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Green Chiles Chicken Squash Boats

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 168
Protein 19g
Fat 4g
Carbs 15g
Total Time

This recipe for stuffed chicken and squash is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a satisfying meal. The combination of lean ground chicken, hatch green chiles, and a mix of brown and wild rice creates a flavorful and protein-packed filling. The garlic paste and cumin add depth of flavor and a hint of heat. Topped with sliced cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, these stuffed squash boats are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
To prepare the dish, start by setting the oven to 405F. Slice the yellow squash in half and carve out the seeds, creating a boat-like shape. In a nonstick skillet, cook the ground chicken with the garlic paste and cumin until it is about 70% finished. Then add the green chiles and cooked rice, and continue cooking until the chicken is almost fully cooked. Place the squash halves on a baking sheet and fill them with the chicken and chile mixture. Top with cherry tomato halves and mozzarella cheese, and bake for 20 minutes. The result is a tender and flavorful squash that pairs perfectly with the savory filling. Garnish with fresh cilantro for a pop of color and a touch of freshness. This recipe is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies and add variety to your meal rotation.
This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner option that is full of flavor and nutrition. The combination of ground chicken, hatch green chiles, and a mix of brown and wild rice creates a filling that is both protein-packed and flavorful. Topped with cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, these stuffed squash boats are a tasty and satisfying meal. They are also easy to customize by using different types of meat, grains, or vegetables, such as butternut squash or summer squash making them a versatile and adaptable option for any taste preference. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just looking for a healthy dinner for one, these stuffed yellow squash boats are sure to be a hit.

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Green Chiles Chicken Squash Boats

Ingredients

Ingredients for 6 yellow squash halves:

  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 4oz hatch green chiles (mild, canned)
  • 1 cup brown & wild rice mix
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp reduced fat mozzarella (optional)
  • fresh cilantro (chopped)
Steps
  1. Set oven to 405F.
  2. Slice yellow squash in half and carve out part of the insides with the seeds.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat. Add garlic paste and ground chicken, then cumin seasoning and cook until chicken is 70% finished. Chop the chicken with a wooden spatula so that it does not bind together.
  4. Toss in green chiles and cooked rice. Mix together and cook until the chicken is 90% finished.
  5. Place the squash halves on a baking sheet.
  6. Fill the squash with the chicken and chile mixture.
  7. Slice cherry tomatoes in half and place on top of the meat mixture.
  8. Top with mozzarella cheese, about 1/2 tbsp for each boat half.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes for cooked yet firm squash.

 

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green chiles squash boats

green chiles squash boats

green chiles squash boats

green chiles squash boats

Approximate macros for 1 of 6 squash halves:

 

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Calories
168
Protein
19g
Fat
4g
Carbs
15g
Sodium
-
Fiber
3g
Sugar
-
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.