Pollo (PoYO) in Español is chicken. And I love that there are 10000s of recipes for chicken and you really can't screw it up. My husband loves chicken parm and I was nervous to figure out how to make it. Recipes can be intimidating like those intense work out classes you think you can never do, but once you are done it didn't seem that bad at all. So I dare you to make this simple recipe, because its DELISH!!
Ingredients: (makes 2)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Prep the chicken:
Place knife at one end of the chicken breast, cut into the middle of the chicken breast and slice from one end to the other (almost all the way through, but not quite). Open up the chicken breast and season both sides. Spread the tomato paste on the lower half of each chicken and sprinkle pepper flakes (if you want spice). Spread the ricotta on top of the tomato paste. Place mozzarella on top of the tomato paste. Close the chicken (you can close with a toothpick if you want). But make sure the chicken is "stuffed".
Place the chicken on the baking sheet and pour the marinara sauce over the chicken. Scatter kale around the chicken and sprinkle everything on the sheet with parmesan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Until the chicken is cooked through.
One of my FAVORITE dinner sides is Brazilian cheese bread. It's gluten free and highly addicting. I use a brand found at WholeFoods called Brazi Bites.
Gluten Free Bread
The hardest part about being GF is not being able to enjoy REAL bread. I was someone who used to have a slight obsession with bagels and every type of bread. Well - It has taken me almost a year to accomplish the impossible, but I think I have found THE recipe.
I used to look at baking bread as something I'd leave up to my grandma. It always seemed so complicated. But this recipe is seriously the easiest.
Beat the eggs, olive oil, water and vinegar in a mixer. Then combine the flours, starches, salt, sugar and xanthan gum in a seperate bowl, then add the yeast. Pour these ingredients into the liquid mixture and beat for 2 minutes on a low speed. Pour the dough into a greased loaf tin (I usually use 2) smooth the surface and let it stand for 30 minutes. In the meantime, turn on the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is a little browned.
Serve with whipped butter and honey or with any soup. Great for breakfast!
My name is Liddy and I'm just a gringa trying to eat bueno in Nueva York and beyond! #gringaapproved #T1D #GlutenFree