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Bravo Italian Chicken

A handful of Italian-style pantry staples team up with chicken for this hearty entree that the entire family will love. Just add breadsticks! —Kristin Miller, Carmel, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) tomato basil pasta sauce

Directions

  • Place eggplant in a colander over a plate; sprinkle with salt and toss. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with Italian seasoning and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken on both sides. Transfer chicken to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • Rinse eggplant; pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a large bowl; add pasta sauce and toss to coat. Spoon over chicken; top with remaining cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 170°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 397 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1123mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 8g fiber), 43g protein.
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  • NoodleNel
    Feb 23, 2020

    Love this recipe. So easy and delicious. We don't like thick chicken so we use cutlets. I have made it several times and it comes out great. My daughter is vegetarian so I make a separate eggplant dish for her and make a vegetarian chicken atty to go with it.

  • krazykrisy
    Feb 10, 2014

    Everyone liked this dish. I didn't change a thing but I do think I will let the eggplants drain longer. Next time I will add a little grated parmesan cheese to the dish.

  • badkitty1116
    Jun 19, 2011

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  • ging568
    Jun 3, 2011

    Super easy and huge hit. Made for my parents last night and I was told I could make next week!