Eggplant Stuffed with Chicken

This gives me an idea for another thing to stuff into chicken

This gives me an idea for another thing to stuff into chicken

This is a great use of leftover grilled chicken thighs and takes very little time to make. Use fresh, firm medium sized eggplant for this.

Stuffed Eggplant with Cheese and Chicken

  • 2 grilled chicken thighs chopped into small dice (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 large eggplant
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cut into small cubes
  • 1/8 cup grated Romano
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped fine
  • Salt/pepper
  • tbsp olive oil

Cut eggplant in half and scoop out the seeds and some flesh to create a deep hole. Make sure to leave enough flesh on the sides and bottom to keep the eggplant shell intact. Dice up seeds and flesh. In a large frying pan heat olive oil over medium. Saute onion until it turns translucent then add chopped eggplant, capers, rosemary and garlic. Saute until eggplant begins to turn golden. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and mozzarella to vegetables and mix well. Place eggplant shells on a greased baking dish. Sprinkle inside with a little Romano and pepper. Spoon filling equally into all shells and then top with sprinkle of Romano. Bake eggplant at 365 degrees until soft and filling has begun to brown, about 25 minutes.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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13 Responses to Eggplant Stuffed with Chicken

  1. TasteFood says:

    Great use of leftovers. I love eggplant.

  2. G’day and YUM! Just bought eggplants today as have a craving, TRUE!
    Really enjoy your photos and recipe too!
    Cheers!
    Joanne
    What’s On The List?
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net

  3. I’m always looking for new recipes with aubergines – nice one.

  4. Bill Peeler says:

    I love eggplant every which way to Sunday. This looks fantastic —

  5. Purely.. Kay says:

    I never thought to stuff eggplant with chicken but since I am in lover of everything chicken.. I will be saving this recipe for a good, lazy weekend πŸ™‚

  6. Ooh, stuffed eggplant with chicken. Sounds tasty!

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    Great idea, Greg! Any way to use eggplants is a good way to go.

  8. Carolyn Chan says:

    That looks delicious and what a great way to use up leftovers !

  9. Raymund says:

    Another interesting yet delicious looking recipe

  10. laurasmess says:

    This looks ridiculously delicious. I love any eggplant dish that’s cheesy… the flavours seem to work so well together. Love the photo. Drool-worthy.

  11. Kristy says:

    I actually have leftover grilled chicken thighs in the fridge! Mike broke out the grill this week. I just told him not to eat the leftovers. πŸ™‚ (Yet, anyway!)

  12. Looks amazing..love aubergines!

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