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Gluten-Free Super Bowl Food: Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks

By January 28, 2014 Gluten-Free Recipes

I was flipping through a must-make-these-dishes kind of blog post the other day when I got the inspiration to make the below recipe. Originally found on Inspired Taste, the recipe uses your everyday, gluten-filled pizza dough. By making the very simple switch to gluten-free pizza crust, we have the below masterpiece. Enjoy my friends!

Gluten-Free Super Bowl Food

Gluten-Free Super Bowl Party Food

It’s that time of year – time to find a recipe for guilty pleasure-ish party food to share at the Super Bowl party. This may seem difficult to the gluten-free eater as you may think that your options are limited and others might not enjoy the gluten-free alternative you add to the buffet table.

Worry no more! This recipe for Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks will do nothing but make taste-buds water.

This gluten-free pizza recipe is relatively easy and there isn’t an endless ingredients list to deal with either. Check out the instructions below to see how you can bring gluten-free deliciousness to the table during Super Bowl XLVII (that’s 48, by the way)!

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 400 Degrees so everything is ready to go when it is time to heat up your gluten-free pizza crust.

Pillsbury gluten-free pizza dough

Cook your chicken on the stove top (I cooked my chicken in a pan, adding water after the tenders began to brown).  Let simmer until tender and easy to shred. **To save time on party/game day, cook your chicken and shred it ahead of time.

chicken for gluten-free buffalo chicken pizzaWhile your chicken is simmering, get your pizza crust ready to go. Grease your pizza pan and your hands so you can spread it easier. Spread the pizza on the pan.

Pillsbury gluten-free pizza crust
Cook your Pillsbury gluten-free pizza crust for the recommended 12-14 minutes on the tub.

gluten free pizza crust While your pizza crust is cooking, shred the chicken and measure 2 cups out.

shredded chicken for gluten free buffalo chickenGet the ingredients to make the buffalo sauce ready (butter, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt). Heat the butter in a saucepan then add in the hot sauce and seasonings. Stir until combined.

Pour your buffalo sauce over the chicken, making sure it is all evenly coated.

buffalo chicken gluten freePlace your chicken on your gluten-free pizza crust. Next, add your Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese, along with half of your chopped green onions.

chicken with gluten free pizza crust

gluten free pizza

Cook the pizza crust + toppings for an additional 10 minutes.Take out of the oven and sprinkle the additional green onions on top.

super bowl gluten free pizza

Step back and drool at the sight of this gluten-free masterpiece.

I cut my gluten-free pizza into sticks for party-serving purposes. You can cut the pizza into any shape that your gluten-free heart desires!

So, How’s It Taste? 

The consensus on the pizza was that it was magnificent. My mom, gluten free and not a spicy foods kind of gal, loved the pizza. She thought the Buffalo sauce had just the right amount of “kick”.

My gluten-eating stepdad enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken Pizza, too. He even requested that I leave him a couple slices for leftovers. This is a man who has a reputation of never eating leftovers, so I take that as an serious compliment.

If you’re looking for a gluten-free party dish to service this coming Super Bowl Sunday, this is the winner. Let the gluten-free applause begin!

Gluten-Free Super Bowl Food: Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks
Recipe Type: Party Food, Pizza
Cuisine: Pizza
Author: G-Free Laura
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serve this Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Pizza at your Super Bowl party or game day celebration. It’s sure to be a hit!
Ingredients
  • 1 tub of Pillsbury gluten-free pizza crust
  • 1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. non-salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Cups shredded chicken
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 Degrees.
  2. Cook your chicken on the stove top (I cooked my chicken in a pan, adding water after the tenders began to brown). Let simmer until tender and easy to shred. **To save time on party day, cook your chicken and shred it ahead of time.
  3. While your chicken is simmering, get your pizza crust ready to go. Grease your pizza pan and your hands so you can spread it easier. Spread the pizza on the pan.
  4. Cook your Pillsbury gluten-free pizza crust for the recommended 12-14 minutes on the tub.
  5. While your pizza crust is cooking, shred the chicken and measure 2 cups out.
  6. Get the ingredients to make the buffalo sauce ready (butter, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt). Heat the butter in a saucepan then add in the hot sauce and seasonings. Stir until combined.
  7. Pour your buffalo sauce over the chicken, making sure it is all evenly coated.
  8. Place your chicken on your gluten-free pizza crust. Next, add your Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese, along with half of your chopped green onions.
  9. Cook the pizza crust + toppings for an additional 10 minutes.
  10. Take out of the oven and sprinkle the additional green onions on top.
  11. Step back and drool at the sight of this gluten-free masterpiece.

 

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Easy Gluten-Free Breakfast: Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

By January 15, 2014 Gluten-Free Recipes

Just set it and forget it!…Seriously.

