Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats – a simple stuffed zucchini recipe that only calls for four ingredients.
Hollowed out zucchini squash is stuffed with cooked ground chicken mixed with buffalo wing sauce; topped with cheese; and baked.
This recipe is a great way to use up all that summer zucchini! And, it’s great for those people who are looking for high protein, low carbohydrate dinners.
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Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats Recipe
- 4 small-medium zucchini about 1¾ pounds
- 1 lb. ground chicken
- 1/2 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce not regular hot sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 7-9 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the buffalo wing sauce.
- As the chicken cooks, cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop the seeds and center out of each zucchini half, leaving a ¼ inch thick zucchini boat. Place the zucchini in the baking dish cut-side up.
- Spoon the chicken mixture into the zucchini boats. Sprinkle the zucchini evenly with the cheese.
- Cover the baking dish with foil. Bake for 35 minutes.
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Delicious. Easy, tasty. Made as directed just added a little cheddar cheese in addition to mozzarella. This will be in our favorite quick meals.
we love this recipe!
THIS IS SO GOOD PLEASE MAKE IT
10 out of 10 would recommend. Its quick, easy and healthy. I will def be making this again.
Could you use barbecue sauce instead of wing sauce?
Made last night, whilethe chicken mix was good my zucchini did get super soft. I did sautee red onion and garlic to add to the meat, and used S&P to season the zucchini before stuffing. Not sure if they was cooked to long or i took to much out. However it was good and felt healthy, may try again bbut next time blanch the zucchini and not bake as long
GREAT RECIPE !! I made exactly per recipe. Sooooo good— Will definitely make often.
Love this recipe! Definitely a crowd pleaser. When I ask the family what they would like for dinner this is always mentioned. Have it at least once a week.
My husband and I loved this. Couldn’t be any easier to make and I could easily add more cheese to his boats and adjust to our taste. So tasty and simple!!!!
The hubby and I decided this needs to be in our “favorites” rotation… he suggested we have it weekly. My picky kids ate the meat mixture in bread, added lettuce and topped it off with ranch. It was a hit that way too! Can’t wait to check out your other recipes. Thanks for sharing!
Loved this.. so easy and so good!
Can you make this with yellow squash instead?
I don’t like chicken so I used beef. My wife doesn’t like spicy so we used teriyaki sauce. Neither of us like zucchini so we used broccoli. We served it over rice it was delicious!🤨
So good and easy to make! I used ground turkey.
I used the buffalo hot sauce, just because I had three bottles in my cabinet lol. If I wouldve used wing sauce instead, would there have been more flavor? It tastes like it’s missing something.. or maybe I’m used to ground Turkey not ground chicken. thoughts?
Made these last night as written except used an Italian cheese blend mix I had on hand. Delicious and rave reviews from my husband. Light and super easy! Thanks for a great simple recipe!
These were great!!
First zucchini boat I ever made and it was DELICIOUS. I addrd three Italian sweet sausage links (deskinned and crumbled) to the ground chicken and added extra wing sauce to compensate fir extrs meat. I was bringing this dish to s friends house for dinner and my friend told me her husband doesnt like griund chicken. It worked snd heclived it too.
One of the best recipe!!
My kids and I enjoyed this quick and simple boats. Family favorite now. Thank you for sharing
I find if you cut the zucchini and put it in the oven while you brown the meat, it cuts down on the cooking time needed after you stuff them. Love this recipe, my family and I use it all the time!
Loved these!! I did ground turkey and added 2 TBSP of coconut milk (thicker canned variety) mainly because I had it already opened and I e to pair it with hot sauce to cut the heat just a smidge. Very tasty! We doubled the recipe (family of 5) so I have leftover meat I will totally use to stuff more boats this weekend!
Added some blue cheese crumbles to the chicken mixture – yum!
Can you use ground turkey instead of ground chicken?
Yes you can! 🙂
Really, really delicious zucchini boat recipe looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this yummy chicken recipe with us.
Yummy! I don’t like anything spicy so I made my husband like the recipe but made mine with bruschetta mixed in instead of wing sauce. It was a hit!
Could you do this with canned chicken? I don’t see why not! 🙂
I think the 37g of protein for 2 boats is a bit high, especially with ground chicken. The other nutritional info seems about right.
4oz ground chicken is 22-30 g protein, depending on different brands I’ve seen, and 1/4 cup cheese is 5-10 g depending on brand. It’s feasible there could be 37 g of protein in this…
We decided to cook the scooped out zucchini and add it to the buffalo chicken instead of tossing it out.
Mu husbandi is not a zucchini fan. Could I mix the chicken mixture with brown rice for him? Thanks.
You could always stuff a pepper instead!!
This was really yummy! I used chopped up boneless skinless chicken thighs instead and it came out great!
Is it super spicy? I love spice but my husband can only take so much. =)
just add a little ranch if it has too much heat, the ranch will tame down the spice.
Not at all, but depending on the buffalo sauce it can be salty. These are fantastic. My husband loves them.
Also, you can get different levels of heat in your buffalo sauces.