Keto zucchini roll-ups with chicken and herb butter

Keto zucchini roll-ups with chicken and herb butter

Wonderful zucchini roll-ups and butter-fried chicken with hot Spanish flavors. Perfect for lunch or dinner, and keto all the way!

Keto zucchini roll-ups with chicken and herb butter

Wonderful zucchini roll-ups and butter-fried chicken with hot Spanish flavors. Perfect for lunch or dinner, and keto all the way!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Zucchini roll-ups
  • 25 oz. 700 g zucchini
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 3 oz. 90 g butter
  • 613 oz. 180 g mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 613 oz. 180 g cream cheese
  • 513 oz. 150 g (325 ml) shredded cheese
  • ½ ½ green bell pepper, finely choppedgreen bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 oz. 50 g air-dried chorizo, finely chopped
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp pepper
Chicken
  • 4 4 chicken breastchicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 16 oz. 30 g butter, for frying
Herb butter
  • 4¼ oz. 120 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Slice the zucchini lengthwise into half-inch slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Salt and let sit for ten minutes. Dry off the liquid with a paper towel of a clean kitchen towel.
  3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes ur until the zucchini is soft. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack. Dry off some more if needed.
  4. Chop and fry the mushroom in butter until thoroughly fried. Let cool.
  5. Add all other ingredients, except for a third of the shredded cheese, to a bowl. Add mushrooms and mix well.
  6. Place a generous amount of cheese batter on top of each zucchini slice.
  7. Roll up and place the roll-ups seam down in a baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  8. Increase the temperature to 400°F (200°C). Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese has turned a nice color and bubbly.
  9. In the meantime, season your chicken and fry in butter over medium heat until golden on the outside and completely cooked through.
  10. Serve with herb butter or a mayonnaise and a green salad.

Herb butter

  1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving.

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10 comments

  1. Steve
    Any suggestions on a substitution for the mushrooms? (My wife is not very fond of them!)
  2. Vesna
    Maybe increase amount of peppers? Red, yellow?
  3. Mimi
    I am not fond of them either but I can deal with using cremini or baby portabella mushrooms. For some reason they are not a 'woodsy' tasting to me.
  4. Luke
    Do we have smaller sized zucchini's here in Australia? I tried making these but there just simply wasn't enough zucchini to roll up anything. Maybe I need to shop around for larger ones...

    Despite the roll up issues, this was delicious. I used thigh chicken instead of breast and didn't bother with the herb butter, instead just seasoning the chicken really well before cooking.

    Reply: #9
  5. Angie
    This is delicious. To be fair this takes a bit longer to prepare than suggested on the recipe, but worth the trouble.
    Reply: #8
  6. Penny-Laine
    Absolutely delicious! My husband ordered it for his birthday meal.
  7. Susan
    Cut the zucchini in thinner slices - closer to 1/4" or you will never get it rolled up. Also, you don't need a side salad with this... the recipe is plenty of food - and I like large portions.
  8. Susan
    Agreed on the time! Closer to 1 1/2 hours by the time you do all the prep - and I had help.
  9. Bradford
    You can cut extra pieces of smaller zucchini and overlap them (like roofing shingles) until they are the size of a larger zucchini.

    Do we have smaller sized zucchini's here in Australia? I tried making these but there just simply wasn't enough zucchini to roll up anything. Maybe I need to shop around for larger ones...
    Despite the roll up issues, this was delicious. I used thigh chicken instead of breast and didn't bother with the herb butter, instead just seasoning the chicken really well before cooking.

  10. Danielle
    I made a cheat's version ZUCCHINI LASAGNA :) After taking the eggplant out of the oven (couldn't be bothered doing the roll ups as I had hungry mouths to feed!) so just layered half the zucchini in an oiled oven dish - spooned half the mix on top, layered with cheese, then the other half of the zucchini in a layer, topped with remaining mushroom mix and balance of cheddar and a bit of Parmesan. Baked for another 20 minutes and came out AMAZING - I've had rave reviews from family all night and the left overs for lunch were devoured. Will be making that one again for sure!

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