Chicken and eggplant is definitely one of my favorite flavor combinations—they’re just meant to go together!
Whether you’re looking for something on the healthier side, a mouthwatering stir-fry recipe, or a showstopper dish that’s sure to make an impression at your next dinner party, this collection of some of my best chicken and eggplant recipes has got you covered.
From quick midweek meal ideas perfect for weeknight dinners to slow cooker favorites that’ll cook without any fuss from you, these are all guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
1. One-Pan Eggplant Chicken Dinner
If you’re looking for an easy-to-make, flavorful dinner recipe that won’t take up too much of your time – this one-pan eggplant chicken dinner is perfect!
This dish checks all the boxes: quick prep time and clean up, healthy ingredients, and delicious flavor.
This meal takes less than 25 minutes to make and comes with lots of vegetables – perfect for those days when you don’t feel like cooking but still want something wholesome.
- Start by seasoning the chicken with Italian seasonings before adding it to your pan together with garlic, onion, and olive oil.
- After that add in the eggplant and tomatoes to create a delicious tomato sauce.
- When everything has finished cooking, stir in spinach leaves until wilted and serve straight away!
Chicken Sorrentino is a delicious Italian dish your family will love.
It’s easy to make, with a few simple ingredients like thin chicken cutlets, roasted eggplant, prosciutto, and fontina cheese – all smothered in a wine sauce.
It’s ready in under an hour!
- Start by coating the chicken in flour, salt, and pepper.
- Saute it until golden brown on both sides then set aside.
- Next, sauté onions and garlic before adding tomatoes, wine, and stock to create your amazing creamy sauce.
- Add the chicken back into the pan along with slices of prosciutto and cover with cheese for that extra wow factor.
- Serve over hot cooked pasta or rice for an amazing dinner night meal experience everyone will enjoy!
A delicious low-syn Chicken and Eggplant Curry, packed with flavor not calories.
Perfect for busy weeknights, it can be easily cooked stove-top or in an Instant Pot and makes dinner times worry-free.
Star of the show?
The combination of fragrant curry spices like cumin, coriander, and garam masala – bring on the heat!
This Chicken Ratatouille casserole is perfect when you’re looking to get dinner on the table quickly.
It’s loaded with flavor and sure to please any crowd.
Simply layer herb chicken, eggplant, squash, and bold-flavor garlic tomato sauce and bake until perfection.
Top with mozzarella cheese for an ooey-gooey experience!
Serve this juicy casserole with creamy yogurt or sour cream to make it even better.
Adding herbs like oregano and basil gives it extra layers of wonderful flavor so don’t skimp out on those essential ingredients.
Not only will they add delicious flavor, but also nutrition too!
Plus a hit of paprika adds that slightly smoky taste we love in ratatouille dishes.
This Balsamic Chicken Stuffed Eggplant is the perfect meal for busy nights.
It’s quick to prepare and incredibly flavourful, packed full of all your favorite ingredients.
It comes together in less than 45 minutes and will leave you with a satisfying, hearty dish ready to eat!
A great combination of protein-rich ground chicken, baby bella mushrooms for a meaty texture, basil for that Italian zing, garlic for those savory notes plus roasted red peppers, and balsamic vinegar will make your mouth water.
Leave it vegetarian or add whatever other toppings you love; this stuffed eggplant recipe has enough flavor as is that you won’t have to worry about extra seasonings or spices either way!
Bring a classic French dish to the dinner table in just 30 minutes with this sheet pan chicken ratatouille.
This faster version of ratatouille has all your favorite flavors – it’s incredibly flavorful and filled with summer-fresh produce like eggplant, red pepper, tomatoes, onions, and garlic.
The best part about this dinner is that you don’t have to do any arranging; simply toss everything on a single baking dish.
Serve it hot for maximum flavor or at room temperature for easy outdoor dining!
This Chicken Eggplant Parmesan Casserole has all your favorite Italian flavors combined in one dish.
Take two classic Italian dishes – Chicken Parmesan and Eggplant Parmesan – and merge them together to make this hearty casserole that’s guaranteed to be a hit.
The almond flour crust offers a delicious crunch, and the melting mozzarella cheese topping bolsters the savory taste.
Plus, it’s ready in just 2 hours and 30 minutes – perfect for busy weeknights!
Mixing fresh basil, garlic, parsley, and tomatoes with seasoning makes for an incredible flavor base.
Add freshly grated parmesan cheese to complete this indulgent dish!