One of my favorite gluten-free breakfast options is overnight oats because 1) it’s super easy 2) I can do all of the “heavy lifting” the night before 3) it’s super delish.

Below you will find one of the go-to overnight oats combos I enjoy quite often. The list of ingredients is pretty simple and you may even have everything you need in your kitchen already! Take a look at the instructions to see if this is a gluten-free breakfast option that you can handle.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats)
  • 1 Cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. flax seed
  • Agave Nectar
  • Strawberries (6 OR as your gluten-free heart desires)
  • 1 Banana (optional)

ingredients for gluten free oatmeal

Instructions:

1. Cut up the strawberries and set to the side

fresh ingredients gluten free breakfast

gluten free oats and almond milk

2. Get a piece of Tupperware out (or just a bowl with a lid), and measure out 1/2 Cup gluten-free oats. Add into the container. Then measure out the 1 Cup almond milk and add in.

3. Squeeze an “S” pattern of Agave into the container. (Yes, I measure in letters)

4. Sprinkle the chia seeds and flax seeds into the container. Stir with a spoon.

chia seeds and flax seed in oatmeal

5. Add your strawberries. Stir all of the delicious ingredients together. Place in fridge with lid on.

Gluten-Free Overnight Oats breakfast

 

In the morning:

6. Grab your tasty gluten-free container from the fridge, take off lid. Stir.

7. If you’d like to add some potassium to your breakfast, cut up a banana to add on top of the goodness you’ve already created.

Gluten Free Overnight Oats Recipe

Isn’t that fabulous? The reason why I love this breakfast is that it’s REALLY quick and realistic for those of us who are on-the-go, but you don’t miss out on taste.

Overnight oats are something I look forward to as I’m falling asleep – I may have an unhealthy relationship with food, or maybe this is just THAT delicious of a gluten-free breakfast…I’ll let you make that judgment call.

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: G-Free Laura
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Start your day off right with this delicious gluten-free breakfast!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup oats (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats)
  • 1 Cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. flax seed
  • Agave Nectar
  • Strawberries (I used 6)
  • 1 Banana (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut up the strawberries and set to the side
  2. Get a piece of Tupperware out (or just a bowl with a lid), and measure out 1/2 Cup gluten-free oats. Add into the container. Then measure out the 1 Cup almond milk and add in.
  3. Squeeze an “S” pattern of Agave into the container. (Yes, I measure in letters)
  4. Sprinkle the chia seeds and flax seeds into the container. Stir with a spoon.
  5. Add your strawberries. Stir all of the delicious ingredients together. Place in fridge with lid on.
  6. IN THE MORNING:
  7. Grab your tasty gluten-free container from the fridge, take off lid. Stir.
  8. Add some potassium to your breakfast by cutting up a banana to add on top of the gluten-free goodness

 

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Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe AND Rudi’s Giveaway

By November 6, 2013 Gluten-Free Recipes

Who doesn’t love a holiday that is completely centered on food…and family, of course? One of the great things about Thanksgiving in my family is that it is extremely laid back. Yes, we all eat to the point where we want to unbutton our pants, but we also use it as a day to spend time with each other.

This will be my fifth holiday season eating gluten free. At first I wasn’t sure what I could and could not eat when it came to things like this, so I would play it safe – plain turkey, mashed potatoes, and my own special gluten-free gravy. But now I know my way around the ingredients to look out for and how I can plan ahead with my family to prepare a meal that I can eat.

This year I will be taking things one step further on the gluten-free front by bringing my own stuffing to dinner. Up until now I have just went without, but Rudi’s has helped me to change that.

I was sent a fantastic box of gluten-free goodness from Rudi’s, including a bag of gluten-free savory herb stuffing, a casserole dish, a Rudi’s wooden spoon, an apron, and this awesome oven mit (I’m seriously obsessed with it). I was asked to create a unique and favorite recipe for gluten-free stuffing to share with you all, so that’s what I did. The recipe that you can use this year for your stuffing is below. I am sure that you will enjoy it!

oven mit

But, before you get into the ingredients and instructions…

I am happy to inform you that YOU have a chance to win the same fantastic box of gluten-free goodness from Rudi’s that I did! All you have to do is enter the raffle below by sending out a quick Tweet or following me on Facebook and voila, you are entered!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. Rudi’s Savory Herb Gluten-Free Stuffing
  • 1 Cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 stick butter or margarine
  • 3/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. sage
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Chicken broth
  • 1/2 medium apple

Instructions

Sautee onions and celery in butter until soft

Beat egg into 1/2 cup of the chicken broth

ingredients

Mix above together and add seasonings, Rudi’s Savory Herb Gluten-Free Stuffing, and salt and pepper. Add enough extra broth (approximately 1 ½ cup) until well moistened.

stuffing

Pour into a buttered pan/casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees until the top is golden brown and crunchy; approximately 35-45 minutes.

