Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chicken Rollatini stuffed with Zucchini and Mozzarella

I've been searching for low-carb recipes lately and have been having a really hard time finding ones that I thought the kids and hubby would enjoy too.  We had this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely amazing!  The kids loved it too so it was a win-win!

1 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 c zucchini, chopped (I used 2 small)
1/4 c + 2 T Romano or Parmesan, shredded
3 oz part skim mozzarella, shredded
3 chicken thighs (~6oz each)
1/2 c italian seasoned bread crumbs
Juice of 1 lemon
1 T olive oil
non stick cooking spray

Saute garlic in olive oil until brown.  Add zucchini and 1/4c Romano and cook another 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Once cool, mix in mozzarella.  Make 2 mixtures in 2 seperate bowls - 1 with bread crumbs and 2T Romano, and 1 with lemon, olive oil, and pepper.  Meanwhile trim fat off chicken thighs and lay flat on chopping board or other working surface.  Spread zucchini mixture over each thigh and roll tight.  Then dip the thighs in the olive oil mixture and then the breadcrumb mixture and place in a casserole dish that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.  Spray all chicken with more cooking spray when done and cook for 25-30 minutes in a 450 degree oven.

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