Gluten & Dairy-Free Chicken Parm
I have been mostly gluten & dairy-free now for around 2 months now to help ease some of the digestive issues I've been having & I am really enjoying the benefits of the lifestyle.
If there's one thing I've knocked, it's going gluten-free; but when I found out changing my lifestyle could actually help a lot of the issues I was having, I decided it was time to give it a chance. So how have I survived the past 2 months? By literally eating ALL the same foods as before, just in gluten-free versions!!
I am going to do a longer post on being gluten & dairy-free soon, but I just want to make a point to say that I don't feel limited at all from this new lifestyle. My friends will tell you that I eat an extremely wide range of foods and I never miss out on any of my favorites. I still am not 100% strict and every once in a while I will have something with gluten, but I try to stay as on-track as possible.
This chicken parm recipe is a take on the chicken parm my mom usually makes for my family, which uses regular bread crumbs and mozzarella cheese. In my recipe, I used gluten-free bread crumbs, and dairy-free mozzarella cheese. The best part? My non-gluten/dairy-free friends LOVED it and swore they didn't even notice a difference!!
Pack of thinly-sliced chicken cutlets
2 bottles of marinara sauce
Box of gluten-free bread crumbs
Vegan mozzarella cheese (I use Daiya)
Vegan parm cheese (optional; I use Go Veggie)
Box of gluten-free spaghetti (I use Ronzoni)
Preheat oven to 400°
Beat eggs in bowl and spread breadcrumbs on large plate
Place tin foil on sheet pan then lightly grease with olive oil
Sprinkle each piece of chicken with garlic powder then one by one, dip in egg mixture and coat all over with breadcrumbs
After all 4 pieces are added to pan, bake in oven for 30 minutes, flipping pieces halfway through
While chicken is baking, cook pasta and heat sauce on stove
Take out chicken, add sauce and cheese on each piece, then place back in oven for 5 minutes
Serve pasta with sauce and optional parmesan cheese underneath or on the side of your chicken & enjoy!