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Oaxaca Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

Serves: 4-6
Enchilada zucchini boats are a healthy (and delicious) twist on traditional enchiladas.


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  • 3 small or 2 medium zucchini, trimmed and sliced lengthwise 
  • 1 lb chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • ½ white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped, plus more to serve
  • ½ tbsp taco seasoning
  • ½ cup crema
  • 1 ½ cups enchilada sauce, divided
  • 8 oz Rizo Bros Oaxaca Cheese, shredded, divided
  • Lime wedges, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop out the seedy center of each zucchini half, making a “boat” shape and leaving about ½ inch of zucchini around the sides.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the shredded chicken, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, taco seasoning, crema, ½ cup enchilada sauce, and 4 oz shredded oaxaca cheese. Mix well to combine.
  4. Scoop an equal amount of the chicken enchilada mixture in each zucchini boat, filling the zucchini halves evenly and arranging them in a 9x9in baking dish. Pour the remaining 1 cup enchilada sauce over the boats, then top with the remaining 4 oz shredded oaxaca cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the enchilada sauce on the sides is bubbling slightly. Turn the oven to broil and broil on high for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown just a bit.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve hot with additional cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.