Chicken Cucumber Boats Recipe
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Chicken Cucumber Boats Recipe

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These refreshing cucumber creations will make your next lunch seem special. "This is a cool dish when days get warm," says Sue Ross of Casa Grande, Arizona. Tip: "Try it with tuna or turkey salad as the filling instead.".
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed cucumber half (prepared with reduced-fat cheese and fat-free mayonnaise) equals 164 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 540 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise; remove seeds. With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each cucumber half so it sits flat. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into cucumber boats. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Cucumber Boats in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p58

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"What a great. Idea! Very delicious. We've had this many times during the summer and will keep it as a favorite!"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"This was OK but not great. I probably will not make again, not enough flavor."

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