Category Archives: Chicken

Spanish Chicken

This recipe was a family favourite before GF, both because of its simplicity and also because of its heartiness.

Personally, it also connects me to my heritage. My paternal grandparents migrated to Australia from Barcelona and in the last few years my group of cousins have gathered for a family celebration in true Catalan style: a long late Spanish themed lunch. We celebrated this year in Brisbane on Sunday: olives, chorizo, roasted garlic and capsicums, jambon serrano, paella, roasts cooked over an open fire….

So if you want to be tempted by the tastes of Spain, then give this meal a try.

Prep: 10 min/ Cook: 25 min/Serves 4


2 tbs olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 GF chorizo, sliced

1 red capsicum, deseeded, chopped

2 brown onions, halved lengthways, thinly sliced

2 tsp smokey paprika

800 g chicken thigh fillet, cut into 3 cm cubes

400 g can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup pitted black olives


1.Heat half the oil in a large deep frying pan over medium heat. Add half the garlic, chorizo, capsicum and half the onion. Cook for 8 minutes stirring occasionally or until onion is soft.  Stir in paprika and cook for 1 minute or until aromatic.  Add chicken, tomatoes and 1 cup of water.  Season with salt and ground balck pepper.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in olives.

2.  While chicken is cooking.  Cook rice as an accompaniment.

( from Woolworths Fresh magazine : Cool and Cosy)

Gluten Free Chicken Schnitzel

Update: I haven’t been able to buy these Schnitzels in the fridge section of the supermarket, but I have found a similar product “Ingham Crumbed Breast” in the freezers. (4/7/14)

One of the benefits of being a member of your state Coeliac society is the networking.  In Townsville, our local coordinator arranges a number of meetings and lunches for the group as well as regular emails regarding new products and information.


GF Inghams Chicken SnitzchelIt is at our last lunch gathering that a member mentioned Ingham Gluten Free Chicken Schnitzel and where to find them as I am sure I wouldn’t have found them on my own.  They are in the meat section of the Woolworths supermarkets.  At Woolworths Fairfield, they are in the fridge opposite the chicken product fridge.

There are four to a packet and $6.99.  Cook them in the oven for a crispy chicken schnitzel and salad lunch.  My teenagers ate them as burgers.

I went later in the week and the shelves were bare, which is a good thing because the more that is sold, the more likely the store will keep the product on their shelves.

So spread the word.

Lemon Chilli Chicken and Chorizo Skewers

This recipe is easy and quick to make and can be used as a meal on a bed of rice,  with a salad, with a gf flat bread or  cold in lunch boxes.  Also it is a good recipe to get your family involved with  the meal preparation.


400 g chicken breast fillets, but into 2 cm piecesIMG_0576

2 chorizos cut into 2 cm pieces

1 capsicum cut into 2 cm pieces

1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic crushed

1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley


1.  Soak bamboo skewers in boiling water 10 minutes before use.

2.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, season, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Thread chorizo, chicken and capsicum alternatively onto 12 skewers.

4.  Cook skewers on a heated oiled grill plate (or grill or barbecue) until chicken is cooked through and chorizo is browned lightly.

(Recipe from: The Australian Women’s Weekly Spanish tapas, paella & more )

LFGF Live Free Gluten Free

Attending your state Gluten Free Expo gives you exposure to products you might not have yet found in your local area.  At the Brisbane Expo in May, LFGF had a stand showcasing their three products : bread mix, chicken seasoning mix and pastry mix.

Thank god for LFGF’s chicken seasoning mix as it has a big tick of approval from both my IMG_0603teenagers.  We call it JFC – Joanne’s Fried Chicken and my sons say it is better than KFC.  It can also be used for gravies.

The pastry mix makes tasty pizza scrolls and quiches. The pastry is easy to handle as long as you roll it between two sheets of baking paper.

I am yet to try out the bread mix, but at the Expo their sample tortillas were durable and pliable and didn’t fall apart.

If you can’t find it in a shop, then buy the product on-line.


Available in 700 g packets or 5 kg catering packs