On: Gluten Free Italian Chicken and Snap Peas with Bacon

It is an unseasonably cold day for June in Southern Oregon, and thus called for a warm meal. Luckily we are far enough into June that I was able to cook with fresh veggies from my garden, and  gifted to me from my neighbors. The chicken dish is a quick and easy favorite that I used to court my husband, and the peas are even easier and equally delicious. You might be noticing a trend with the quick and easy gluten free dishes on weeknights, you can count on me to keep these coming, because goodness knows when I get home I am tired, hungry, and ready to get my evening going smoothly.

So here my friends, a warm, hearty, early summer dish:

Ingredients for the Chicken: (I made this for 2 this evening, it can easily be doubled for 4)

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 scallion-chopped

1 cup porcini mushrooms-chopped

2 cups marinara sauce

1 tbs. oregano

2 slices of cheese: regular option is skim mozzarella, adventurous option is pepper jack

1 tbs. parmesian cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit

Place chopped scalion into the bottom of baking dish. Filet chicken breasts open leaving a seam intact, and place sliced cheese into opening  of each, then close them up and place them over the scallions.

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Add chopped mushrooms into the areas around the chicken breasts, then pour marinara sauce with oregano over the top. Sprinkle parmesian cheese over all of this, then cover with a lid and place in the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes.

photo (55)Before

photo (57)After: A warm cheesy bowl of YUM

While the chicken is baking, prepare the Snap peas:

Ingredients for Snap Peas with Bacon

1 tbs. coconut oil

1 clove garlic-minced

2 cups snap peas, stem and head removed, left whole

2 peaces of bacon cooked and chopped


Heat coconut oil and garlic over medium heat for 2 minutes then add snap peas. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked and chopped bacon over the top and mix, heat for additional 5 minutes. Promptly remove from heat and set into serving dishes.

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Enjoy and make your day great,



About runningyourbody

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Certified Pilates instructor, and runner with celiac disease. I am passionate about educating people on running, pilates, and women’s health topics. I am trained in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as pre and post partum impairments. In my free time I can be found anywhere outside. I enjoy training for races with friends, cooking gluten free meals, and traveling with my husband. My goal is to share information with you in a lighthearted and enjoyable forum. I am always contributing fun and interesting posts on my blog. Feel free to check it out @ https://runningyourbody.wordpress.com/
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