Aubergine and Chicken Breast Parmigiana Style Pasta
with Rocket Salad
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(May contain Celery)
(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Red Wine Stock Paste
Sun-Dried Tomato Paste
Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese
(Contains Milk, Egg)
Diced Chicken Breast
Not included in your delivery
Sugar for the Sauce
Water for the Sauce
Olive Oil for the Dressing
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Trim the aubergine, then slice into 1cm thick rounds. Pop them onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer.
When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until soft and golden, 20-25 mins. Turn halfway through.
Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 0.5 tsp salt for the pasta.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Drain the mozzarella and tear it into small pieces. Pat dry with kitchen paper.
When your pan of water is boiling, add the penne and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.
Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.
Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the diced chicken and stir-fry until browned all over, 5-6 mins.
Next, add the garlic and fry for 30 secs.
Stir in the passata, red wine stock paste, sun-dried tomato paste, dried oregano, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts). Season with salt and pepper, then bring the tomato sauce to the boil. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging.
Lower the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has thickened, 5-6 mins.
Taste and add salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar if needed.
Stir the cooked pasta and half the hard Italian style cheese through the sauce.
Transfer half the pasta to an ovenproof dish. Layer the roasted aubergine over the top, then cover with the remaining pasta. Scatter over the mozzarella and remaining hard Italian style cheese.
Preheat your grill to high heat.
Once hot, grill the pasta bake until the cheese is golden and bubbling, 5-6 mins. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
In a medium bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil for the dressing (see pantry for amount). Season with salt and pepper.
Just before serving, add the rocket to the bowl and toss to coat in the dressing.
Serve your chicken and aubergine parmigiana bake in large bowls with the rocket salad alongside.
Step 4 MOD: If you've chosen to add chicken to your meal, add it to the pan before the garlic and season. Cook until browned all over, 5-6 mins, then add the garlic and continue as instructed. The chicken will cook through while simmering. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging. It’s cooked when no longer pink in the middle.