Quinoa and chicken-stuffed zucchini boats

Jan 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Healthy quinoa and chicken are a treat in these cute zucchini boats.

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Consider this different approach to healthy quinoa, chicken and zucchini when it comes to mealtime.

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Zucchini boats are fun to prepare (and eat!). Using a small spoon or melon ball scoop, remove the flesh from the zucchini, leaving about a 1/4-inch thick shell.

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When stuffed with cooked chicken, quinoa, onions, tomatoes and cheese, they become an extraordinary one-dish meal that your whole family will enjoy.

Quinoa and chicken-stuffed zucchini boats recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Using a small spoon or melon ball scoop, remove flesh from zucchini, leaving a 1/4-inch thick shell. Set aside 1/4 cup of the pulp (chopped) to use in the stuffing mixture.
  3. In a large bowl, combine zucchini pulp, cooked quinoa, chicken, onion, tomato, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir well to combine.
  4. Stuff chicken mixture into each zucchini boat, distributing evenly between each zucchini. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  5. Place zucchini boats into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray and cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cheese is melted and zucchini is fully cooked.

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