Garlic Onion Chicken Crockpot


Fajita seasoning is not just for fajitas anymore! Try this new recipe, and you will agree!

Garlic Onion Crockpot Chicken

3 Tablespoons minced Garlic

1 Large Onion Chopped

2 Pounds additive free Chicken Breasts

1 – 14.5 oz. Can of additive free Chicken Broth (I used Swanson’s)

1- 1.12oz. Package Gluten Free Fajita seasoning (I used McCormick)

2 Tablespoons Gluten Free Soy Sauce

Add garlic, chopped onion, and chicken to crock pot. In medium size bowl whisk together fajita seasoning, chicken broth, and soy sauce together and pour over chicken. Set crock pot on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. I leave the chicken breast whole until they are cooked through then they are easier to slice or shred. When done serve over Gluten Free pasta or rice.  Garnish: Chopped Fresh Green onions and your favorite Cheese.


Duck Kabobs, Party Food


Duck Kabobs, Party Food!

3-4 Large Duck Breast (or Chicken Breast)

1/2  of a 10oz. Bottle of Gluten Free Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce

1/2 Tablespoon pure Garlic Powder

2 Bell Peppers ( I used red and yellow, but for Christmas I will use red and green)

1 Medium Onion

1 Dozen Kabob Skewers, I used the shorter skewers ( soaked in water at least 15 minutes)

Wash and slice Duck Breast diagonally between ¼ and ½ inch thick. Place slices in a shallow pan and cover with teriyaki sauce and garlic powder. Cover and marinate over night in fridge. When ready to bake preheat oven to 375*. Wash and core bell peppers. Then slice them into 1 inch squares. Peel onion and slice into 1 inch square chunks. Assemble kabobs by alternating, the meat and vegetables as you slide them onto the skewers. Place each kabob into a greased 9×13 inch baking pan. When all kabobs are together and in baking pan, pour marinade over meat and vegetables. Bake uncovered for 40- 45 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Server warm! Enjoy!

Variations: You may want to use chicken or pork.

You can also add any vegetables or mushrooms that your desire! Have fun with it! It’s party food!!


Gluten Free (Garden Fresh) Jambalaya


Gluten Free (Garden Fresh)  Jambalaya

¼ Cup GF Oil

1 Cup chopped Onion

2 Large Cloves Garlic finely chopped or minced

1 Teaspoon additive free dried Celery Flakes

1 or 2 Jalapenos deseeded and chopped (Optional)

2 Medium Sweet Bell Peppers deseeded and Chopped

2 Cups Uncooked Chicken Breasts (cut into 1 -2 inch pieces)

3-4 Fish fillets (fresh or frozen any kind, as long as it is not catfish)

1 Tablespoon additive free Paprika ( I usually make this a heaping Tblspn.)

1/2 Tablespoon additive free Seasoning Salt

2 Cups chopped GF Ham ( I use leftover ham)

2 Cups thinly sliced fresh Okra

2 Cups cored, peeled and chopped fresh Tomatoes

1 – 12oz. Package frozen, peeled, deveined, tail-off, Shrimp ( I like the extra small)

1 – 14.5 oz. Can 100% Chicken Broth

1 Cup Red Quinoa ( I like Ancient Grains, it’s already rinsed)

In very large skillet, ( mine is 15 inches) pour in oil and set heat to medium high. Add onion, garlic, celery flakes, jalapeños and bell peppers. Let this start to sizzle and move vegetables to outer edges of pan. Then add chicken to the center of the skillet to cook and brown, about 15 minutes. Stirring and turning chicken pieces occasionally. Move chicken pieces to edges of skillet and add fish fillets to center of skillet, in a single layer. Sprinkle seasoning salt and paprika over meat and vegetables. Let this cook another 5- 10 minutes or until fish and chicken are cooked through. ( note fish will break up as it cooks). Then add ham and okra, and tomatoes. Stir in and cover for about 5 minutes. Then add shrimp, chicken broth and quinoa. Turn heat up until it starts to simmer, then turn heat down to medium. Cover and cook for another 15 minutes. Be sure to stir making sure quinoa is down in the liquid. Quinoa should be cooked by now, turn heat off and serve. We like to have this with hushpuppies or cornbread.  Enjoy!

There are many variations to this dish! Some add sausage, and cayenne pepper, others may add squash. Of course the original recipe uses rice. Just add anything that makes you happy!  It’s Jambalaya!

Cajun Squash Sauce

 Cajun Squash SauceIMG_2241

1 Tablespoon minced Garlic

2 Teaspoons additive free Paprika

1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1/2 Teaspoon Fresh chopped Oregano Leaves

3 Cups puréed Yellow Squash

1 – 14.5 oz. can 100% Chicken Broth

1 Teaspoon Salt ( If you are watching your salt intake just use less salt )

In food processor add all ingredients except broth and salt. Blend until smooth.     ( the oregano leaves will not completely blend, but that’s fine.) Add broth and salt, blend again. (if you are going to freeze sauce, do not add salt) Pour sauce into medium sauce pan and heat to boiling. Or pour over chicken, pork or beef to bake. I like to pour it over left over grilled chicken.

Chicken Broccoli Bacon Casserole

IMG_2126 This broccoli came from my garden, but you can also use frozen chopped broccoli for this recipe.

Chicken Broccoli Bacon Casserole

2 Large Uncooked Chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes( about 2 ½ Cups)

2 Cups chopped Broccoli

2 Cups additive free freshly grated Cheddar Cheese

1 – 18 oz. Can Gluten Free Cream of Mushroom soup ( I used Progresso)

1 – 6oz. jar of additive free sliced Mushrooms

1 – 14.5 oz. can of 100% Chicken Broth ( I used Swanson)

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 large green Garden onion chopped

2 Cups Brown Minute Rice

8 – 10 slices of cooked Bacon, chopped or crumbled (reserve about ¼ cup for garnish)

Preheat oven to 375* F.

