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Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats loaded with buffalo chicken, baked for 30 minutes, and topped with a healthy blue cheese dressing. Super easy to make and the whole family will love them! Gluten-free, keto, low carb, and easily made paleo and Whole30.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken zucchini boats, chicken zucchini boats, zucchini boats recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 zucchini boats
Calories 236kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles (1 ounce)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons greek yogurt (I used 4% fat)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour 1/2 cup buffalo sauce in a large glass baking dish.
  • Make the zucchini boats. Cut the bottom and top off the zucchini and then cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, hollow out the center of the zucchini halves, leaving about 1/4-1/2 inch shell. Place flesh side up in the glass baking dish.
  • Stuff the zucchini boats with the buffalo chicken, dividing it up evenly (make sure to get all the sauce). Drizzle with the remaining 1/4 cup buffalo sauce. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes until zucchini is cooked through, but still has some firmness.
  • While the zucchini boats bake, make the blue cheese dressing by mixing yogurt, blue cheese, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Adjust according to taste if desired.
  • When zucchini boats are done, top with blue cheese dressing and optional toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

*Easy Substitute for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken
To keep this zucchini boat recipe easy, I used my instant pot buffalo chicken. I love making a batch and having it on hand for easy meals throughout the week. But I know not everyone has an instant pot.
To make easy shredded buffalo chicken for these buffalo chicken zucchini boats, simply mix 2.5 cups shredded chicken and 1/2 cup buffalo sauce. You can use either homemade shredded chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the store.
For the buffalo sauce, you can use homemade buffalo sauce or your favorite store-bought brand.

Nutrition

Serving: 1boat | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.1mg