Thursday, July 31

Zucchini Enchiladas

Don't be fooled... this is a Mexican dish, not an Italian dish! But since I loathe cilantro I had to find something else to top it with. And of course I have plenty of oregano :)

This recipe is a little more time consuming than it would lead you to believe. I would advise cooking this one in two nights... night 1: cooking and shredding the chicken and night 2: adding the chicken to the rest of the preparation.

4 medium zucchinis, cut in half lengthwise
1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder or to taste
1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
1/2 cup corn
1 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
Place the zucchini halves in boiling water for a minute, remove and let cool.
Hollow out the zucchini halves with a small spoon reserving the removed flesh.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the garlic, cumin and chili powder and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
Add the reserved zucchini flesh, chicken, corn, oregano, 1/2 cup of enchiladas sauce and cilantro, cook for a few minutes and remove from heat.
Spread 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce over the bottom of a large baking dish, place the zucchini in the dish, stuff them with the filling and top with the remaining enchilada sauce and the cheese.
Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the zucchini is nice and tender and the cheese has melted, about 30-40 minutes.

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