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BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats

30 Minute BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats – loaded with flavor, low in calories and high in protein. The perfect easy healthy recipe for a quick weeknight dinner your family will love!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 20 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4-6


    •   3 zucchini, halved (seeds removed)
    •   1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredde
    •   1/2 cup BBQ sauce (I used Stubbs Brand)
    •   1/3 cup shredded mexican cheese
    •   1 avocado, sliced
    •   1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
    •   1/4 cup diced green onions
    •   3 tablespoons of ranch dressing to drizzle


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Scoop the seeds out of the zucchini halves, leaving a little about a 1/2″ hole carved out of the center (similar to a boat). Place the zucchini flesh side up in a 9×13 casserole dish.
  3. Add shredded chicken and BBQ sauce to a small bowl. Toss to coat all the chicken with BBQ sauce.
  4. Fill the zucchini boats with the BBQ chicken mixture. (about 1/4-1/3 cup for each zucchini boat)
  5. Sprinkle with mexican cheese on top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. (NOTE: I like my zucchini with a bite, if you would like yours more tender bake for an additional 5-10 minutes for desired tenderness)
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Garnish with avocado, tomatoes, green onion, and a drizzle of ranch dressing. Serve.

This great family recipe is thanks to Yummly Recipes at


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