I have posted many recipes on my blog in the last month, but I just noticed that none of them are really “easy” meals. Most of them require 10+ ingredients, and many of them also take over an hour to make. Well, to combat this, I thought I would post a few gluten-free recipes that are relatively quick to cook and contain fewer ingredients.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a gluten-free eaters best friend. They are already naturally GF, and can be prepared hundreds of different ways to ensure you never get bored of them. I decided to go with a slight variation on a chicken salsa recipe my mom has made for our family for years.
Here are a few pictures:
Here is the short list of ingredients:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 cup chunky salsa
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together the salsa, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a 2 cup measuring cup.
2. Place the chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Pour the salsa mixture evenly over the chicken.
3. Place in the oven. Cook for 24-27 minutes.
4. Serve and enjoy!
As I mentioned above, my mom has been making this recipe for our family (without the cayenne pepper and garlic powder) for years. It is incredibly simple and easy to make, yet it still tastes amazingly great. If I was just starting a gluten-free diet and struggling with meal ideas, this chicken salsa would be one of my first choices.
I just ate a side salad with my chicken, but I would probably choose a cooked vegetable if I was preparing this for more people (I just made it for myself). Steamed broccoli, sauteed asparagus, or saffron rice would be great with it. My mother would serve the chicken with a side of Ore Ida potato wedges, and they also went very well together.