Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 407.0
  • Total Fat: 24.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 93.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,161.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 35.3 g

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Number of Servings: 5


    1 eggplant, about 1 lb., cut into 1/4". rounds
    4 tbsp olive oil
    fresh ground black pepper
    1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3)
    2 c canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree
    1/2 lb mozzarella cheese, cut into thin slices
    1/3 c grated parmesan cheese
    1/4 c fresh basil leaves, lightly packed


Heat the broiler. Arrange eggplant in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Coat both sides of the eggplant with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Broil, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Turn off the broiler and heat the oven to 425ยบ F.

In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tbsp. of the oil over moderately high heat. Season the chicken with 1/4 tsp. of the salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper and add to the pan. Partially cook the chicken for 2 minutes per side and remove from the pan. When cool enough to handle, cut the chicken crosswise into 1/4-in. slices.

Oil 8-in. square baking dish. Put one third of the eggplant in a single layer in the dish. Top with half of the chicken, half of the tomatoes, half of the mozzarella, one third of the Parmesan, half of the basil and 1/4 tsp. salt. Repeat with another third of the eggplant, the remaining chicken, tomatoes, and mozzarella, another third of the Parmesan, and the remaining basil. Top with the remaining eggplant and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Drizzle with olive oil.

Bake for 20 minutes and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRETTYDOVE.


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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. I added alittle bit of tomato paste to the recipe, but without it, it would have been great. I will make this dish again fo my family who loved it. It was delicious. - 6/1/10

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  • Cooked this up for me and my hubby tonight. We both enjoyed it. We served it with angel hair pasta tossed in olive oil, lemon and chopped fresh tarragon. I didn't have enough eggplant (just 10 oz) and I used part skim mozzarella cheese (only about 6 oz) but it came out great! - 3/23/10

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    -and-eggplant-parmesan. - 2/2/10

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  • This was awesome, my husband even went back for more. - 9/9/09

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  • My husband loved it! So easy. - 7/1/08

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  • I made this tonight and it was great! A little runny from the sauce but it was probably my fault. Great flavor! - 4/8/08

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  • I made with one can regular tomato sauce and one can fire-roasted diced tomatoes. I loved the subtle bite that the fire-roasted tomatoes added and I will definitely make it that way again! - 3/26/08

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  • This was delicious! I used no salt tomatoes and added a small can of no salt added mushrooms. AND GARLIC! I was surprised to not see garlic on the ingreds list, so I added a couple cloves to the sauce. Awesome meal! - 3/18/08

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  • Absolutely wonderful! I did the substitution with things I had at home, but the basic ingredients and recipe started it and it turned out delicious! - 3/10/08

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  • cut down on the salt... - 3/9/08

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  • I made this for Sunday lunch. It was delicious. I love eggplant parm and my husband loves chicken parm so it was perfect for us. - 3/9/08

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  • I made this recipe as a means to introduce my husband to eating eggplant. He loved it so much he's asked me to leave all the letovers for his work lunches! Great recipe and will definitely use again and again! - 3/2/08

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  • We made this tonight and it was amazing! I can't think of a single thing to change or improve it. My only problem was not going back for seconds! - 1/30/08

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  • This was awesome!! My family loved it. I added slices of tomato and layered it (eggplant,chicken,basil,mozzarella,tomato, sauce and parmesan) fantastic!! - 1/18/08

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