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    Chicken with Eggplants & a Pesto Sauce

    Chicken & Eggplants with a Pesto Sauce – Κοτόπουλο με Μελιτζάνες και Σάλτσα Πέστο

    My friend Th. asked for more chicken recipes. I told myself I should not delay anymore and prepare a recipe at once. 😉  This is a very simple dish, but if you set it on the plate in a different way in can be served in a gathering. It is ideal for those days when you want to make something more special with a few simple ingredients.

    You will need about 500 g. chicken fillets, 2 small eggplants and pesto sauce that you can make yourself very easily. You can always use a store-bought. In the original recipe eggplants are fried with some olive oil. I chose to cook them in the oven. Whichever way you choose, be sure to lay them on absorbent paper to dry away the oil.

    Chicken & Eggplants with a Pesto Sauce – Κοτόπουλο με Μελιτζάνες και Σάλτσα Πέστο

    Chicken & Eggplants with a Pesto Sauce
    Serves 4
    A very simple but impressive dish
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    Prep Time
    20 min
    Cook Time
    30 min
    Total Time
    50 min
    Prep Time
    20 min
    Cook Time
    30 min
    Total Time
    50 min
    663 calories
    16 g
    106 g
    49 g
    42 g
    7 g
    443 g
    138 g
    6 g
    0 g
    40 g
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    443g
    Servings
    4
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 663
    Calories from Fat 436
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 49g
    76%
    Saturated Fat 7g
    37%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
    Monounsaturated Fat 34g
    Cholesterol 106mg
    35%
    Sodium 138mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrates 16g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 9g
    37%
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 42g
    Vitamin A
    2%
    Vitamin C
    10%
    Calcium
    4%
    Iron
    12%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Ingredients
    1. 500 g. / 1 lb. chicken fillets
    2. 2 small eggplants
    3. 150 g. basil pesto
    4. 2 tablespoons olive oil
    5. 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
    6. salt & pepper, to taste
    Instructions
    1. Cut the chicken fillets cross into 8 thin slices. Season with salt and pepper and cook them in a nonstick skillet for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden browned.
    2. Cut the eggplants cross into 8 thin slices. Brush them with olive oil, season with salt and bake in preheated oven at 180 ° C / 356o F, until tender and cooked through, about 12-15 minutes. Lay on absorbent paper towels to dry away the oil.
    3. In a pan put 4 eggplant slices, spread some of the pesto sauce on top of them and place over the 4 slices of chicken. Spread some of the pesto sauce on the top side of the chicken and continue doing the same with the remaining eggplants.
    4. Finally, place the last 4 chicken pieces on the eggplant and place a sprig of fresh rosemary on top of it.
    5. Tie each serving carefully with 2 pieces of string so it won’t fall apart.
    6. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 180 ° C / 356o F, for about 10-12 minutes. Remove the foil and if necessary cook a little longer to get more color. Serve warm.
    Notes
    1. To quickly make the pesto sauce, mix in a food processor the leaves of a bunch of basil, 40 g. grated parmesan cheese, 1 large garlic clove, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 40 g. pine nuts, salt and pepper.
    Adapted from by the magazine "Cuisine Actuelle", August 2011
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    calories
    663
    fat
    49g
    protein
    42g
    carbs
    16g
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    Adapted from by the magazine "Cuisine Actuelle", August 2011
    The Healthy Cook https://thehealthycook.gr/

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