Chicken in a Fresh Tomato and Eggplant Sauce With Spaghetti

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Total Time
30 mins
15 mins

Rachael Ray

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; when boiling, salt the water and cook pasta al dente; drain pasta, but reserve ½ cup pasta cooking liquid.
  2. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with 3 tablespoons oil; add in eggplant; cook, stirring occasionally, until brown, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Remove the eggplant from the skillet to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Return the skillet to the stove; add in the remaining 2 tablespoons oil; add in the chicken and cook to lightly brown, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add in the onions and garlic; return the eggplant to the skillet, season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes; continue to cook 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add in white wine and chicken stock; bring to a simmer; cook for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add in the cherry tomatoes and pasta water; cook until the tomatoes begin to burst.
  8. Add in the parsley and cooked pasta; toss to coat, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce tightens up around the pasta.
  9. Turn off the heat; add in grated Parmigiano-Reggiano; toss to coat the spaghetti.
  10. Serve warm with crusty bread.