In large mixing bowl add all ingredients. Mix and pour into a 9×13 inch baking pan, spreading out evenly. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbling and starting to brown on top. Chicken should be cooked through. Top with remaining bacon and serve.

Gluten Free Garlic Chicken with Honey Garlic Sauce


Gluten Free Garlic Chicken with Honey Garlic Sauce

3 Eggs

4 additive free boneless skinless Chicken Breasts

2 Cups finely crushed GF Corn Chex Cereal (you can use rice Chex if you prefer)

1/2 Teaspoon additive free, msg free Seasoning Salt

1 Teaspoon additive free Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon additive free ground Paprika

Preheat oven to 375*F.

Wash and cut up chicken into 1-2 inch cubes. In a large mixing bowl beat whole eggs , add chicken pieces and fold into the eggs coating them well. In zip lock bag mix crushed chex, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and paprika, whisk together well in bag. Lift each cube of chicken out of eggs, letting it drain some of the excess egg off back into the bowl as you lift. Then place chicken into cereal mixture, coating several pieces at a time. Place all of the coated chicken onto a large greased cookie sheet ( I use a stone ware cookie sheet, because it browns so much better than metal.) Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until crisp. (You can flip the pieces over half way through cooking time if you want, but it is not necessary)  I like to cut into the largest piece of chicken just to make sure it is done.

Honey Garlic Sauce

1 Tablespoon GF Oil

4 Tablespoons minced Garlic ( if you use the already minced garlic in the jar, make sure it is GF)

1/2 Cup Pure Honey

1/2 Cup GF Soy Sauce ( I used  Kikkoman’s GF)

In medium sauce pan add oil , and minced garlic. On medium heat toast garlic stirring until lightly brown. Turn heat up to medium high and add honey and soy sauce, stirring continually. Let it come to a boil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, while you are still stirring. Turn off heat and let it set until chicken is done. It will thicken as it cools. When chicken is done, place chicken on a platter or in a large bowl and drizzle sauce over chicken and serve!

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Casserole


Easy Gluten Free Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Casserole

(There are so many versions of this recipe, but this is my EASY version)

2 Cups uncooked Spiral GF Rotini ( I used Ronzoni)

2 Cups Grilled and chopped Chicken

8 -10 slices cooked and chopped GF Bacon

2 Finely Chopped Jalapenos ( add more if you want it hotter)

1 Clove minced Garlic

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

3 Cups Freshly shredded Additive Free Cheddar Cheese ( reserve 1 cup for topping)

1 – 18oz. Can GF Creamy Mushroom Soup ( I used Progresso )

Preheat oven to 375*F.

Boil the rotini according to package directions, except cut the cooking time by 2 minutes. Mine says boil for 8 minutes, instead I boil for 6 minutes and drain. In large mixing bowl, mix cooked pasta, grilled chicken, chopped bacon, chopped jalapenos, minced garlic, salt, 2 cups of cheese and mushroom soup. Fold all ingredients together, pour into a 9×13 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, top with remaining cheese and bake another 5 minutes, and serve.

For this casserole I like to plan ahead when grilling and making breakfast, I just make a little extra bacon, chop it and put it in the fridge. When grilling burgers I just put a few chicken breasts to the side on the grill. When done chop or shred the chicken pop them in the fridge and save them for later.

Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

IMG_1652I had to take a break from the Game Day food. Randy and some others were wanting “chicken and dumplins’ please”!

Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

Dumpling Dough

1 ½ Cups Tom Sawyer GF/Betty Crocker GF Rice flour blend (You can use Better Batter or another flour blend, just be aware dough consistency may be different)

½ Teaspoon Salt

¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Double Action GF Baking Powder

1 Cup Egg Whites, or 5 very Large Eggs

Chicken and Broth

2 Containers Frozen Cream of chicken soup (see recipe in Main dishes)

3 Cup water

½ Stick of Salted Butter

2- 14.5 oz. Cans Additive free Chicken Broth (I use Swanson 100% chicken Broth)

1 Tablespoon Argo Gluten Free Corn Starch

In medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In mixer or food processor, mix together dry ingredients and eggs. Beat dough just long enough so there are no lumps. Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

While dough is chilling, add water and frozen containers of cream of chicken soup to a large stock pot and heat on medium high heat until soup is thawed.  Stirring occasionally, add butter to let it melt.  Open cans of chicken broth and whisk corn starch and broth together before adding to pot, making sure all of the corn starch is dissolved. Cover pot and turn heat to low, letting pot simmer while preparing dough. Don’t forget to stir it.

Remove dough from fridge. Place dough on GF floured covered surface, cover dough with additional flour, and roll out to about ¼ inch thick.  Cut dough into about ½ by 1 inch dumpling strips. I know they look small, but they will rise and fluff up when added to pot.

Turn heat up on pot and let it come to a full boil, still stirring. When chicken and liquid are at a rolling boil, add dumplings strips to pot. Gently fold over liquid and dumplings until they have expanded and risen in size. That will only take about 2-3 minutes. Turn heat to low, cover and let chicken and dumplings simmer. Continuing to stir gently, about every 5 – 10 minutes. Chicken and dumplings should be completely done in 30 – 40 minutes. Serve warm.

I like to top my dumplings with freshly grated parmesan cheese. My husband likes to cover his bowl of dumplings with black pepper.

Note: You may add more cooked and shredded chicken if you wish, but I would not add more than one chicken breast, it will also absorb some of the liquid, and take away from the dumplings.