Maehing's Chicken Eggplant Casserole

Net Carbs
Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Style: Other
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 3 peeled (yield from 1-1/4 lb) Eggplant
  • 0.75 tsp Salt
  • 0.33 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 medium (4-1/8" long) Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 0.33 cup Cilantro (Coriander)
  • 3 large Egg (Whole)
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 3 tbsp Sour Cream (Cultured)
  • 24 oz boneless, cooked Chicken Breast
  • 0.5 tsp Paprika
  • 2 serving Atkins Cuisine Bread


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Cook eggplant, partially covered, in lightly salted boiling water 15 minutes, until tender. Drain and pat dry.  Dice chicken and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade (or with a 4 sided box grater), process bread until fine crumbs form. Add Parmesan cheese, pulse to combine.
  4. In a large bowl, lightly mash eggplant. Mix in half the breadcrumb mixture, Cheddar cheese, green onions, cilantro, eggs, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper. Fold in diced chicken.
  5. Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Smooth top with a spatula. Sprinkle with remaining breadcrumb mixture and paprika. Bake 35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.