These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Chicken Mozzarella-Parmesan Casserole
This evening I wanted to make a quick and easy dinner and decided to make a simple Chicken Mozzarella-Parmesan Casserole. I quickly sauteed about 1 pound of boneless chicken breast cutlets (seasoned with sea salt and black pepper) in a little olive oil just until they turned white. Then I layered the casserole dish and made 2 layers using my favorite DelGrosso pasta sauce, then the chicken cutlets, fresh mozzarella cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, and repeated the layers again. I ended with a layer of sauce on top and then added about 1/4 cup of Ricotta cheese dropped in little dabs on top and some shredded Parmigiano Reggiano. I baked the casserole in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes, covered. I then uncovered the casserole and baked it for an additional 20 minutes, then ran it under the broiler for about 3 or 4 minutes to brown and bubble the cheese a bit before removing it from the oven. I sprinkled the Chicken Mozzarella-Parmesan Casserole with some freshly chopped Italian parsley and served it over lightly sauteed zucchini noodles. It was delicious! Next time I will use a larger more shallow baking dish and make only one layer of chicken cutlets instead of 2 to make it easier to serve. It was really delicious with all the fresh mozzarella cheese (1 pound) as well as the spicy sauce. I snapped a photo below for you to see. Enjoy!
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Boom is right! Looks great :)
I love your blog; you are a true inspiration! Thank you for all your hard work in coming up with great recipes for us.
LOL...thanks, SkinnyMommy! :-)
Thanks, Patricia -- so glad you enjoy the blog! :-)
Yes I've been trying to leave a comment for about two months now! When it asks if you are a robot or not, somehow I can never seem to type the correct words in! I just love love love your blog and the way you just sit down and write about the recipe. Very easy to understand and helpful hints. Your Christmas dinner was gorgeous looking!
Hi Patricia -- So sorry you've had problems posting on here, but flattered that you continued to try! Hopefully you won't have to go through that again now that you were able to post this time. I am SO glad you enjoy the blog!!! Thanks for your kind comments -- they are much appreciated! :-)
Looks amazing! Loving everything I've made on here. I do have a request :) I'm in Colorado and Saturday is a huge party day for Broncos fans. Do you have any wheat/grain free appetizer recipes to share? I can't think of anything to bring and totally committed to eating this way. Thank you!
Hi Kimberly -- you could always make little meatballs or little skewers with cubed cheese, veggies, meats...you could bring a homemade ranch dip (with fresh herbs) and veggies to dip...someone has posted a sausage ball recipe on the WB page before -- just like regular sausage balls only they substituted almond flour for the normal biscuit mix you mix the sausage with...are you thinking a hot appetizer or cold or what kind of thing do you like?
Thanks so much for the ideas! I think I'm going to do the sausage balls and veggies/dip. I'm curious too, did you start losing right away? I've been on this for 11 days and lost 1.5 and then gained it back. Scale hasn't moved. I'm sticking with it but frustrated. Anyone else reading this have that experience? I do drink wine and wonder if it's the sugar in the wine that is the problem. A bigger problem will be giving it up :)
Hi Kimberly -- it takes some people longer to lose. Have you quit grains and sugar in addition to wheat? That helps a lot. I don't know why my weight dropped so quickly because it never had before on other diets I tried -- even when I exercise heavily (I haven't exercised with WB). Sometimes people consume grains/wheat accidentally in other products. Stick with it and hopefully your scale will begin moving soon! I think some wine is okay to drink -- I haven't, but I know others that do successfully. Hope you enjoy your party this weekend! :-)
YUM!! I only made a half batch, but will definitely make again! I forgot the parmesan until after it was out of the oven, so just sprinkled it on top. I dry fried a bag of the skinny dip fettucine noodles and loved the entire thing! Now the hard decision - which of your other recipes do I try next????
Hi Trudy -- so glad you enjoyed it. What are skinny dip fettucine noodles? I'm intrigued! :-)
They are 0 carb, 0 calorie, 100% gluten free noodles by a company called skinny dip. Another company that makes them is called miracle noodle, but those have to be refrigerated, while the skinny dip brand don't. They are made from the root of the konjac plant. The texture takes a little getting used to, but for 0 calories, 0 carbs, and gluten free, I will take it! They also don't have any soy in them. This company also sells a couple other shapes, along with rice pearls. Their website is www.skinnydipnoodles.com.
I will check out the link Trudy -- thanks! I have heard of Miracle Noodles but not the skinny dip. Thanks again! :-)
This sounds wonderful - we will be having this one night this week! I just found your blog about a week ago and just love it. My husband is diabetic, and we just found out our son & I have wheat/grain sensitivities, so I am really just learning how to cook/eat grain & sugar-free. Your blog is so helpful. The pics are great, and your tips really help. I've already tried a few of your recipes, and my family loved them. Thank you so much for sharing your creations and knowledge.
Thanks, Leah! I hope you enjoy it and find some other recipes to try. When I eliminated wheat/grains/added sugar almost a year ago, I was amazed at the difference it made. I lost 63 lbs...my triglycerides went from 546 to 115 which is unbelievable...and I was determined to still be able to enjoy my love of cooking...AND eating...so I made it my mission to do so. I hope you enjoy the recipes you try and good luck on your wheat free journey! :-)
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