Stuffing

Stuffing + Spoon

So there you go, folks! I hope you try this recipe this year as part of your Thanksgiving meal! I would like to personally thank Rudi’s for their generosity during this holiday season and I look forward to announcing the winner of the giveaway after November 15th!

You can also visit the Rudi’s Facebook page November 4-15 and enter to win LOTS of cool prizes! You certainly won’t want to miss out on that!

 

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Gluten-Free Savory Stuffing AND Rudi’s Giveaway
Recipe Type: Savory
Author: G-Free Laura
This gluten-free stuffing is sure to make this year’s Thanksgiving feast the best yet!
Ingredients
  • 12 oz. Rudi’s Savory Herb Gluten-Free Stuffing
  • 1 Cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 stick butter or margarine
  • 3/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. sage
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Chicken broth
  • 1/2 medium apple
Instructions
  1. Sautee onions and celery in butter until soft
  2. Beat egg into 1/2 cup of the chicken broth
  3. Mix above together and add seasonings, Rudi’s Savory Herb Gluten-Free Stuffing, and salt and pepper. Add enough extra broth (approximately 1 ½ cup) until well moistened.
  4. Pour into a buttered pan/casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees until the top is golden brown and crunchy; approximately 35-45 minutes.

 

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Gluten-Free eCookbook, Stack’d

By August 29, 2013 Gluten-Free Products, Gluten-Free Recipes

One thing I love about being a g-free blogger is getting to “meet” so many people I otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet. One of those people that I am thankful to have gotten to know in the past few years is Jessica Kahn from kitch+table. I’m 99.9% sure that we would be the best of friends if we didn’t live thousands of miles apart. However, I do still get the chance to review her products on the reg, and now her new eCookbook, Stack’d!

Stack'd Gluten-Free eCookbook

Stack’d is an eCookbook full of gluten-free protein pancake recipes. Now, I know what you’re thinking, protein pancakes sound like a chore, but I’m here to tell you that you’re mistaken. The pancake recipes in Stack’d are super easy and you barely even use any dishes to make them (ingredients are blended together in Magic Bullet-style blender), so it’s a win-win.

So far I have made the Blueberry Pancakes in Jessica’s book, and I can’t wait to try a long list of other flavors. For example, Stack’d contains a recipe for Mimosa pancakes…ummmm, is this real life? I’m totally making this for breakfast the next time I have a girls weekend with my non-GF bestie because these babies look so good she won’t give a hoot!

I highly recommend that you purchase Stack’d. The gluten-free eCookbook costs $3.49 on Amazon so don’t go telling me you don’t have the (gluten-free) dough to pay for it. That’s less than half of a burrito bowl at Chipotle, so you aren’t fooling me.

blueberry banana

Another great thing about this eCookbook is that the recipes aren’t super difficult so you can actually make them on weekday mornings as well! If you’re anything like me, you’re not trying to get into a time-intensive breakfast on a Monday – Friday morning. I’d like to personally thank Jessica for keeping this in mind when she came up with these wonderful gluten-free pancake recipes.

For those of you that don’t understand the whole “protein” concept behind the pancakes, it basically means that adding gluten-free whey protein in your pancake batter makes it a protein pancake. Not diggin’ the whey? Don’t add it! (I didn’t add it in mine simply because I didn’t have any in my pantry.)

gluten-free protein pancake

Just take a gander at the Stack’d Instagram page and your taste-buds are sure to fall in g-free love. I mean, the pictures of these pancakes are out of this world. You can also follow Stack’d on Twitter, along with its master brand, kitch+table. Show Jess, the eCookbook author, your love on all social platforms. She will appreciate it, I assure you!

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Gluten-Free Chicken Taco Tenders

By July 30, 2013 Gluten-Free Recipes

As you may know, I’m semi-obsessed with nachos, tacos, chips and salsa, tostadas…basically anything involving a tortilla chip. So when I thought to merge my love of Mexican food with a chicken tender, I was pretty amazed with myself. The recipe doesn’t take too much effort, but the reward your taste-buds enjoy is unmatched.

Chicken Taco Tenders:

Chicken Taco Tenders

Ingredients: 

  • Dippin’ Chips Sea Salt Chips (or another Mexican-style chip), crushed
  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten-free taco seasoning (Ortega)
  • Salsa for topping
  • Cheese for topping (Go Veggie Dairy Free Mexican Cheese)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet and set aside.

Cut chicken breasts into strips and set aside. Put Dippin’ Chips in a gallon-sized Ziploc baggie. Crush into small pieces that will be easy to coat the chicken with.

Crushed Chips

Add salt, pepper, seasoning and olive oil to the crushed chips.

Crack 2 eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk.

