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CHICKEN AND EGGPLANT AGRODOLCE SCICILIANA April 16, 2008

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Serves 6-8

1 large eggplant (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes

8 roaster boneless thigh cutlets

Salt and ground pepper to taste

1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil, divided

2 cups sliced red onions

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey

Grated rind of 2 oranges

1 can (16-ounces) whole plum tomatoes, drained and cut into thin strips

Minced, fresh parsley and basil (optional)

Sprinkle eggplant with salt; let stand 30 minutes to extract liquid; rinse and pat dry. Trim off any fat from thighs and cut into 2-inch pieces.

Preheat oven to 350oF. In large heavy skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add chicken, half at a time; saute 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned, adding more oil if necessary. Remove pieces with slotted spoon to large, covered casserole or baking dish. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons oil to skillet; stir in eggplant and cook 5 minutes until golden, adding more oil if necessary. Add to casserole.

Pour vinegar into skillet, scraping and stirring to remove pan glaze; add garlic, cinnamon, honey orange rind, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour vinegar mixture into casserole. Cover and bake 15 minutes. Stir in tomato strips, re-cover and bake 15 minutes longer. Garnish with minced parsley and basil, if desired. Serve with hot crusty Italian bread.

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