Ok, so Eggplant and Chicken Parmesan are probably the two best Italian dishes that I make. I must say they both taste exquisite. I use organic chicken and eggplants, fresh onions and tomatoes and for my sauce I use Rao's or Rustico from Trader Joes. I love both of these sauces because they have all natural ingredients and they taste amazing! I also always use Veggie pasta, Wholewheat Pasta, or Quinoa Pasta from Trader Joes (my favorite). At last I use basic shredded mozzarella cheese (I choose lowest fat content)
Step #1 - Cut eggplant into slices and place on paper towel and lightly salt both sides (takes out bitterness)
Step#2 - Wash, season and then lightly sautee chicken breasts (2-3) in Olive Oil
- In a frying pan, add olive oil, fresh chopped garlic, sliced peppers,
slices onion and crushed red peppers (optional) Sautee then add your
tomato sauce, lower heat, and stir occasionally
Step #4 - Dip eggplant into egg wash and then into breadcrumbs and fry in pan with olive oil & veggie oil until brown.
- In baking dish add a layer of sauce, crumble a bit of chicken or slice
into strips and lay, add a few slices of fried eggplant then add a layer
of cheese...repeat until all ingredients are used up
Step#6 - Place baking dish in the oven at 450 Degrees and cook for 10-15 minutes (until cheese melts)
Step #7 - Take out of oven, let it cool...then ENJOY!