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Baked chicken, broccoli, cheese and bacon casserole

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3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 cups broccoli florets
Hickory Hardwood smoked bacon
Grape seed oil

Could the bacon in a skillet with about a teaspoon of grape seed oil.
Once the bacon is cooked, set aside in the fridge to cool.

Meanwhile, cook the broccoli florets either by boiling in water and then blanching or cook in the same skillet as the bacon to make it crunchy.

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees

Pour on the broccoli, chopped bacon, and cheeses. Cook for 35 minutes or until thermometer reads the desired temperature.

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Gluten free chicken and quinoa Mac and Cheese

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Who misses a good gluten free mac and cheese?

Serving size for this recipe feeds 4

2 cups Organic Gluten free Quinoa
Gluten free Italian style bread crumbs (I use either 4C breadcrumbs or Ian’s panko crumbs. Whatever I have on hand is what I will use!)
Thin boneless, skinless chicken breasts (modify to how many people you are serving. I will cook 2 chicken breasts for 4 people)
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Garlic powder
Paprika
1/2 cup Milk (Whatever you prefer) I use 1 percent
2 eggs

Bring a sauce pan to a boil.
Measure out 2 cups of the organic gluten free quinoa. I like to wash it in a bowl and soak for a few minutes then drain back into the cup.
Pour the quinoa into the sauce pan and cover, simmer for about 13 minutes or until water is soaked up and quinoa becomes fluffy.

In a skillet dice up and saute chicken breasts to bite sized pieces.
Set aside once done.

In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup of milk, Garlic powder and paprika in a bowl with 2 eggs. I usually like to add more than a tablespoon of each spice to add in more flavor. Add in a little more milk if you want the mixture to be creamier.

Drain what’s left of the water from the quinoa and add in the mixed bowl of ingredients. Add in and mix 1.5 cups of sharp cheddar cheese and let melt. Once melted add in the chicken.

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking dish with non stick spray or any gluten free alternative so the food doesn’t stick to the pan.

Scoop everything out evenly into the baking dish. Top with extra sharp cheddar cheese followed by bread crumbs if desired. Bake for 30 minutes!

This is a great comfort meal on those cold days! It really fills you up and hits the spot!

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Cast Iron Gluten Free Chicken Parm

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Meal for 2 adults

Ingredients:

2-3 boneless chicken breast
4C seasoning crumbs – gluten free
1 egg
Gluten free pasta sauce
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
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Prepare the cast iron skillet with a little bit of oil. I use extra virgin olive oil but feel free to use coconut oil or grapeseed oil. I use about a teaspoon of oil to grease the skillet.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and heat the skillet for 10 minutes.

While the skillet is heating up in the oven, take each chicken breast dunk in the egg and then in the gluten free 4C seasoning and crumbs. This seasoning was found at my local Wegmans.

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Once the skillet is preheated, place each chicken breast in the pan and sear each side for about 6 minutes to get it nice and crispy.

Place the skillet back in the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Make sure to keep track of the time. The last ten minutes left on the timer add the sauce to the skillet and the mozzarella.

Additional options: adding fresh basil and parsley

I know this is a really simple meal, and most people already know how to make chicken parmesan, but I really wanted to share this recipe anyway especially for newcomers. I just love using the cast iron skillet. It adds so much more flavor to the dish.