Easy Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo

 

Verital shot chicken alfredo @designerssweetspot.com

This month’s Ultimate Recipe Challenge is Pasta! We love Pasta at our house, it’s a thing of men. The more I make it, the more they eat it. Pasta is especially satisfying in our cool climate, and we eat it at least once a week.URC-Pasta-Collage

I have teamed up with some very talented bloggers for this Ultimate Recipe Challenge, you are going to love all these delicious Pasta ideas!

 

Chicken Alfredo on Blue Willow plate @designerssweetspot.com

I make Pasta once a week for the menfolk at our house. I cook both gluten free noodles and the regular variety to accommodate  those on special diets. My favorite gluten free Pasta is the Quinoa variety. It cooks the best and doesn’t have the sticky residue that rice base pastas have. It tastes just like the regular pasta, you may not even know the difference!

Recently, we went on a tour with 57 high school students as the cooks for the group. This Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo dish sold out completely! I had people asking me for the recipe, so here it is!

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, thawed
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup cream or half and half, or original almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Fresh or dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill or broiler. Drizzle olive oil and lemon over, the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil until done, 5-7 minutes. Set aside and keep warm in oven.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat until hot. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes until onions are clear. Add butter, whisk until melted. Add flour, whisk until dry. Wait 2 minutes, then whisk in chicken broth a little at a time, stirring constantly until smooth. Add cream and reduce heat to low. Simmer 5-10 minutes until thick. Add Parmesan cheese, parsley and salt and pepper.
  3. Serve sauce over hot fettuccini noodles. Chop chicken breast into strips, serve over noodles with sauce and extra Parmesan cheese.

 


Gluten Free Bacon Quiche

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I have been bustling around this week, getting ready for our weekend tour with a group of 62 high school students and their chaperones.

We are going as the cooks. We have cooked for a number of large groups before, but this is our first weekend adventure of this sort.

I have been shopping, menu planning and cooking for days and days.

The planning is the hardest part for me.

Cooking comes easily, especially when there is a delicious reward at the end of your efforts.

Bacon has long been a favorite in our house, this Gluten Free Bacon Quiche is no exception.

9 x 13 pan

This Quiche is a breeze to make, here’s what you will need to make a 9 x 13″ pan that serves 12.

12 eggs, scrambled

12 oz. ricotta cheese

1/4 cup melted butter

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 lb. cooked bacon, crumbled

1 1/2 tsp salt

pepper to taste

2 dashes of nutmeg

2 dashes of paprika

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13″ pan. Spread hash browns in bottom of pan. Combine eggs, ricotta, melted butter and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Add salt and pepper.

Pour liquid ingredients over hash browns. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top, along with the remainder of the cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with a couple of dashes of nutmeg and paprika.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and solid. Quiche will pull away from the edge of the pan.

Cool slightly before cutting.

Enjoy!

Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

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I had an important meeting last night. It involved chocolate and coffee.

Very important!

It was a meeting of the Moms. We shared our favorite chocolate treats, sipped coffee and talked “Mom” for hours.

The conversation revolved around kids, schoolwork, grocery shopping, homeschool schedules, and the like.

Of course, the most important ingredient was the support and friendship in the room.

And the chocolate.

bar and coffee

I went to this meeting with a full pan of Chocolate Oatmeal Bars. Well, almost full.

My son decided to try one to be sure that they were worthy of sharing.

I am blessed to have a child with such a distinguished pallet!

They must have been good because I came home with nearly an empty pan. I love empty pans, they mean that your recipe was a success!

I have made these bars for years, experimenting with various ingredients. This recipe is easy to make gluten free, you would never know they are good for you!

Do not be deceived, however, these are not low calories bars. Nothing really delicious is if you ask me.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 cups old fashioned oatmeal

2 cups gluten free baking mix

1/2 cup flax seed meal

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup butter

2 eggs

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

12 oz. bag of chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

Cream butter (1 cup only), eggs, sugars, oats, baking mix, flax seed and baking soda. Press 2/3 of mixture into greased 9 X 13 pan. Melt rest of butter, milk and chocolate over medium heat until combined. Pour over crust. Crumble rest of dry ingredients over the top. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Make a batch to share with your friends. Great things will happen!