Chicken Alla Calabrese – Gluten-Free

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This gluten-free chicken recipe is made with layers of chicken, ham, tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and tomato pepper sauce that is made from fresh ingredients. The classic Calabrese chicken dish is served with gluten-free pasta, but  parsley rice or mashed potatoes can also be served with this delicious Italian meal

 

 

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, remove seeds, core and cut to small pieces
  • 1 large tomato quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. GF dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. GF cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves plus some for garnish
  • 1 cup of cream or full fat coconut milk (I used coconut milk)
  • 8 thin slices of gluten-free ham
  • 8 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 slices buffalo mozzarella
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Season chicken with salt
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat in an ovenproof casserole dish, add chicken and brown on all sides, then set aside.
  • Add remaining olive oil shallots, red peppers, quartered tomato, garlic, cayenne, 1/2 cup chopped basil leaves and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a blender or food processor and blend for 1 minute. Add coconut milk and blend until smooth. Set aside
  • Top chicken with a layer of ham, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Pour the sauce evenly over the cheese and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Scatter with fresh basil leaves


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