Eggplant Parmesan

Nutrition / Recipes / May 23, 2014

Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

Eggplants are prized for their vivid color, which can be purple, white or green as well their unique taste and texture. Eggplants also contain phytonutrients that improve blood circulation and nourish the brain. While this isn’t an ‘everyday’ vegetable for most people, the benefits of eggplant make it a great option from time to time. (1)

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplants contain phytonutrients that improve blood circulation and nourish the brain.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken,eggplant,parmesan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Calories 2413 kcal

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice eggplant.
  3. Line bottom of 13×9 inch baking dish with the chicken breast slices.
  4. Cover chicken with the eggplant slices.
  5. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over eggplant.
  6. Cover breadcrumbs with mozzarella cheese slices.
  7. Pour marinara sauce over cheese.
  8. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Recipe Notes

Testing for ripeness: gently press the skin with your finger, if it springs back the eggplant is ripe!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 medium eggplant (approximately 1 pound)
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs boneless skinless, sliced thin
  • 3/4 lb mozzarella cheese sliced thin
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (approximately 3 cups)
  • 1/4 lb parmesan cheese grated
Nutrition Facts
Eggplant Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2413 Calories from Fat 1089
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 121g 186%
Saturated Fat 66g 330%
Cholesterol 636mg 212%
Sodium 8582mg 358%
Potassium 5433mg 155%
Total Carbohydrates 102g 34%
Dietary Fiber 25g 100%
Sugars 51g
Protein 231g 462%
Vitamin A 129%
Vitamin C 77.8%
Calcium 328.6%
Iron 78.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Reference

  1. http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=22

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