Living a gluten-free lifestyle might seem a bit daunting when you first dive in, but trust me, it’s worth the journey. So what does it mean to be gluten free? In essence, it means saying “see ya later” to any food that contains wheat, rye, barley, and triticale. No more of the usual bread, pasta or cookies, but here’s the good news: there are countless naturally gluten-free foods like fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, beans, legumes, and most dairy products. Plus, plenty of delicious gluten-free versions of your favorite carb-loaded treats are available today. Why all the fuss to eliminate gluten, you might ask? Well, aside from those with Celiac disease who need to for health reasons, many people choose this path to enhance digestion, increase energy levels, and potentially lose weight. It’s not just a diet, it’s a new way of life!
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 red bell pepper, sliced
– 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
– 1 onion, sliced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 tomatoes, diced
– 1 zucchini, sliced
– 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
2. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
3. Coat the vegetables in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
4. Place the chicken on the preheated grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, until meat has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
5. At the same time, place a large, cast-iron skillet on the grill. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then add the chopped vegetables. Sauté the vegetables until they are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
6. Sprinkle the vegetables with the basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine.
7. Once the chicken is done, allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing it.
8. Serve the grilled chicken with the sautéed vegetables on the side. You can also mix the chicken into the vegetables for a more combined dish.
Enjoy this simple and flavorful gluten-free grilled chicken and vegetable dish for lunch or dinner.