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

Directions Step-By-Step

Sauté 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.
Add 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
Cook ground chicken in olive oil. Salt-and-pepper to taste.set aside.
Rinse 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.
In 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.
Top eggplant with ground chicken. Place dollops of sauce on top, and spread the best you can. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Top 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