Heart-Healthy Chicken Ratatouille

Enjoy this delicious dish over brown rice. In addition to vegetables that are high in dietary fiber, this recipe calls for skinless chicken breasts — making this a low-fat and low-sodium meal.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 chicken breast halves, skinned and fat removed, boned and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 zucchini, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 16-ounce can whole tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • Black pepper, to taste

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet. Add chicken and sauté about 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add zucchini, eggplant, onion, green pepper and mushrooms. Cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, garlic, basil, parsley and pepper. Stir and continue cooking about 5 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe. 266 calories, 8 grams total fat, 66 milligrams cholesterol, 2 grams saturated fat, 253 milligrams sodium.

Recipe courtesy of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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