Louisiana Style Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta – Gluten Free

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This Louisiana Style Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta is one of the best pasta meals any night of the week. The chicken is lightly coated with parmesan bread crumbs and pan-fried until crispy. The pasta is super creamy, flavoured with cajun spices and garlic. Every bite is filled with veggies, creamiest cajun pasta and topped with golden crispy parmesan chicken.

This gluten-free Louisiana Style Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta is easy enough for weeknights and special enough for easy weekend cooking. And the best part…this gluten-free pasta dish is so so good, the entire family will love it!

 

Louisiana Style Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta - Gluten Free

 

the creamy Louisiana-style sauce…

 

cajun spices

 

Classic cajun spices such as paprika, oregano, thyme, chilli powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic and onion flakes.

the veggies…

The sauce is made with onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. These three combined with cajun spices cooked in a super creamy sauce add flavour and textures to the pasta.

 

onions peppers mushrooms

 

This pasta sauce is a little different from most creamy sauces. The sauce is made with cream, chicken broth, parmesan cheese, cream cheese and cajun spices. The cream cheese adds extra creaminess making the sauce insanely delicious.

 

cajun cream sauce

 

gluten-free breaded parmesan-crusted chicken…

Nothing fancy to do here. Dip the chicken pieces in an egg, then coat with a mix of gluten-free panko bread crumbs, rice flour, parsley and black pepper. Crispy and tasty, isn’t that what we love?

 

parmesan crusted chicken, gluten free

 

 

Ready to eat in minutes…the kind of a gluten-free pasta meal that requires minimal effort and gives the most delicious results.

this parmesan chicken pasta is easier to make than you may think…

first,

Gather your ingredients

Boil the pasta

Cook the veggies

Bread and cook the chicken

Cook the sauce and toss with pasta

Once you boil the pasta, the entire crispy parmesan chicken pasta dish is made using only one skillet. This Louisiana-style pasta dinner is super easy to make and shockingly delicious!

let’s start…

Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta al dente or even slightly undercook the pasta. You will cook the pasta for additional three minutes in the sauce. There is nothing worst than overcooked gluten-free pasta…mushy, soft, sticky and unappetizing.

While the pasta is cooking, get a large skillet. I prefer to use a good quality non-stick skillet. It makes everything much easier, and you use less oil or butter.

Briefly cook the veggies; this takes only about three minutes. You want the veggies just to barely starting to soften because you will cook them in the sauce. Set the veggies aside.

Using the same skillet…no need to clean it first. You want the flavours from the veggies to remain in the skillet. Add a splash of olive oil and cook the chicken. The chicken is coated with an egg and a gluten-free parmesan-parsley bread crumb mixture. Again the chicken takes just minutes to cook.

Now that the chicken is cooked, set it aside on a cutting board, or keep it warm in the oven.

next…

Again, using the same skillet without cleaning it first. Return the veggies to the skillet with the sauce ingredients and cook until the sauce starts to thicken.

 

Louisiana Style Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta - Gluten Free

 

finish…

Toss in the pasta and coat well with the sauce. Serve in bowls, topped with crispy coated parmesan chicken. I like to slice the chicken into strips and add extra parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and red pepper flakes.

What’s amazing about this gluten-free pasta dish is just how quickly and easily it comes together.

 

 

Louisiana Style Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta - Gluten Free

 

So why not switch things up tonight with this gluten-free Louisiana Style Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta. What can be better than breaded parmesan-crusted chicken served over creamiest pasta with veggies in a spicy Louisiana-style sauce? It’s beyond good!

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Gluten-Free Ground Beef and Mushroom Casserole

Ingredients

  • PASTA 
  • 3/4 lb. gluten-free short cut pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  •  1 red or yellow bell pepper, sliced
  •  8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • PARMESAN CHICKEN 
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into wide strips or 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut in half
  •  1/4 cup rice flour
  •  1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated 
  • 2 Tbsp. GF Dried parsley 
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  •  3 - 4 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • SAUCE
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup GF chicken stock
  •  3 tsp. gluten-free cajun seasoning or (1/2 tsp. of each; paprika, oregano, thyme, chilli powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, onion flakes)
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced or grated garlic
  •  4 oz. cream cheese
  •  1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tsp. Tapioca or arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Optional toppings; fresh chopped parsley, grated parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes
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    Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, do not rinse
  • Using a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil/butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell peppers and mushrooms and cook until just starting to soften. Not more than three minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet
  • PARMESAN CHICKEN
  • In a medium bowl, mix panko crumbs, rice flour, parmesan, parsley and black pepper
  • Season chicken with salt. Dip each piece in the egg, then into the panko mixture. Press the panko firmly to adhere to the chicken
  • To the same skillet, heat 3 - 4 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook about 3 - 4 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board and slice just before serving. Or keep warm in the oven until ready to serve
  • SAUCE
  • Return vegetables to the skillet, add the sauce ingredients except for the parsley and mix to combine. Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce starts to thicken. Toss in the pasta and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley
  • Divide pasta between bowls and top with sliced chicken, extra parsley, parmesan and red pepper flakes
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