Zucchini Boats

19- Zucchini Boats-2


-Zehra, The FitNest


  • ½ lbs Crescent Foods Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cut into small pieces
  • 4 medium zucchini cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 ½ cups crushed tomatoes
  • ¾ cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp parsley or coriander finely chopped


  1. Cut Zucchini in half lengthwise, scoop out the flesh in the middle to create your zucchini boats.
  2. Place zucchini halves skin side down in a baking dish. Set Aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a frying pan on medium heat, add olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes and garlic. Heat till garlic becomes fragrant.
  5. Add in spices and cook for 2-3 minutes until chicken is cooked.
  6. Pour in crushed tomatoes into pan with chicken. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  7. Add in half the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and mix till melted into the sauce. Add in lemon zest.
  8. Scoop the sauce into the zucchini halves and top with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until zucchini is cooked through.
  10. Broil for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese, remove from oven and top with coriander/parsley.


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Heifa, is a Chicago based Middle Eastern Food Blogger. Her mission is to develop simple, and easy recipes infused with the Mediterranean flavors that she grew up eating. Her hope is for people to get back in the kitchen and make food that is beneficial for them and their families without lacking in flavor.

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To Zehra, nourishing meals are more than just that – they are dishes that feed and nourish our bodies. Healthy eating, fitness and being a loving mother of two are Zehra’s greatest passions. With a Kinesiology and Health Sciences background, she uses this knowledge to encourage her followers to live a healthier life through nutritional eating and ongoing fitness. The recipes that Zehra will share will have you trying different tastes a flavors from around the world.