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Chicken Taco Zucchini Boats

So by now, y’all know that my love for tacos runs deep. Lately, I have been trying to eat healthier for myself and for the kids, so I am trying to cut out some carbs where I can. Well, the other night I decided to try out these Chicken taco zucchini boats, and guys, they were a hit! My daughter was a bit skeptical at first, but after trying them even she loved them! Prep and cook time were a little longer, but it was completely worth it. So if you are in the market for a healthier taco Tuesday option, you have to try these out.

Chicken taco zucchini boats.

Chicken Taco Zucchini Boats

So recently, I decided to try out meal planning once again. I have done it in the past, but have never been really successful. Lately, though, it seems to be working really well! What I did was sit down and plan out meals for two weeks at a time. Normally, I would make a list and then go to the store, but this time I tried out the new Walmart grocery pickup, and I was really impressed.

All I had to do was add all of my groceries to my cart, select a pick up time, and then drive to pick up my groceries. This seriously has been the best thing especially since I don’t have to get the kids in and out of the car. I even got a $10 coupon for my first purchase! If you want to try it out, you can get your $10 coupon here. If you use this link you will get $10 and so will I, so win-win!

Anyways, onto the chicken taco zucchini boats. These were on my meal list for the week, and after trying them they will for sure be a repeat meal in my house!

What You Need

The ingredients list is a bit extensive, but I found that I had most of these items in my pantry and didn’t have to actually purchase very much!

  • 4 Zucchini
  • Chicken
  • Canned Tomato
  • Onion
  • Frozen Corn
  • Minced Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Corn Starch
  • Water
  • Cheese
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Cumin

What To Do

So, as I said earlier, these can be a bit more labor-intensive than my normal recipes, but I promise they are worth the work.

The first thing you will want to do is to preheat your oven to 400 degrees. While your oven is heating up, you can start shopping! Chop up your onion into fine little pieces.

Heat up some olive oil in a pan and then you will want to add the onion and some minced garlic.

While that is heating up, you are going to start on your zucchini. Cut the zucchini in half longways, and scoop out the center with a spoon to create a boat.

Since I am not a fan of wasting food, I actually saved the inside that I scooped out and fed to my dog Lilly along with her dog food.

By now, your oven is probably heated up so place your zucchini on a cooking sheet and brush with olive oil.

Bake your zucchini for 20-25 minutes.

While they are baking, add in your can of tomatoes (I like to use the Mexican Blend from Walmart) and all of your spices to your pan with the onions and garlic. Y’all know I am not one to really measure, so all of my spices are to taste, so probably about 1 tsp.

Now, mix your water, 2/3 of a cup, with 1 TBSP of corn starch together and add it to your pan as a thickening agent.

Bring it to a boil and let it simmer while you are waiting on the zucchini to finish cooking.

Now, you will want to add in some cooked shredded chicken. You can use rotisserie chicken if you want, but I ended up using my Crock Pot Mexican Chicken for this.

Alright, once your zucchini is cooked and your stuffing is ready it is time to assemble your boats.

All you need to do is fill your boats with the chicken mixture.

Top with some frozen corn and cheese, then place it back in the oven for 10 more minutes.

Once they come out of the oven they are ready to eat! These came out so good, and made so much! We ended up having 3 boats leftover to have for lunches during the week!

The only thing I would change next time is that I would add in some black beans. You could even do just black beans and leave out the chicken and have a perfect meal for Meatless Monday!

Chicken Taco Zucchini Boats

5 from 4 votes

Chicken Taco Zucchini Boats

These chicken taco zucchini boats are not only delicious and easy to make, but they are also a healthy alternative for taco Tuesday.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 Zucchini
  • 1 LB Cooked Chicken
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • Frozen Corn
  • Shredded Cheese
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Papricka
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400

  2. Dice onions finely and cook in a pan with olive oil and minced garlic.

  3. Cut zucchini long ways, and scoop out center to create a boat. 

  4. Place zucchini on a cooking sheet, brush with olive oil, and bake for 20-25 minutes.

  5. Add in tomatoes and spices to your cooked onions. 

  6. Mix water and corn starch together until smooth then add to pan and bring to a boil.

  7. Let simmer and thicken while you wait on the zucchini.

  8. Add in your cooked chicken to the pan.

  9. Stuff your zucchini with the mixture. Top with corn and cheese, then bake for 10 minutes.

  10. Let cool and enjoy!

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Thursday 31st of August 2017

I don't eat meat since I'm a vegetarian, but I know that this is something that my kids would love. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Thursday 31st of August 2017

[…] may or may not have a slight obsession with Mexican food. Taco Tuesday is my favorite dinner of the week, and I am down to go to my local hole in the wall taco stand at […]


Wednesday 30th of August 2017

These look great! I love tacos but equally love incorporating veggies in a creative way so this is a perfect combination.


Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Those look delicious! And something my kids would love. I have heard amazing things about the walmart grocery pick up...I need to try this!


Tuesday 29th of August 2017

These look so good! I made chicken parm ones a few weeks ago and they were good! I can't wait to try these!

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