Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Cilantro Lime Rice
Wow...this meal was seriously good. Not only was the whole meal healthy and under 500 calories it was super filling too. It was a little time consuming to make but so worth it.
For the enchilada boats
For the enchilada sauce:
olive oil spray (I used my Misto)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 or 2 tbsp chipotle chile in adobo sauce, more if you like it spicy
1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2/3 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
For the zucchini boats:
4 (about 32 oz total) medium zucchini
1 tsp oil
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
8 oz cooked shredded chicken breast
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
3 tbsp water or fat free chicken broth
1 tbsp tomato paste
salt and pepper to taste
For the Topping:
3/4 cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar
chopped scallions and cilantro for garnish
For the rice
1 cup extra-long grain rice or basmati rice
1/2 lime, juice of
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
3 tsp vegetable oil
In a small heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover about 15 minutes. Shut off flame and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.
Well, honestly I feel dumb even calling it a recipe next to one of yours, but I wanted something new but easy to make after work, so I tried.....
Super easy, just throw everything in a pot and let it cook for 20 minutes. Easy. Also, it sounded fancy with paprika and fresh parsley.
DH said that I should have called it biscuit salt stew, if that tells you anything.
LOL!! The recipe looks and sounds good! Wow, that really sucks. I'm making Skinnytaste's chicken pot pie soup tonight. It looks super easy to make and healthy. I'll post the recipe if it actually turns out well and post a pic too!
I have been eating crap for breakfast lately (like, stopping to get Del Taco breakfast burritos every morning and other nonsense) so I have decided to clean up my act and make these tonight to freeze and take to work in the mornings with some fruit. I'm going to do them in a reg muffin pan though, since I don't have any mini muffin pans, and since I would eat more than one mini muffin for breakfast anyway. Also, I'm going to dice up some Canadian bacon and add it to the sauteed zuc mixture because I just so happen to have some in my fridge, and that sounds awesome. I'll try to remember to take and post a picture tonight after they are done.
Sorry if they are huge; everything I post from my phone turns out that way. Anyway, that is a picture of the sexiest work breakfast I have ever had. The quiches turned out AMAZING. I cooked them in foil muffin papers to make them easy to get out of the tin, and I adjusted the temp and cook time since they were in regular sized muffin tins, to 350 for about 30-35 minutes (I actually didn't take them out, DH took them out for me because I had to run out to run a quick errand, so I don't know exactly how long they cooked.) Plus fresh blueberries and decaf coffee. Why don't I eat like this all of the time? LOVE! Since you make 12 at a time and they supposedly freeze nicely (I didn't freeze these two, since I knew I would be eating them in like 12 hours) I'm thinking about making up a ton of different kinds of quiches this weekend so I'm set for breakfast and snacks for weeks. Anyone have any great quiche filling ideas for me? These were sauteed shallot, garlic, canadian bacon, and zucchini, plus fresh grated parm cheese and fresh basil. YUM!!!!
Last edited by Alissa_Sal; 12-06-2012 at 12:01 PM.
OMGosh, those look amazing! I'm going to have to add those to the list of things I'm going to freeze when baby gets here. As for filling ideas, I would think just about anything would be great. Maybe some sundried tomatoes, garlic and artichokes with parmesan? Or just some spinach, onion and Gruyere or parmesan would be great too!
Now I'm hungry!
Mmmmm, Jina, I am liking both of those suggestions. What else are you making to freeze for when baby boy is here?