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Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes, an impressive alternative to the classic stuffed eggplant (aubergines). So delicious, and making it is easier than you would think.

Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

If you get confused by the terms eggplant and aubergines, no need to panic. It’s actually the same thing. While eggplant is the American English term, aubergine is the British English. When l was in school in Romania, l first learnt the American version, but once l moved to the UK, I inevitably started using the term aubergine. So, sometimes l might use either one or another.

Regardless of what you choose to call them, they are a favourite it my family. But as much as l love aubergines, they can be pretty boring on their own; cook them together with other ingredients and season them well, and they taste just amazing. I do have a few favourite recipes, like Roasted aubergine spread with tomatoes and peppersAubergine dip with mayonnaise or Stuffed aubergines.

Roasted eggplant fan

Roasted eggplant fan

They all make a perfect starter, or, why not, a good snack in between meals, if you feel peckish, but would rather not have anything too big. Aubergines are ever so versatile, lots of ways of cooking them, although l think roasting is the very best.

You only need a few ingredients to make the fan, a few tomatoes, a few slices of your favourite cheese and a few slices of cooked chicken. Feel free to use ham or turkey instead of chicken, or omit it altogether for a vegetarian version. I used basil and parsley as they make a good match with cheese and tomatoes, but any other herb should do, why not. It’s all about experimenting, isn’t it?

 

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

5 from 1 vote
Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes
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Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
 

Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes, a fantastic light appetizer for all tastes.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 597 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 eggplant (aubergines)
  • 50 ml olive oil (2 oz)
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • about 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 slices Gouda cheese
  • 8 slices cooked chicken
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Slice the aubergines lengthwise, keeping the end bit, so that is looks like a fan, each slices should be about 1/2 cm thick.
  2. Use a garlic presser to puree the garlic, then mix it with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Slice the tomatoes, then cut the cheese and chicken in half.
  4. Brush each slice with the oil mixture, then arrange between each slice 2 slices of tomatoes, 1 slice of cheese and one of chicken and top it with basil.
  5. ake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 45 to 60 minutes until the aubergines are tender.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1066mg 44%
Potassium 1651mg 47%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 23g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 48.3%
Vitamin C 50.2%
Calcium 63.1%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

Roasted aubergine fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes

5 from 1 vote
Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes
Print
Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
 

Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes, a fantastic light appetizer for all tastes.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 597 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 eggplant (aubergines)
  • 50 ml olive oil (2 oz)
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • about 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 slices Gouda cheese
  • 8 slices cooked chicken
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Slice the aubergines lengthwise, keeping the end bit, so that is looks like a fan, each slices should be about 1/2 cm thick.
  2. Use a garlic presser to puree the garlic, then mix it with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Slice the tomatoes, then cut the cheese and chicken in half.
  4. Brush each slice with the oil mixture, then arrange between each slice 2 slices of tomatoes, 1 slice of cheese and one of chicken and top it with basil.
  5. ake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 45 to 60 minutes until the aubergines are tender.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted eggplant fan with chicken, cheese and tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1066mg 44%
Potassium 1651mg 47%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 23g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 48.3%
Vitamin C 50.2%
Calcium 63.1%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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