Dec. 6, 2022 | CHH Foundation, News
by Bradley Burck

Healthy Recipe: BBQ Chicken Pizza Boats

Huntington's Kitchen

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Chef Marty’s BBQ Chicken Pizza Boats!

This recipe is used by Chef Marty Emerson at Huntington’s Kitchen to teach young people how to make healthy snacks.

BBQ Chicken Pizza Boats

If you liked the zucchini pizza boat recipe, try this variation for an equally tasty (and healthy) dish. This one still uses zucchini, the healthy fruit that is often mistaken for a vegetable. Then it adds chicken, plus barbeque sauce in place of pizza or pasta sauce, with additional mozzarella and a teaspoon of garlic powder to add some zest.


  • 1 large chicken
  • 4 large zucchini, halved
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 1/3 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Flatten chicken to 1/2 inch (this will help cook the chicken quickly and evenly). Place flattened chicken on a baking sheet and flavor with salt and pepper. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Using a melon baller, scrape the flesh out of the halved zucchini to create a well (make sure to leave a slight wall all the way around to give the zucchini support). Roughly chop the scraped out zucchini into 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer the chopped pieces into a large bowl. Add in remaining ingredients, including cooled chicken and toss until well combined.
  4. Fill each zucchini boat and lightly sprinkle more mozzarella on top. Bake for 10-14 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.

Thank You

Thank you to Walmart for making this recipe possible to share with children in Central Appalachia!

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