July 1, 2020

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

By Ange's Table

Hey there.  How are you doing today?  I am doing well, thanks for asking 😉

Can I talk to you all about something today?  Poor customer service.  It has to be what kills any business. 

Now don’t get me wrong.  I know that the customer is not always right.  Most of the time, they are the person in the wrong, but still want a favorable outcome.

I have had a HORRIBLE experience with Pinterest.  I have had an account with them for YEARS!!!  I planned my wedding, found our vows, fun stuff for the family, recipes, garden ideas.  You name it, Pinterest has it.

So fast forward many years, and I started my blog.  There was an add on that would automatically put my posts on Pinterest, and Facebook and other social media platforms all at once.  (I never realized how much time it takes to post to social media.)

Within a couple of hours of adding that particular add on, I recieved an email from Pinterest that I violated their spam policies.  I immediately deleted the add on, and made sure that my Pinterest account was back to normal.  Guess what, Pinterest shut down my account.  I emailed them MULTIPLE times, tried to find a phone number to call.  But nothing.  What I don’t understand is if I fixed everything, why is my account still closed. 

The worst part is that I cannot access all the stuff I had saved over the years.  Not to mention I lost HUNDREDS of readers to my blog.  Literally, HUNDREDS.

Does anyone know why such a big company would only have email contact?  And its not even a real email address.  You fill out their form, and then a ROBOT responds to you.  How am I spam, but a robot to reply to an email is not?  

Pinterest used to be my most favorite social media platform.  No one is trolling anyone else, its all good ideas.  And food.  Lots of food.  

I wish I could have it back, but if you don’t have good customer service, to help people like me, how do you stay in business.  

To make myself feel better, I will treat myself to a delicious meal.  And let me tell you, these Stuffed Zucchini Boat are so yummy.  I use the food processor to chop everything up.  In just a few minutes dinner is in the oven.

We served this with some basmati rice.  Simple, easy, delicious.  See how simple it is to put a smile on my face?

make boats with zucchini
Use a spoon to scoop out the insides of the zucchini
season zucchini boat
Season with salt and basil. Don't forget the olive oil drizzle
starting chicken for stuffd zucchini
Brown the ground chicken
Save time, chop everything in the food processor
adding pureed zucchini to chicken mix
Last add in the reserved zucchini , pureed
fill boats with chicken stuffing
Fill the boats with chicken
zucchini on dish with rice before going into oven
Seasoned and ready for the oven
close up finished stuffed zucchini
I love the brown bits on top
stuffed zucchini on fork
Shhh...Don't tell them its healthy, no one will know

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

  • 3 large or 6 medium zucchini
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tsp + 1 tsp Seasoned Salt Mix  
  •  1 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped 
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 small vidallia onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2-4 Tbsp Olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350’F.

Wash and dry off the zucchini.  Cut in half so that you can scoop out the inside of the zucchini to create a “boat.”  Save the insides, they will be added to the filling.

Lay the zucchini boats in a single layer in a baking pan.  Season the boats with 1 tsp salt and basil.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Set aside.

Add 2 Tbsp olive oil to a large pan over medium heat.  Once hot, add in ground chicken.  Season with herbs.  Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently to break the chicken up into small pieces.

Add in chopped onion, garlic and carrots.  Mix well, season with salt.  

Add the scooped out insides of the zucchini to your food processor.  Puree, then add to chicken and vegetable mixture.  Mix well.  

Spoon chicken mixture into zucchini boats.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Cover, cook in preheated oven 30 minutes.

Uncover, cook additional 25-35 minutes until the zucchini is cooked through, and the top gets brown.


If you don’t have any ground chicken, you can make your own with the food processor.  Just add chicken breast or thigh meat, and pulse until it is all chopped.

Our family loves this simple, yet satisfying meal.  I know yours will too.  Leave us a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @Anges_Table.  We love hearing from you.