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Eggplant Lasagna with Chicken

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Sliced eggplant takes the place of noodles in this eggplant lasagna recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 (16-ounce) can tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried whole oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Combine egg and milk; dip eggplant slices in mixture and dredge in breadcrumbs to coat thoroughly. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook eggplant in 2 tablespoons hot oil in a skillet until browned; add more oil if needed. Remove eggplant; drain on paper towels. Sauté onion and garlic in remaining oil; add tomato sauce, tomatoes, parsley, sugar, oregano, and salt. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in chicken; remove from heat. Arrange half of eggplant slices in a 12x8x2-inch baking dish; spoon half of sauce mixture over eggplant. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Eggplant casserole serves 6.

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