Healthy Stuffed Zucchini
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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.

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

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.