Bibliophile Lass (bibliogirl) wrote,
Bibliophile Lass

Recipe: Chicken & Aubergine Bake

Made this up yesterday evening and it seemed to work OK...

4 chicken breasts
1 large aubergine
4 slices bacon or ham
Philadelphia or other cream cheese
Parmesan cheese
Tarragon or other fresh or dried herbs
Salt & pepper to taste
Olive oil -- garlic-infused if you have it

Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas 4 and grease a large shallow oven dish.

Cut the top off the aubergine and slice thinly along its length; you are aiming for eight slices of approximately equal size (which will probably mean you have a couple of bits left over).

Spread four of the slices generously with Philadelphia. Sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese, top with tarragon (I used dried, that being what I had, but fresh would be great too). Season with salt and pepper. Top with the other four slices and arrange in the oven dish. Drizzle with olive oil (garlic-infused olive oil works especially well).

Wrap each chicken breast in a slice of ham or bacon. If you have fresh herbs, tuck a bit of the herb between the chicken and the ham/bacon.

Place each chicken breast on top of one of the pairs of aubergine slices. Cover pan with foil and bake for 45 - 60 minutes, removing foil after about half an hour.

Serves two generously if you're not doing much with side dishes, or four if you have sides to go with it.
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