Chicken Marsala with Eggplant and Pasta Casserole Recipe -
Chicken Marsala with Eggplant and Pasta Casserole Recipe
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Chicken Marsala with Eggplant and Pasta Casserole

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"I love chicken Marsala as well as eggplant and pasta, so I done this twist on the dish. I have a huge herb and spice garden, so I normally use all fresh. I hope you enjoy as much as I."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and transfer pasta to the prepared baking dish.
  3. Place eggplant slices in a large pot of lightly salted water. Let eggplant soak to help remove some of the bitterness, about 30 minutes. Drain and pat eggplant strips with a paper towel to dry; transfer to a baking sheet. Brush eggplant with about 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with 2 teaspoons garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; saute eggplant until slightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Spread cooked eggplant over pasta.
  5. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into the same skillet; saute onion and mushrooms until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Spread onion mixture over eggplant layer.
  6. Season chicken thighs with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
  7. Pour remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil into the same skillet; cook chicken until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Arrange chicken on the onion layer.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  9. Pour wine into the skillet, and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add water, tomato paste, oregano, basil, and rosemary leaves; cook and stir until sauce is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken to the sauce, cover skillet, decrease heat to low, and simmer while oven preheats, 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Arrange chicken atop the onion layer and pour sauce over chicken and vegetables. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of chicken should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sprinkle Parmesan-Romano cheese over chicken.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute penne pasta for macaroni if desired.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Jan 14, 2015

Pretty tasty recipe! However I spent two hours making it as directed. Yikes! Flavor was good, loved the eggplant especially! I did not buy 3 as recipe called for, but 1 large, which was the perfect amount. The eggplant took the longest, cause even in my large fry pan I could only cook 4 slices at a time. Only two issues with recipe. 1) the eggplant absolutely soak up any Olive oil brushed on and therefore didn't cook properly. At first I added Olive oil to pan, but given all the slices it would have used a lot. So I opted to use cooking spray when I flipped them, as well as before adding a new slice to pan- this worked well. 2) in my opinion, and my family's needed more sauce. I suspected such so I made a pan sauce loosely on the ingredients for the sauce for casserole (I added chicken broth, a tad chicken granules and more tomato paste and herbs). Served in bowl at table for people to add if they wished. Glad I made it! Overall delicious! I will likely make again but perhaps streamline steps better. (Oh and I removed foil last 10 min of cooking).

Jun 13, 2015

Delicious and the eggplant was really special - although like Lindsay I only used one eggplant and I feel like I could have skipped pre-cooking it - and maybe the chicken as well. I also swapped out the pasta for barley, which made a very tasty and healthy substitution (added extra water at the bottom of the casserole for the barley to soak up). Definitely plan on making this again, but would probably skip some of the pre-prep.


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  • Calories
  • 481 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 26.9 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 25.9 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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