This cheesy chicken Sorrentino dish is your new go-to for busy weeknights!
It’s packed with all the delicious Italian flavors you love and it’s ready in just 30 minutes.
- Start by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning then sear them until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, slice up an eggplant to create a crispy coating around each breast.
- For extra flavor add some garlic, onion, and tomatoes to the mix and top each piece of chicken with a slice of Prosciutto.
- Finish off your creation with fresh Mozzarella cheese and hit it with one last sprinkle of herbs – freshly chopped basil!
This meal should be savored as soon as it comes out of the oven; it’s sure to be one of your favorite pieces on rotation during busy weeks!
9. Chicken & Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna
Chicken and eggplant Parmesan Lasagna is a great way to make meal planning easier.
This dish is both simple and hearty, perfect for when you’re looking for a filling dinner that comes together in no time.
- Start by prepping the chicken and eggplant before dumping in your tomato sauce.
- Then layer with cheese, ricotta, and noodles until fully layered up – like lasagna!
- Slice into square pieces, drizzle with olive oil, season to taste, and serve.
This Spicy Szechuan Chicken and Eggplant is a tasty and bold stir-fry.
It comes together fast with minimal prep work, creating an entree that’s packed with flavor in no time!
- Start by whisking the sauce ingredients together in a bowl: chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, tomato paste, sugar, cornstarch, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Don’t forget to add some Sambal Oelek for heat!
- Heat up some oil in a large skillet then toss in the diced chicken and eggplant.
- Season it with salt and pepper – you can also add more Sambal Oelek if you like it spicer.
- Stir fry until golden before adding more vegetables such as garlic ginger onion bell peppers shiitake mushrooms shallot etc.
- Finish off by pouring the prepared sauces into your pan along with cooked rice.
This stir-fry is a delicious way to take an ordinary dish and bring it up a level.
You’ll love the combination of flavors from the garlic, ginger, scallions, and eggplants.
Add in some hot chicken stock, fish sauce, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and Shaoxing wine for even more flavor complexity.
Just 30 minutes after you’ve prepped your ingredients you’ll be going back for seconds!
Chicken and eggplant tagine is a great option for when you want something quick, easy, and full of flavor.
This one-pot meal takes just 55 minutes to make – talk about convenience!
Plus, it’s brimming with Middle Eastern flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
The mix of chicken thighs and chickpeas provides the protein for this dish.
Meanwhile, a combination of dried chilis and tomatoes creates a savory tomato sauce to round out all the flavors.
Be sure not to forget about the eggplant – it adds texture as well as much-needed bulk.
Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.
This Asian-style recipe has incredibly bold flavors that really come alive in your mouth.
Add some fresh ginger, garlic, onion, and bell peppers for extra crunch.
And of course don’t forget the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and hoisin sauce – they all add even more flavor.
Finish it off with a pinch of sugar, salt, and pepper to taste.
In just 15 minutes, you’ll have an eggplant dish that will wow your family or friends!
Grilled Italian chicken kebabs make for the perfect summertime meal.
Whether you call this shish kebab or dinner on a stick, you’ll love the Italian spin we put on this hearty favorite.
Load up wooden or metal skewers with chicken, eggplant, and onions and brush with a delicious combination of spaghetti sauce and Italian dressing.
Heat the grill to medium-high heat then cook up your delicious kebabs – they will be ready in no time!
Serve them alongside some crusty bread with additional warm spaghetti sauce for dipping – yum!
Grilled chicken eggplant and zucchini on a bun – it doesn’t get much better than this!
There’s something about the smoky flavor of grilled vegetables that is simply irresistible.
This sandwich pairs great with any kind of bread, from kaiser rolls to baguettes.
Marinating the chicken in oil, herbs, and garlic helps to create an extra flavorful base for the sandwich.
Sauteeing the vegetables until just tender creates all the deliciousness you need to bring it together.
To top it off, slather each side with pesto and melt provolone cheese over all those lovely flavors.
It’s like summertime heaven for your taste buds!
16. Kaeng Kai
Kaeng Kai is a classic Thai dish.
Simple enough to make yet full of flavor, it’ll quickly become a favorite.
Take an eggplant, chicken breast, and some red curry paste, then combine with some fresh Thai basil and heat in a pan until the eggplant is tender.
Stir in rich coconut milk for a creamy texture of this savory dish and add fish sauce for salty umami balance.
Serve hot over steamed rice for an out-of-this-world meal that you can whip up fast!
