Healthy Stuffed Zucchini

Healthy Stuffed Zucchini

 

This baked healthy stuffed zucchini is filled with a mixture of onion, garlic, sweet red pepper, chicken breast, and crumbled feta cheese.

Healthy Stuffed Zucchini

Healthy Stuffed Zucchini

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy stuffed zucchini, low carb, zucchini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 239 kcal
Author: Kathy

This baked healthy stuffed zucchini is filled with a mixture of onion, garlic, sweet red pepper, chicken breast, and crumbled feta cheese.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound browned chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 large zucchini (about 12 inches long) cut in half length-wise
  • 1 cup sweet red pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbs oil olive oil or coconut oil works well
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup water for the bottom of the pan
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4″ thick. Arrange in a baking dish. Chop the scooped-out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces, and set aside.

  2. Heat a large sauté pan, add 1 tbs oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add chopped onion, chopped garlic, and chopped red pepper. Sauté on a medium-low flame for about 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent.

  3. Add chopped zucchini and season with a pinch of salt and pepper; cook about 1-2 minutes.

  4. Add browned chicken breast and mix well.

  5. Using a spoon, fill hollowed zucchini with stuffing, pressing firmly.

  6. Place ¼ cup water in bottom of the baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake 35 minutes or until fork tender.