Low-carb curry chicken zucchini boats

Low-carb curry chicken zucchini boats

A creamy curried chicken cargo makes this zucchini boat go the distance. Plus, mild cheeses batten down the hatches and keep everything together. Your crew will clear the decks... well, their plates.

Low-carb curry chicken zucchini boats

A creamy curried chicken cargo makes this zucchini boat go the distance. Plus, mild cheeses batten down the hatches and keep everything together. Your crew will clear the decks... well, their plates.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 900 g zucchini
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb 450 g chicken breast, chopped into small pieceschicken breasts, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 5 oz. (23 cup) 140 g (160 ml) cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) 475 ml (230 g) gouda cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper
For serving
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz. (423 cups) 170 g (1.1 liters) lettuce
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9 x 12" (22 x 30 cm) baking dish.
  2. Split each zucchini in half, lengthwise, and remove the seeds with a spoon. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Blot off the drops of liquid with paper towels. Place the halves in a greased baking dish.
  4. In a large pan, warm the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and saute until done. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl to cool.
  5. Mix the chicken, mayonnaise, cottage cheese, spices, and a third of the grated cheese. Season to taste.
  6. Distribute the mixture into the halves of zucchini and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the zucchini boats have turned a nice golden color.
  7. Mix oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper into a simple vinaigrette. Serve the zucchini boats beside a simple salad made with the lettuce and vinaigrette.

Tip

Feel free to vary the recipe by using this yummy filling in eggplant or bell peppers. You can also save time by starting with a rotisserie chicken.

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7 comments

  1. Charisse Williams
    Can ricotta cheese be substituted for the cottage cheese?
  2. Kawaski
    Thank you for simplifying your recipes! All of the recipes, that I have viewed, contain ingredients that can be purchased in almost any grocery store!
  3. Amelia
    This was really yummy. I adjusted slightly and was delicious for dinner party with salad.
  4. Rick
    What would be a good substitute for the curry?
    Reply: #5
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What would be a good substitute for the curry?

    You could substitute any savory spice that you prefer. Adjust the amount to suit your taste preferences.

  6. Tara
    My kids thought this was the best. "Mom, make it again and again and again!" I also really enjoyed it and it makes for easy lunch leftovers.
    Reply: #7
  7. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    My kids thought this was the best. "Mom, make it again and again and again!" I also really enjoyed it and it makes for easy lunch leftovers.

    Wow! There is no better praise!

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