Buffalo chicken stuffed zucchini
Buffalo chicken stuffed zucchini is a healthy and easy dinner recipe. It’s easy to make, and stores really well, making this recipe perfect for meal prep.
- 2 zucchinis
- 200 g chicken breast
- 50 g cheddar cheese
- 4 tablespoon buffalo sauce
First prepare your buffalo chicken. Add the chicken and buffalo sauce to your slow cooker. Leave them to cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 4-6 hours.
Remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker, and shred them using two forks. Add more buffalo sauce to taste if you want it to be more spicy.
If you want more thorough instructions, see my recipe for perfect slow cooker buffalo chicken.
Slice 2 zucchinis in half lengthways, and use a spoon to scoop out the insides.
Combine the zucchini meat with the shredded chicken.
Place the hollowed zucchinis on a baking tray, and fill them with the zucchini/chicken mixture. Top with cheese.
Bake the buffalo chicken stuffed zucchinis at 190 C / 175 C fan oven / 375 F until the zucchini has softened and the cheese melted, about 15-20 minutes.
- Keep an eye on the zucchinis as they bake. Every oven is a bit different, and yours might finish faster or slower than suggested. The cheese should be melted and golden before you remove them from the oven.
- Add some toppings or garnish! Some sauce or dressing is nice, as is adding fresh herbs, avocado slices or other vegetables.
You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
These stuffed zucchinis are also suitable for freezing for up to 3 months. Thaw them in your fridge overnight before reheating them in the oven for the best results.
Busy schedule? Make a large batch of slow cooker buffalo chicken and freeze down in portion sizes. Thaw as needed, and you’ll have quick dinners like buffalo chicken stuffed zucchinis whenever you want.
Is this dish allergy friendly? – This recipe is nut free, soy free, egg free and gluten free. If you want it to be dairy free, you can use a dairy free ranch and cheese alternative.
Is this vegan? – As this recipe uses chicken, it is not vegan. If you need a vegan option, check out these yummy buffalo chickpea stuffed zucchinis.
Can I change the ingredients? – Absolutely! Feel free to add other elements to the filling, or add more ingredients on top. I think this would be great with added rice, black beans, corn, red onion or avocado.
Which sauce do you use? – I use Frank’s RedHot Original sauce. This tastes similar to their buffalo sauce, but is less buttery. You can also use any other brand of hot sauce or buffalo sauce if you wish.
Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg