Pasta-Chicken in a Fresh Tomato and Eggplant Sauce with Spaghetti

Spaghetti with chicken and eggplant in fresh tomato wine sauce

Pasta-Chicken in a Fresh Tomato and Eggplant Sauce with Spaghetti
Pasta-Chicken in a Fresh Tomato and Eggplant Sauce with Spaghetti

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound spaghetti

  • 5

    tbs evoo

  • 3

    baby eggplant or 1 small firm eggplant cut into 1/2 inch dice

  • 1 1/3

    pounds chicken tenders cut into small bite sized pieces

  • 1

    medium yellow onion chopped

  • 4

    cloves of garlic chopped

  • coarse black pepper

  • 1/2

    tsp crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1/2

    cup dry white wine

  • 1 1/2

    cups chicken broth or stock

  • 1

    pint red cherry or grape tomatoes

  • 1

    cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • 1

    cup parmigiano reggiano cheese

  • 1/2

    cup starchy cooking water(from boiling pasta)

Directions

1. Boil pasta. Before you drain-reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. 2. Preheat large nonstick skillet over medium high heat with 3 tbs of evoo. 3. Add the eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown, about 5 to 6 minutes. 4. Remove the eggplant from the skillet to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. 5. Return the skillet to the stove and add the 2 remaining tbs evoo. 6. Add the chicken and cook to lightly brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. 7. Add onions and garlic and return the eggplant to the skillet and season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. 8. Add the white wine and chicken stock, bring up to a simmer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. 8. Add the cherry tomatoes and the reserved pasta cooking water and cook until the tomatoes begin to burst. 9. Add the parsley and the cooked pasta, toss to coat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce tightens up around the pasta. Turn the heat off and add the grated parmigiano cheese. Toss to coat and serve

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