Wow -- you would never guess the sauce is eggplant and bell pepper! Great flavor in both the sauce and the rub for the chicken. I oven roasted the eggplant and charred the pepper under the broiler -- much better flavor than microwaving. I did peel the eggplant after roasting before I pureed it. This recipe proves you don't need a long list of ingredients for great flavors. I plated the chicken on top of a smear of the sauce, also served jasmine rice, CL Lemon Brocolini and garlic flat bread -- and the extra sauce. Great meal; recipe is definitely a keeper.
Chicken with Eggplant-Pepper Sauce
dory92064 Posted: 08/26/09
Moni84 Posted: 04/22/10
made this tonight left out the ginger thought it would be too sweet and put in an other seasoning it was an all in all ok dish nothing speshel would cook again just for my family too get my son use to other flaver's but i woud not make for other people.
kateford Posted: 02/09/10
This was a really quick and easy recipe. We did find it was alittle bland and will definitely add additional salt the next time I prepare it. I served it over egg noodles, which seemed like the perfect side.
apothecari Posted: 09/22/09
GREAT quick recipe! We ended up waiting longer for the brown rice to cook than the meal took to make. A couple of modifications: I had orange peppers I needed to use, so used those instead of the red peppers. My boyfriend added a little sweet curry powder to his sauce and WOW, it made an already excellent dish even better. I would think 1/2 a teaspoon in the blender with the veggies would suffice...It's a keeper either way!
SHARKY09 Posted: 04/16/09
I have to admit, at first glance this recipe didn't make my mouth water and I mainly made it for my uber healthy hubby. But after trying it, I was very tempted to lick my plate clean and get a second helping! I'm not much on tomatoes, so I'm going to try this sauce as a substitute! I'm dreaming up chicken parmesean recipes right now! Definitely give it a try! Cutting up the eggplant and peppers into smaller pieces was easier on my old food processor.
ninazag Posted: 07/18/09
Outstanding recipe! very easy to do and relatively fast. i did make everything on the grill - eggplants with skin and peppers (then skinned the peppers after they sat in a paper bag for 10 min), and grilled the chicken as well. we couldn't get enough!
bjanelle Posted: 09/16/10
Really fast and easy, and just as tasty as a dish that takes twice as long!
pdxoxs Posted: 12/23/12
This recipe was super quick and super easy to make, and probably would have been quicker had my blender been cooperating with me. The chicken itself was also good. But over the course of the meal, my Fiance and I felt that the eggplant was too dominant, and although the pepper was noticeable, it seemed to have made the eggplant stand out more, which we came to realize we didn't prefer as the dominant flavor. If you love eggplant then this is for you, but I felt that given the current cooking methods I didn't really love it. I hypothesized possibly roasting the pepper, reducing the eggplant, and possibly increasing the spices (the curry powder sounds interesting), might make this more appealing to me, but I will be hard pressed to make this again.
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 01/09/13
I found the sauce to be too spicy - perhaps I have hot paprika in my kitchen? However, it was so intriguing in combination with the ginger-spiced chicken, that the overall effect was quite enjoyable. The sauce is smooth and creamy, but you don't actually taste much eggplant under all that spice.
dinemag Posted: 07/01/13Boynton Beach, FL
This was just an ok dish. It didn't really have any flavors that stood out. We paired this with spaghetti squash, added in some white wine and a little feta, but it just didn't do it for us. Next ...