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Tomato Basil Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Tomato Basil Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 3

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 3/4 pound ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
  • 1 jar of Monte Bene Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Halve zucchini lengthwise; place cut side down in a baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, scoop out seeds, leaving a 1/4-in. shell.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook ground chicken, onion, green pepper, salt, pepper and garlic over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, breaking up chicken into crumbles; drain.
  3. Stir in ½ the sauce, letting simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  4. Spoon mixture into zucchini shells.
  5. Pour the remaining sauce on the bottom of ungreased baking dish.
  6. Place stuffed zucchini shells on top of sauce, sprinkle with 3/4 cup Italian cheese blend.
  7. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake, uncovered, until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes longer.

Buon Appetito!