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Ratatouille Baked Chicken

By Jason Fung, MD

Ratatouille Baked Chicken

Ratatouille Baked Chicken takes a classic French dish and turns it into a family-friendly comfort food dish loaded with veggies. Recipe from skinnytaste.com
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 795 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin
  • 8 chicken thighs bone-in, skin removed
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large eggplant peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp thyme finely chopped, fresh
  • 2 medium zucchini cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1/2-inch squares
  • 5 tomatoes vine-ripened, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 cup basil fresh leaves, finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Set a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and heat to shimmering.
  • Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, season on all sides with salt and pepper, and set the chicken down in the pan. Cook, without moving, until nicely browned and the meat releases from the pan, about 5 minutes.
  • Flip and continue cooking until the other side begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining olive oil, onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggplant and another pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and thyme and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add the zucchini, bell pepper, tomatoes, another pinch of salt, and a twist of black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until all of the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Partially submerge the chicken into the vegetables. Transfer the pot to the oven and cook, uncovered, until the thickest portion of the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°F, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in the basil and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ratatouille Baked Chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
795
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
56
g
86
%
Saturated Fat
 
14
g
88
%
Cholesterol
 
283
mg
94
%
Sodium
 
274
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
1647
mg
47
%
Carbohydrates
 
23
g
8
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
52
g
104
%
Vitamin A
 
2249
IU
45
%
Vitamin C
 
103
mg
125
%
Calcium
 
96
mg
10
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Dinners + Mains
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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