Eggplant bake with chicken and orzo

Jackie O'Callaghan


A fabulous twist to Eggplant Parmesan.


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min
30 Min


  • 1 box
    orzo pasta
  • 2
    eggplants, peeled cut into circles
  • 1-1.5
    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

How to Make Eggplant bake with chicken and orzo


  1. 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.

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About Eggplant bake with chicken and orzo

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian

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