Gluten-free eating is becoming more popular and more widely accepted in mainstream cuisine. To be gluten-free simply means that you avoid foods containing wheat, barley, rye or other related grains, as well as any foods containing these ingredients. This drastically reduces your food choices, focusing your diet around fresh fruits and vegetables, and eliminating many processed and pre-packaged foods that might contain wheat, barley, or rye. Additionally, eating a gluten-free diet typically includes more lean proteins such as fish, poultry, and meats that have not been processed. Eating gluten-free can also provide additional health benefits by reducing inflammation, helping to maintain a healthy weight, and increasing energy. Going gluten-free can also help reduce indigestion and bloating, and help you feel your best!
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 lb chicken thighs or breasts, cut into chunks
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 1/2 cup red or yellow onion, diced
• 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
• 1 cup gluten-free pasta
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
• 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until chicken is browned and cooked through.
3. Add the onions and bell pepper to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the pasta and garlic to the skillet and stir to combine.
5. Add the chicken broth to the skillet and stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
6. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pasta is cooked to al dente.
7. Add the cream and parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the flavors are well blended.
8. Serve the dish topped with extra parmesan and chopped parsley. Enjoy!