Chicken Taco Zucchini Boats

chicken taco zucchini boats

If you have a bounty of zucchini in your garden, found a too-good-to-resist deal at the local farmer’s market, or discovered a surprise delivery on your doorstep from a neighbor desperate to reduce their supply, I’ve got a great recipe for you!

Truth be told, I started making these earlier this summer with zucchini from the grocery store! I have been looking for ways to cut down my calories while still enjoying the foods I love, and this was a very easy one. Hollowed out zucchini boats make the perfect “shell” for chicken tacos, reducing the fat while still keeping you full. Plus, it’s delicious!

I just used my usual Crock Pot Chicken Taco recipe for this – the kids still had tacos while my husband and I dug into these! Here’s how easy it is:

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Chicken Taco Zucchini Boats
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 large jar salsa (650ml, 22oz)
  • 3 or more zucchini (depending on if you're sharing with the kids, 1 zucchini per person)
  1. Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker/crock pot and top with taco seasoning mix and salsa. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Shred in the last 30m of cooking.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. Slice zucchini into halves and scoop out the seeds making a boat on each half.
  4. Place in a baking dish and fill each zucchini boat with the shredded chicken.
  5. Top with cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how tender you like your zucchini (I prefer mine with some crunch).

You can, of course, top them as you would a regular taco – add sour cream, lettuce, tomato, pico, whatever you like! Enjoy!

chicken taco zucchini boats


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