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Chicken Bacon Ranch Zucchini Boats
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Zucchini Boats

Chicken Bacon Ranch Zucchini Boats are the perfect low carb dinner that can satisfy everyone. The boats are full of flavor, healthy, and quite easy to prepare.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Bacon Ranch Zucchini Boats, Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Zucchini Boats
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 zucchini boats
Calories 274kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • Flesh from 2 zucchini
  • 1 1oz package Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and chopped

Instructions

  • Cut the zucchini in half and using a small spoon, hollow out the center out of the halves, leaving 1/4 inch thick shell on each half, to create zucchini boats. Keep only the flesh from two zucchini and discard the rest.
  • Squeeze excess water out of the flesh and chop well. Set aside.
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and once the oil is hot add ground chicken. Using a wooden spoon, break it up while it cooks. Cook until no longer pink and push to one side of the pan.
  • Add diced onion, garlic, diced bell pepper, chopped zucchini flesh and Ranch dressing mix. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes. Stir well and simmer on low for about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper if needed.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking dish with foil, to avoid cheese sticking to it, and set aside.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the chicken mixture into the hollowed zucchini boats. Divide the mixture equally and press firm to fit in as much as possible into the zucchini boats.
  • Arrange into a baking dish and top with shredded cheese and chopped bacon.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25-35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through. Remove foil during last 5 minutes of cooking.

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Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1.5mg