Chicken, zucchini and ricotta rotolo
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 150g button mushrooms, sliced
- 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, plus ¼ cup chopped basil and extra basil leaves to serve
- 150g baby spinach leaves
- 500g chicken breast mince
- 150g reduced-fat ricotta
- 100g store-bought roasted red capsicum, not in oil, chopped
- 4 x 47g fresh lasagne sheets
- 3 zucchini/ courgettezucchiniXszucchini, summer squashX, peeled into wide ribbons without any seeds
- ¹⁄³ cup finely grated cheddar
1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Place oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and mushroom and cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes or until mushroom is just golden. Add tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Partially cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir through basil leaves. Transfer sauce to a 6-cup capacity round ovenproof dish.
2 Place spinach in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and blanch for 30 seconds. Drain, refresh under cold running water and drain again. Finely chop and transfer to a large bowl. Add mince, ricotta, capsicum and chopped basil, mixing well to combine. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
3 Cut each lasagne sheet in half. Spread ¹⁄³ cup chicken mixture over one sheet, then roll up to enclose filling. Cut into 2 rounds, then wrap each round in a zucchini ribbon. Nestle rounds into sauce in ovenproof dish. Repeat with remaining pasta, chicken filling and zucchini/courgette ribbons. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for a further 20–25 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
Serve rotolo sprinkled with extra basil leaves.
For extra flavour, add a teaspoon of grated lemon zest and some chilli flakes to the chicken mixture in step two.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 18.5g
–Saturated fat 5.5g
Dietary fibre 10.9g
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