17. Rosemary Grilled Chicken & Vegetables
This rosemary grilled chicken and vegetable dish is just pure lusciousness.
The ultimate summertime barbecue meal, sure to bring smiles all around the table.
The butter, garlic, and rosemary combo will give a full spectrum of flavor.
And what better way to utilize garden-fresh vegetables than by throwing them on the grill?
Ready in half an hour or less, you’ll have this hearty meal ready for your family in no time—no need to slave away in the kitchen from dawn until dusk.
18. Golden Chicken and Courgette Pasta
A quick and easy, yet satisfying dish – golden chicken and courgette pasta!
This one-pot meal is done in just 40 minutes and is packed with flavor.
Perfect for those busy weeknight dinners.
The fresh herbs of thyme combined with the bold tomato flavors truly elevate the traditional weeknight dinner experience.
The added bonus?
It comes together so quickly!
A combination of succulent chicken, eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes mixed with al dente tagliatelle creates a colorful plate that your family will definitely love.
19. Tagliatelle with chicken and grilled vegetables
This flavor-packed tagliatelle with grilled vegetables is ready in just 25 minutes of preparation, and 35 minutes of cooking.
The chicken breasts provide the meal with protein, while the eggplant and zucchinis bring freshness.
The addition of sun-dried tomatoes gives each dish a nice bite, and basil adds an Italian touch!
This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners; if you are short on time though – don’t worry – this one-pot wonder will come together quickly.
Enjoy your delicious tagliatelle with savory chicken and grilled veggies!
20. Slow Cooker Chicken And Eggplant Parmigiana
Craving an Italian classic but don’t have time to make it?
This slow cooker chicken and eggplant parmigiana recipe is the answer!
Simply prepare your chicken and eggplant, toss into the slow cooker with some pizza sauce and seasonings.
Top it off with Mozzarella cheese, melted buttery goodness, plus a crunchy layer of dry breadcrumbs.
Let the machine do all the work for you –it only takes 3-4 hours on low heat.
Once finished cooking, this meal will be ready to enjoy!
When you don’t have a lot of time to make dinner, these Italian grilled chicken sandwiches are the way to go.
Seven simple ingredients are needed for this amazing sandwich, ready in just three hours!
Using Wish-Bone Italian dressing for marinating the chicken gives it lots of flavor and spices as it grills up perfectly.
And topping with eggplant, zucchini, roasted red peppers, and green leaf lettuce makes them irresistibly delicious!
These sandwiches come out juicy and flavorful – they’re even healthier than they might seem at first glance (just 580 calories).
22. Pistachio-Chicken Meatballs with Fried Eggplant
Nothing beats a good meatball and these Pistachio-Chicken Meatballs with Fried Eggplant just take it up a notch.
Full of Mediterranean flavors, they are the perfect alternative to traditional meatballs.
The combination of eggplant, pistachios, chicken breast, and shallots complete this tasty recipe in under 25 minutes.
- Begin by frying the sliced eggplants until golden before soaking pieces of white bread in some warm milk then adding them to the minced chicken along with chopped pistachios, salt pepper, and shallot.
- Once you have mixed everything together crush some extra crumbs for coating and roll into evenly sized balls firstly in the flour, then eggs wash, and finally in the crushed breadcrumbs before deep-frying until golden brown.
- Serve your Pistachio-Chicken Meatball with Fried Eggplant alone or with favorite dip or side dish.
22 Easy Chicken And Eggplant Recipe Collection
- One-Pan Eggplant Chicken Dinner
- Chicken Sorrentino Recipe with Eggplant And Prosciutto
- Chicken and Eggplant Curry
- Chicken Ratatouille
- Balsamic Chicken Stuffed Eggplant
- Sheet Pan Chicken Ratatouille
- Chicken Eggplant Parmesan Casserole
- Cheesy Chicken Sorrentino
- Chicken & Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna
- Spicy Szechuan Chicken and Eggplant
- Eggplant with Thai Basil & Chicken
- Chicken and Eggplant Tagine
- Eggplant Stir-Fry with Chicken
- Italian Chicken Kebabs
- Grilled Chicken Eggplant and Zucchini on a Bun
- Kaeng Kai
- Rosemary Grilled Chicken & Vegetables
- Golden Chicken and Courgette Pasta
- Tagliatelle with chicken and grilled vegetables
- Slow Cooker Chicken And Eggplant Parmigiana
- Italian Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
- Pistachio-Chicken Meatballs with Fried Eggplant
- Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less.