Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chicken Primavera

Chicken Primavera

You will need 1 recipe of Garlic Cream Sauce
which includes:
Olive oil
1 T flour
1/2 t minced garlic
1/2 cup white wine
1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach
2 cups half and half
1 to 1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan (not the stuff in the shaker)

3-4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 onion
1/2 green pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
6 ounces of your favorite cooked pasta (I used Tinkyada brand Penne for our GF version)
1 cup Italian blend cheese or mozzarella

Cut chicken breast so they are even thickness and take the tips off. Save the extra bits for another dish.
Add to a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Coat evenly and then grill.  Cut into chunks.
Dice or chop your veggies and saute in a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are soft.  You can use other favorite veggies like zucchini and yellow squash, broccoli.  Ideas are unlimited.  If  your kids don't like those then dice them finer.  I am not a fan of zucchini or the squash but I can tolerate them cut small. :)
Mix together your cooked pasta, cooked chicken chunks and veggies and the sauce.
Spread into a baking dish and
cover with cheese.  Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until cheese is brown and dish is bubbly hot.
** Don't see the green?  No worries its not your eyes, I didn't have any spinach in the freezer to use last night. Another note...I used 8 oz pasta and the pasta soaked up too much sauce and was a little drier than I like. So either use more sauce/milk or use less pasta. I am currently freezing the 2nd recipe I made and will let you know how it turns out!


  1. Our family tried this and it turned out great! We used red pepper, yellow squash and spinach. The second time we tried it with sun-dried tomatoes and although it was still good we all decided that we like it without them. The sun-dried tomatoes take away from the original flavor that is so good. This is such a wonderful gluten-free dish that we double it and freeze half for another time. Thanks Jenny!!

  2. Where do you get your Tinkyada pasta? Do you have to order it online? We just recently discovered that my daughter has a wheat sensitivity and she is not crazy about any of the pasta we have tried so far.

    1. I find it at our Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee grocery store. You can order it online I am sure. is a good place to find hard to get stuff and usually the shipping is free. If she is a spaghetti girl try spaghetti squash in place of the pasta.

  3. That looks like some cheesy goodness! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from

    1. Thank you!! It's a little hot here but will cool of soon (I hope!)