What can go wrong with the combination of ground chicken, ricotta, and zucchini?
These colorful and delicious packages are the perfect way to give your day a boost of joy!
And you can vary with them, and change the filling to your liking, for example, replace the ricotta with cottage cheese or add bacon.
Low-Carb Chicken-Ricotta Packages
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 500 g ground chicken
- 250 g ricotta
- 1 egg
- 40 g parmesan cheese
- pepper and salt, to taste
- 1 zucchini
- Butter or olive oil
- 50 g cherry tomatoes
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp oregano
Preheat the oven to 190 °C.
Put butter in a skillet, and fry the onion and 1 garlic clove for about 2 minutes. Add the ground chicken, and cook for another 5-6 minutes, on medium-high heat.
Pour the ground chicken mixture into a large bowl and let it cool for a bit. Once cooled, add the ricotta, egg, parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, and the other garlic clove. Mix with your hands until well combined.
Slice the zucchini into equal long, thin slices. Place 2 slices of zucchini horizontally, and 2 slices vertically (that way you create a cross).
Scoop a bit of the ricotta-chicken mixture in the middle of the cross. Fold the edges of the zucchini, and make a little package out of it. Continue this process until you used up all zucchini or all of the ricotta-chicken mixture.
Butter a baking tray with oil or butter, place the cherry tomatoes in the tray and sprinkle the oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper on top. Place a few garlic cloves in the tray if you want some extra flavor!
Place the ricotta-chicken packages on top of the tomatoes, and put in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Serve the packages on a plate and sprinkle parmesan cheese and fresh basil on top. Enjoy!