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Ingredients1 h 45 m servings 481 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and transfer pasta to the prepared baking dish.
- Place eggplant slices in a large pot of lightly salted water. Let eggplant soak to help remove some of the bitterness, about 30 minutes. Drain and pat eggplant strips with a paper towel to dry; transfer to a baking sheet. Brush eggplant with about 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with 2 teaspoons garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; saute eggplant until slightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Spread cooked eggplant over pasta.
- Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into the same skillet; saute onion and mushrooms until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Spread onion mixture over eggplant layer.
- Season chicken thighs with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Pour remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil into the same skillet; cook chicken until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Arrange chicken on the onion layer.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Pour wine into the skillet, and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add water, tomato paste, oregano, basil, and rosemary leaves; cook and stir until sauce is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken to the sauce, cover skillet, decrease heat to low, and simmer while oven preheats, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Arrange chicken atop the onion layer and pour sauce over chicken and vegetables. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
- Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of chicken should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sprinkle Parmesan-Romano cheese over chicken.
- Cook's Note:
- Substitute penne pasta for macaroni if desired.
- Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
Per Serving: 481 calories; 26.9 g fat; 28.4 g carbohydrates; 25.9 g protein; 74 mg cholesterol; 208 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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Pretty tasty recipe! However I spent two hours making it as directed. Yikes! Flavor was good, loved the eggplant especially! I did not buy 3 as recipe called for, but 1 large, which was the perf...