Chicken Parm Zucchini Boats are a fantastic way to enjoy the flavors of the classic Italian dish while incorporating more vegetables into your diet. This dish maintains all the beloved flavors of traditional chicken parm while replacing the breaded chicken with nutrient-rich zucchini. The combination of ground chicken, marinara sauce, and melty cheese nestled within the zucchini boats creates an absolutely delicious and balanced meal.
Zucchini, with its mild flavor and versatile nature, lends itself perfectly to this innovative twist on a traditional chicken parm. Zucchini boats provide a unique vessel to hold all the delicious ingredients of chicken Parmesan, making each bite a flavorful and wholesome experience. By substituting zucchini for breaded chicken, you not only reduce the calorie and carbohydrate content but also boost your daily vegetable intake. Whether you want to reduce your carb intake or simply seek a lighter alternative, this recipe will satisfy your cravings without sacrificing taste.
Chicken Parm Zucchini Boats
- 4 zucchinis
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 23 oz jar marinara sauce
- 1 cup shredded parmesan
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Brown your ground chicken and season with salt and pepper. Drain the chicken once it is browned.
- Add your marinara sauce to the chicken, and then add 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan and 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella. Mix well and let simmer.
- Remove the tops of your zucchinis, and then slice in halves. Deeply scoop out the insides of the zucchinis.
- Fill the zucchinis with your chicken mixture and then top with the remaining cheese.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.