Chicken Eggplant Sorrentino
For many years I worked at an Italian restaurant, and one of my favorite dishes was Chicken Sorrentino, This delicious dish comes to mind anytime I have an eggplant in the house. It’s very easy to make and very tasty!
These amounts are for four chicken breasts, feel free to increase or decrease as needed
- 4 Chicken Breasts
- 1 medium Eggplant
- 8 slices of Prosciutto
- 1 jar of Spaghetti Sauce (I like to use homemade, but pre-made works in a bind)
- 1 cup fresh Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 Eggs
- 2 cups Panko or other Breadcrumbs
- Salt, Pepper, and Italian Seasoning
Start by slicing the eggplant longways into long slices. You’ll want them less then 1/2 inch thick, you’ll need one slice for each of the chicken breasts. Put the eggs in a bowl and whip them up, put the breadcrumbs with a couple of dashes of the salt, pepper and Italian spices on a plate and mix it up. Dip each slice of eggplant in the egg then coat generously with the breadcrumbs. Put each breaded eggplant slice on a non-stick cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven. Bake them about 10 minutes, then flip and bake about 10 minutes more. The breadcrumbs should brown.
While the eggplant is baking dice up 1/2 green pepper and a small onion as well as about 5 cloves of garlic. Coat the bottom of a large deep pan with olive oil and heat it up, add the garlic then the peppers and onions and saute. Add most of the sauce and get it all simmering. Then add the chicken breasts and put a lid on the pan to cook the chicken through. After the tops of the chicken breasts appear white, flip them and let them cook to 165 degrees internal temperature.
When the eggplant is done, remove it from the oven. When the chicken is done put two pieces of prosciutto on top of each breast. Then layer a slice of eggplant on top of that. Then put some of the mozzarella cheese on top and finally cover it with a bit of the sauce. Put the lid back on the pan and cook until the cheese melts. When the cheese melts they are ready to serve and enjoy!
Cheesy Veggie Bake
We got quite a few different kinds of veggies this week, so I was looking for a good way to incorporate as many as I could. Then I remembered that I had seen this recipe on Pinterest, and decided I had to try it! It was super easy to make, and very yummy!
- 1 medium Yellow Onion
- 1 tbsp minced Garlic
- 1 medium Zucchini $0.71
- 1 medium Yellow Squash $0.85
- 1 medium Potato $0.91
- 1 medium Tomato $1.65
- 1 tsp dried Oregano
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 cup shredded Cheese (I used a mix of mozzarella and parmesan)
Step One: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Dice the onion and set aside. Thinly slice the other veggies.
Step Two: Sauté the onion and minced garlic in olive oil until softened (about five minutes).
Step Three: Spray the inside of an 8×8 square baking dish with non-stick spray. Spread the softened onion and garlic in the bottom of the dish. Place the thinly sliced vegetables in the baking dish vertically, in an alternating pattern. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and oregano.
Step Three: Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, top with cheese and bake for another 15 minutes.