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Chicken, Eggplant, and Green Beans Casserole

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LIZZYSHAKUNTALA

This was one of the very first casseroles I made for my family. It was originally a green bean casserole recipe, but since I wanted this to be an (almost) all-in-one dish I added the ground chicken and eggplant. I also added more spices. My 2-year-old twins loved it and so did my hubby! It's a hearty dish that we usually eat with brown rice and/or crusty bread. It's also good served with a side of fresh and crisp green salad with tangy dressing. This casserole may be too mushy for some people. If you don't want it to turn out that way, you can substitute the ground chicken with 1 1/2 to 2 cups of cooked and cubed boneless, skinless chicken breast.

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  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 26 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 544 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir flour into melted butter until smooth; cook for 1 minute. Stir sour cream, onion, garlic powder, sugar, nutmeg, salt, and pepper into the flour mixture until evenly mixed; add ground chicken and green beans. Cook and stir mixture until chicken is completely browned and the onion is translucent, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Arrange eggplant rounds into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread chicken and green bean mixture over the eggplant. Top with Cheddar cheese.
  4. Mix cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon melted butter in a bowl until crackers are evenly moistened; sprinkle over the Cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until top is golden and cheese is bubbly, about 30 minutes.
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momof2
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9/14/2014

We really enjoyed this for something different. I get eggplants in our co op and I have trouble using them as they are not really a favorite of ours. This was quick to prepare and the crunchy topping was great! Smelled lovely as it was cooking and the seasoning was just right. I did not have ground chicken, so I used ground pork.....delicious! Hopefully now I will stop letting those eggplants go bad!