My name is Elena and I am a Chef Master. I have always been passionate about cooking and experimenting with different ingredients. Today, I want to share with you my favorite recipe for chicken eggplant. This recipe is not only delicious but also healthy and easy to prepare. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Recipe Category: Main Dish
- Recipe Cuisine: Mediterranean
- Aggregate Rating: 4.5/5
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
- 1 large eggplant, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the chicken cubes and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
- Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until translucent.
- Add the eggplant slices and sauté for another 5 minutes.
- Add the can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, paprika, cumin, and dried oregano. Stir well.
- Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot.
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- Q: Can I substitute chicken with another protein?
- A: Yes, you can use beef, lamb, or tofu.
- Q: Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned?
- A: Yes, you can use 2-3 fresh tomatoes instead.
- Q: Can I omit the parsley?
- A: Yes, you can use cilantro or basil instead.
- Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
- A: Yes, you can prepare the ingredients in advance and bake it before serving.
- Q: Is this recipe suitable for a vegetarian diet?
- A: No, this recipe contains chicken.
1. You can add other vegetables such as zucchini or bell peppers.
2. Serve with rice or quinoa for a complete meal.
3. Use a non-stick skillet to reduce the amount of oil needed.
This chicken eggplant recipe is a perfect dish for a cozy night in or a family dinner. It is packed with flavor and nutrition, and easy to make. Give it a try and let me know what you think!