Eggplant bake with chicken and orzo

Jackie O'Callaghan


A fabulous twist to Eggplant Parmesan.

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45 Min


30 Min


1 box
orzo pasta
eggplants, peeled cut into circles
whole chicken breasts cooked and cut into small bite size pieces
6 oz
smoked gouda cheese shredded
1 10 oz
box frozen spinach, thawed
parmesan cheese shredded
mozzarella cheese shredded
italian bread crumbs
2 bottle
marinara sauce ( go to www.foodwithjackieo for my recipe)
olive oil
kosher salt

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook orzo per directions on box
Dip eggplant in milk or egg and coat with Italian breadcrumbs and fry in olive oil
In a 13 x 9 casserole dish, spoon in marinara sauce
Drain orzo and mix with spinach, chicken, and gouda,and kosher salt
Layer eggplant over marinara in dish, spoon in orzo mixture, add more sauce, keep layering until ingredients are gone, with eggplant on top
Add Mozzarella and Parmesan covering the top
Cook for 30 minutes, cheese should be a little brown

Serve with crusty bread and or a green salad

This can easily be vegetarian, just omit the chicken.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian