If you like tender, hot bites of chicken with crisp-tender vegetables, this gluten-free chicken stir-fry will make a quick and easy meal for you. You can modify it easily to satisfy your family’s tastes, even if you’re cooking for a gluten-free diet and a regular diet at the same time, simply by adding or changing the vegetables.
Roasted vegetables have a more intense flavor and a denser texture than many methods of gluten-free cooking. They are as easy to prepare as the steamed or braised method. I especially like the bit of crusty surface they develop, sort of like on a fried potato, but without the fat.
Fuel. Energy. Nourishment. Keeping it all in balance so that we have what we need to satisfy our appetites, maintain our energy, fuel our activity… that’s what would be healthy for us. And that balance is different for each person.
A satisfying aroma is coming from the oven. Soon we’ll be enjoying the tender texture and delicate flavor of a butternut squash. Today I’m baking this colorful squash with a little gluten-free stuffing made from apples, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Maybe a little butter, too….
Chili is a traditional Tex-Mex dish in my home-town of San Antonio. In fact, it’s been cooked and served there since at least the 1700s, often by local women selling bowls full of steaming chili con carne from their carts or wagons in the market squares. It’s basically a gluten-free dish of chili peppers and meat.
There were many different recipes then, but, just as now, they all depended on the chili pepper to make a good pot of chili con carne, “chili with meat.” For someone who is celiac, gluten-intolerant or gluten-sensitive, or for anyone else, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy it. My gluten-free recipe today adds beans, tomatoes and a few other seasonings.
My family loves this meal! Personally, I like to have this gluten-free stir-fry as a low-carb meal. For the rest of the household, rice or gluten-free noodles are optional side dishes – and according to my husband, they are required. The stir-fry works well either way. And I love to serve whole foods to my family.