Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chicken Eggplant Florentine Pomodoro

Fresh spinach, garlic, eggplant, baked tomato, chicken breast, all crusted with Italian bread crumbs and baked together....with melted cheese~
Both my kids love different things, so with that in mind this was born to satisfy them both ....its now a favorite in our house hold...




3- Boneless Chicken Breasts sliced 1/4 inch thick pieces, saute in large fry pan with 4 tablespoons of olive oil, add 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic around 1 minute on each side.
2- bags of fresh spinach saute in 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons minced garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. when soft and cooked place in a dish set aside ( this will be on the plate first when serving the stack of chicken and eggplant).
1 large eggplant washed, skin removed every other inch to leave on stripes and sliced in 1/2 inch thick pieces
2 large beefsteak tomatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup white wine
2 cup crushed tomatoes
grating cheese
extra virgin olive oil
Italian flavored breadcrumbs
shredded mozzarella

On a large deep cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, spray generously with cooking oil. Starting with sliced eggplant, sprinkle with bread crumbs and olive oil.Add chicken slice on top. Add tomato slice, add more bread crumbs and olive oil. Sprinkle with grating cheese. Top with crushed tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, minced garlic more bread crumbs and grating cheese. Pour the wine all around the bottom of cookie sheet add 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Bake until eggplant and tomato is soft around 35 minutes. Add mozzarella at the end around 2 to 3 more minutes until melted. Serve on a bed of spinach.


21 comments:

Lazaro Cooks! said...

That is an awesome chicken dish. You've really made chicken interesting again. Great job!

Cheers!

Claudia said...

I am making this. Enough said! Beautiful, Claudia - you inspire me.

alison said...

another delicious post ,claudia!

Bridgett said...

Now this is a dinner worth craving! I am always looking for a great chicken dish and this definitely would win me over.

Federica said...

This is a lovely dish. You've made chicken very tempting and tasty. Well done dear, have a nice week end :X

MaryMoh said...

That's a beautiful combination. Looks delicious. I like it.

Tania said...

You are incredible! You prepare extraordinary dishes with simple ingredients!

Stella said...

Hey Claudia, we love eggplant here. I just planted some eggplant for my Mom. It should do well, as last year's garden produced big, perfect looking eggplants of the white variety. Hopefully, the black ones will do just as well-I'll keep this recipe on hand...

Drick said...

now what is not to like about this one, your kids are right to like different things, makes you be creative and come up with such wonderful dishes like this one....

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Gosh this looks amazing! What a beautiful dish!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This would satisfy lots of different cravings! Totally delicious!

Foodessa said...

I'm glad that I already had my supper...this dish is making me hungry ;o) Very good blend of ingredients.
Flavourful wishes, Claudia

Nicole said...

Do you cook every night for your family? I know you would be a huge hit in my house, especially with my husband. This dish is gorgeous!

Greg said...

I may have to try this one. I have been on an eggplant kick lately. Never had eggplant until the end of the season last year, now I keep trying different ways to cook with it.

Jessie said...

I've got to tell you... I don't like eggplant, but this dish could seriously seriously convert me!!! Yum!!

Jessie
http://www.themessiekitchen.com

bunkycooks said...

I have to make this over the weekend! I have been craving a really great Italian dish and this one will definitely satisfy that desire. Looks great!

Magic of Spice said...

Very nice dish:) Love eggplant with this type of dish...Yum!

Chef Dennis said...

that looks positively delicous!! I love using eggplant with chicken!
cheers
Dennis

Emily Malloy (Ziegler) said...

I am totally coming over for dinner from now on. I'll catch a flight from Philly everyday so I can eat a meal like this!

Wow!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Fantastic! I really love every single ingredient in this but I can see how this would be a great dish to serve a table full of people with different food preferences! You're a kitchen genius!

Daydreamer Desserts said...

I love, love, love eggplant! But I don't make it that often because my boys wont eat it, that said... I think this dish will make them converts!