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Roasted Greek Eggplant Topped/Stuffed Chicken
2 boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons seasoning (I used tomato, basil and garlic grill mates)
1/2 medium eggplant
2 tablespoons cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, preferably Greek
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 small jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
dash cayenne pepper, or to taste
1. Position oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source; preheat broiler.
2. Line a baking pan with foil. Slice Eggplant in half. Place eggplant in the pan and poke a few holes all over it to vent steam. Drizzle with olive oil and salt. Broil the eggplant, until the skin is charred and a knife inserted into the dense flesh near the stem goes in easily, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board until cool enough to handle.
3. Scrape the flesh into the bowl. Add oil and stir with a fork until the oil is absorbed. (It should be a little chunky.) Stir in feta, onion, bell pepper, chile pepper (if using), basil, parsley, cayenne and salt.
4. Coat chicken evenly with seasoning. Place in a baking dish. Top with eggplant mixture (or you can stuff! see how to here). Cook for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Top with additional feta crumbles/mozzarella (optional).
*You could also use this recipe solely as a dip as Eating Well did. Both ways are amazing!
And yes after my glass of wine I still had berries leftover so I filled it up with some OJ! Stay tuned to tomorrows post, I am going to post lots of drink recipes for the beach! I am preparing for this weekend! (here is a hint - mimosas, pineapple rum mojitos, raspberry/strawberry/cherry daiquiris, white wine sangria and more!).
I also had an amazing PB&J cupcake for lunch courtesy of MNI (an agency in Annapolis) who brought a cupcake truck to our office for free goodies! so delicious i need to recreate!! Don't worry, I grabbed a chocolate one for CL (so he wouldn't get jealous of my awesome job perks).
I would post the pics of the cupcakes but blogger is acting up right now! you can check my FB page to see the deliciousness!