The other day before work, I took out my Lidia's Italy cook book to see what other recipes my husband had selected for making. One of those was chicken cacciatora with eggplant. It's a recipe that can be prepared in one pot, which I did, and the ingredient list was pantry basic, with a few additions. I already had some uncured, applewood smoked bacon in my freezer, I needed to purchase a can of San Marzano tomatoes, an eggplant and fresh parsley.
While this dish did take some time to prepare, about an hour, it think its worthwhile. You have your protein and veggie all in one meal. It's a recipe that can be made ahead and reheats wonderfully. I served mine with a side of linguine, using the sauce from the dish. If you're looking for a new recipe and one pot, this is one you should try!
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.