|Chicken cacciatore with eggplant and green beans.|
I started with this beauty:
Then I salted the eggplant slices and let them sit for 30 minutes in a colander in the sink.
After I rinsed the salt off the slices and patted them dry - they went onto a cookie sheet and got a brushed with olive oil.
They cooked under the broiler on Hi until they started to brown - then they got flipped.
Then I rinsed one Rocky's chicken breast.
I cut the chicken into large chunks and browned them in a saute pan.
Usually cacciatore contains tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. I decided to take a shortcut and used this:
I chopped up the eggplant into large chunks and it went into a pan with 1 cup of the pasta sauce (use enough to almost over the chicken). The chicken went into the pan and I cooked everything on medium until the chicken was cooked through.
I wanted some greens so I steamed a handful of green beans.
This was filling and comforting and I didn't miss the pasta a bit.