Eggplant layered with chicken Low Carb By Noreen

Nor M.


I am trying to eat a bit healthier lately. This dish is healthy. It is low-carb. Yet it is very flavorful. I came up with this dish as a way to cut out carbs. If you like Italian food. Give this one a try. Enjoy!

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30 Min
45 Min


eggplant pealed and sliced 1/4 inch thick
13 ounce can crushed tomatoes, or low carb jarred marinara sauce
a pinch of sugar if sauce is tart
1 lb
ground chicken
1 1/2 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
italian seasoning
3/4 tsp
garlic salt
1 tsp
chopped garlic
2 c
sautéed sliced mushrooms
1/2 c
sautéed chopped bell pepper
1/2 c
sautéed chopped sweet onion
4 Tbsp
parmesan cheese
1 c
cottage cheese, lowfat
1 c
mozzarella cheese, low-fat
salt-and-pepper to taste
2 Tbsp
olive oil divided


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1Sauté your vegetables and some olive oil. Place crush tomatoes into a sauce pan add the vegetables. Turn heat to medium high. Cook until boiling and reduce heat.

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2Add the chopped garlic and herbs to sauce stir and let simmer. Add a pinch of sugar to your liking if sauces to bitter hor yourliking

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3Cook ground chicken in olive oil. Salt-and-pepper to taste.set aside.

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4Rinse and dry eggplant. Peel eggplant and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Place slices on oiled sheet pan. Place under broiler. Broil until light golden brown. Flip and broil other side until golden brown.

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5In an 8 x 8" pan. Cover bottom with some of the sauce spead because it will be thick. Cover with half the eggplant slices. It's okay if they overlap slightly. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top of eggplant. Spread cottage cheese.

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6Top eggplant with ground chicken. Place dollops of sauce on top, and spread the best you can. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

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7Top with the remaining eggplant slices. Top with the rest of sauce and spread evenly. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Place in 350° oven about 45 to 60 minutes until cooked through. Cover with foil laying over top. Do not cover tightly with foil. Remove from oven and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Healthier Fare
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy