Chicken and Eggplant Stir Fry Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken and Eggplant Stir Fry recipe? Learn how to make Chicken and Eggplant Stir Fry using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



Try to get Asian basil if you can. Also, I prefer to roast the eggplant first and then throw into the fry with the chicken. eft overs are great for lettuce wraps. From the New York Times.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken and Eggplant Stir Fry

1 lb. eggplant, diced
3 cloves garlic, peeled, halved, green shoots removed
12 g serrano chiles , stemmed and minced (2 peppers)
1 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tbsp peanut oil
3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts , rinsed and dried, cut into small dice or minced
1 cup basil leaves, roughly chopped

Recipe Directions for Chicken and Eggplant Stir Fry

  1. Salt the eggplant generously and leave in a colander to sweat for 15 to 30 minutes, while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Rinse and drain on a clean kitchen towel.

  2. Place the garlic in a mortar with 1/4 teaspoon salt and mash to a paste. Add the ginger and chiles, and continue to mash with the garlic. In another small bowl, mix together the fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and pepper. Set aside.

  3. Heat a large, heavy skillet or wok over high heat, until a drop of water evaporates immediately upon contact. Add 1 tablespoon oil, turn the heat down to medium-high, and add the garlic paste. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, and add the chicken. Stir-fry for three to four minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and no traces of pink remain. Transfer from the pan or wok to a plate or bowl.

  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the eggplant. Cook, stirring, until the eggplant is lightly browned and almost cooked through, about 10 minutes. Stir the chicken back into the pan, and add the fish and soy sauce mixture. Add 1/4 cup water, cover the wok or pan, turn the heat down to medium and steam for five minutes. Uncover, and stir in the basil leaves. Stir for 30 seconds to a minute, remove from the heat and serve with rice.

Categories

Chicken, Vegetables, Main Dish, Asian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 226.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
188
Calories from Fat
81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.0g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Sodium
637mg
27%
Potassium
334mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
10.0g
3%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
19.5g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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