Dip chicken into egg then into the chips, evenly coating each strip of chicken. Place onto wire rack + cookie sheet.

Coated Tenders

Cook chicken tenders for 20-25 minutes or until the meat is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cooked Tenders

Once chicken is out of the oven, remove it from the wire rack. The sooner you remove the chicken, the easier it will be to get off of rack without losing coating. Plate chicken tenders with salsa and cheese on the side.

Tenders + Side

Top with gluten-free salsa and cheese. Place tenders in a gluten-free wrap, or on top of lettuce.

Tenders with Cheese + Salsa

I unfortunately had no gluten-free wraps or lettuce and was too lazy to run to the store, so I ate my tenders as you see in the picture below.

Chicken Taco Tenders

 

If you like chicken tenders and you like tacos, this recipe is for you. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Gluten-Free Chicken Taco Tenders
Recipe Type: Dinner, Appetizer
Author: G-Free Laura
Prep time:
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Serves: 3-4
Combining my love for chicken tenders and tacos into one, amazing dish!
Ingredients
  • Dippin’ Chips Sea Salt Chips (or other Mexican-style chip), crushed
  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten-free taco seasoning (Ortega)
  • Salsa for topping
  • Cheese for topping (Go Veggie Dairy Free Mexican Cheese)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into strips and set aside. Put Dippin’ Chips (or other Mexican-style chip) in a gallon-sized Ziploc baggie. Crush to small pieces that will be easy to coat the chicken with.
  3. Add salt, pepper, seasoning and olive oil to the crushed chips.
  4. Crack 2 eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk.
  5. Dip chicken into egg then into the chips, evenly coating each strip of chicken. Place onto wire rack + cookie sheet.
  6. Cookie chicken for 20-25 minutes or until meat is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. When out of oven, take off rack (the sooner you remove chicken from rack, the easier it will be). Plate chicken tenders with salsa and cheese on the side.
  8. Put desired amount of salsa and cheese on top of each Chicken Taco Tender.
  9. Serve over lettuce, in a lettuce wrap, or in a gluten-free tortilla and enjoy!

 

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Gluten-Free Stuffed Turkey Burgers

By July 11, 2013 Gluten-Free Recipes

While watching The Chew on ABC one day, Mario Batali’s sons gave me a fantastic idea. They had made “Pocket Burgers,” which is a hamburger with the toppings inside of the burger.

WHY HAVEN’T I EVER THOUGHT TO DO THIS BEFORE?

I made a version of their recipe that is somewhat healthier using ground turkey instead of beef, plus this nifty recipe for Tomato Chutney.

Gluten-Free Stuffed Turkey Burgers:

Gluten-Free Stuffed Turkey Burger

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 package of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Pinch of allspice
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4-5 drops of gluten-free hot sauce (optional)
  • Gluten-free bun (I used Kinnikinnik)

Instructions:

Halve your grape tomatoes for the chutney. Place into small saucepan with cider vinegar, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, salt and pepper.

Tomatoes

Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.

While tomato chutney is simmering, form patties with your ground turkey. You will need two patties for each burger you will make. I recommend making patties that are about 1/4 inch thick and 4 to 5 inches in diameter.

Turkey Burger Before Stuffing

When tomato chutney is done, place mixture on top of one ground turkey patty then place another patty on top, enclosing the edges. Repeat for the number of burgers you will be making.

Turkey Burger + Tomatoes

Place the turkey burgers on the foil-lined grill.

Once turkey burgers are cooked through, serve on top of a gluten-free bun.

Gluten-Free Turkey Burgers

Gluten-Free BunsGluten-Free Stuffed Turkey Burger

You can personalize this recipe any way you’d like by using different gluten-free ingredients for your stuffing. I highly recommend trying this recipe next time you’re having a burger night. Your taste buds will never be the same!

Which toppings would you choose to stuff your burger with? Let me know in the comments, maybe I’ll try yours next time!

Gluten-Free Stuffed Turkey Burgers
Author: G-Free Laura
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Stuff your burgers instead of topping them for a juicy, gluten-free turkey burger!
Ingredients
  • • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • • 1 package of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Pinch of allspice
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4-5 drops of gluten-free hot sauce (optional)
  • Gluten-free bun (I used Kinnikinnik)
Instructions
  1. Halve your grape tomatoes for the chutney. Place into small saucepan with cider vinegar, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  2. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. While tomato chutney is simmering, form patties with your ground turkey. You will need two patties for each burger you will make. I recommend making patties that are about 1/4 inch thick and 4 to 5 inches in diameter.
  4. When tomato chutney is done, place mixture on top of one ground turkey patty then place another patty on top, enclosing the edges. Repeat for the number of burgers you will be making.
  5. Place the turkey burgers on the foil-lined grill.
  6. Once turkey burgers are cooked through, serve on top of a gluten-free bun.

 

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