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Garlic Sesame Chicken Zucchini Boats

These GARLIC SESAME CHICKEN ZUCCHINI BOATS are packed with delicious flavor. Just 20 minutes to make a healthy chicken stuffed zucchini recipe with robust flavor. Made with my famous Garlic Sesame sauce featuring honey, soy sauce, and garlic.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword asian recipes, Garlic Sesame, Ground Chicken, stuffed zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 180kcal


  • 4 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken or ground turkey
  • cup + 1 tbsp honey
  • cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 7 green onions, diced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Cut zucchini lenght wise. Scoop out the centers, discard.
  • Brush with oil. Place face down in casserole dish so the peel is on the outside. I use 2 dishes for this to not crowd and sweat the zucchini.
  • Bake in 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic in a bowl. Mix well.
  • In a large rimmed skillet set over medium heat, cook ground chicken. Break ground chicken up into little pieces using a spatula. Cook until no longer pink and all the liquid has cooked off; about 6-9 minutes. 
  • Stir in garlic sesame sauce into skillet. Toss the mixture together until chicken takes on the color of the sauce.
  • Allow to simmer, cook until most of the liquid is thick and absorbed by the chicken. 
  • Stir in green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Remove roasted zucchini from oven. Fill each shell with ground chicken mixture.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg