Being Gluten Free means avoiding foods that contain the protein gluten, which is found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley. It is important to those who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease to avoid gluten in order to maintain their health. Gluten free diets can be centered around naturally gluten free sources such as fruits, vegetables and proteins, or around a variety of gluten free grains. Popular gluten free grains include rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet and polenta. Additionally, many packaged processed foods including chips, candies, cereals and snacks are made gluten free. Some health benefits associated with gluten free diets include improvements in digestion, improved mental clarity, improved energy levels and weight loss.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed • 1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce • 1/4 cup orange marmalade • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar • 2 tablespoons sesame oil • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce • 2 scallions, chopped • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds • Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the vegetable oil. 2. Add the cubed chicken and cook for about 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. 3. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, orange marmalade, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and sriracha sauce. 4. Pour the sauce over the chicken and stir to combine. 5. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 6. Add the scallions and toasted sesame seeds and stir to combine. 7. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 8. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed. 9. Serve with white or brown rice and/or your favorite gluten-free side dish. Enjoy!