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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

If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare an elaborate meal for yourself or your family, try stuffing squash or zucchini with a lean protein and complex carbohydrate source. Add a little bit of Latin flair with cilantro and green chiles, and you have a meal that will make you an instant hero at dinner time.

And the best thing about this meal is, it’s easy to customize to meet your dietary needs and preferences.

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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.