Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chicken and Eggplant Recipe - How to Make Chicken and Eggplant


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Chicken and Eggplant Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Chicken and Eggplant.  

Ingredients

3 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon dried ground coriander
4 split chicken breasts with wings, skin on
3 tablespoons oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon thyme
½ tsp oregano
1 eggplant, peeled and cut into cubes
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup tomato juice

Method

- Season the flour with salt, pepper, cumin and coriander
- Cut each chicken breast into 2 pieces keeping bones, skin and wings
- Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off the excess
- Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Begin frying the chicken skin side down making sure to brown both sides.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
- In the same pan cook the onions for 5 minutes until caramelized.
- Add the garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper to the onions and stirring for a few minutes, remove from the heat
- Salt the eggplant cubes and let stand for some time, wash with water then press the excess moisture from the pieces using paper towels.
- Heat oil on medium heat and brown the eggplant cubes, remove from heat.
- Add the eggplant to the cooked onions stirring over medium heat. Add the tomato juice and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat, place the chicken back into the pan, cover and let cook for 30 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked
- Garnish with thyme and oregano.

More Middle Eastern recipes:

Chicken with saffron, honey and macadamias
Middle Eastern sticky lamb shank stew
Arabian Biryani
Kabsa
Rice Boukhari with Meat
Chicken with Eggplant and Cauliflower Rice  

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