Chicken breast with gluten and lactose free brown sauce

Chicken breast with gluten and lactose free brown sauce

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I couldn’t think of a better name than that. 😀 🙈I’ve been making it every couple of weeks for months at the request of my little family. I have no idea where the inspiration came from, it just did. Since several people asked for the recipe, I finally measured everything out today. Since I didn’t have much time to cook, I made our lunch today in the pressure cooker. 😊 For those who don’t have such a machine, you can cook it on the stove in a wok in the same way, but of course it takes longer to cook. The soy sauce must be gluten free!!!

Ingredients for 3 people

3 whole chicken breasts
1 tablespoon of lactose-free liquid butter
3 tbsp slightly hot gluten-free sambal
3 heaped tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce!!! you have to be very careful to make it gluten free!!!
3 tablespoons of gluten free ketchup
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
pepper to taste
salt to taste

Preparation

I have an Aigostar pressure cooker, but I’ve seen it under other names. It’s a great little appliance and often when I’m short of time, I just put it into work, like now. It makes very tasty meals in a short time. I have now set it to cook for the first time, as if I was using a hob. I put butter in the bottom of the pan and cooked both sides of the chicken breasts until red.

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When the meat was nice and red, I put the sugar in the machine first and then the other ingredients. I pulled one of the meats aside to mix it all thoroughly and get a thick sauce. I also cooked both sides in the sauce for 1-1 minute.

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I closed it, set it on the meat program, 15 minutes, as you can see. Since I had already cooked the chicken breasts in the machine, it reached the cooking temperature quickly, and was done in about 20 minutes total (pre-heating included).

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Meanwhile, the potatoes were cooking in the airfryer. That way I could serve the delicious, flavorful, crumbly meat to my family 30 minutes later, doing other things while it was cooking. 😊 I served the meal with a hot, rich sauce. 😋 Sometimes I take the meat apart and put it with some sauce in a giant hot gluten-free bun. Try it, it’s delicious that way too. 😋

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Enjoy!

Lactose free cabbage casserole

Lactose free cabbage casserole

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There is not always time to cook or spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s good to have a recipe that you can prepare in advance and store in the fridge to bake the next day. This dish took me 15 minutes to put together, and then I could do my business while it was baking.

Ingredients:

rice for 4 persons
1 small purple onion
1 small Chinese kale
400 g minced meat
salt to taste
pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
lactose-free sour yoghurt or sour cream to taste

Preparation

To start, you need three pots. In the first one, put the rice to cook.

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In the second, sauté the purple onion in butter until translucent.

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In the third, put water to boil with a teaspoon of salt.

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I cut off the end of the kale and separated the leaves.

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After the onion was cooked, I mixed the minced meat with the herbs and cooked it until the meat was white.

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No need to cook the rice and the meat fully, because they will still be roasting in the oven.

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When the water has boiled, I cooked the cabbage leaves for 2-3 minutes, making sure that the thick white part is under the water.

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I coated a fireproof dish with olive oil.

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I used the cabbage leaves to line the bottom of the baking dish so that it overhangs the edge of the dish (you’ll need to fold this back over the minced meat at the end).

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I spread the rice evenly on top, then came the minced meat.

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I folded the rest of the cabbage over the minced meat. I spread the top generously with sour cream. I baked it in a preheated oven at 210 degrees for 30 minutes, at the end I baked it on a higher heat for 5 minutes to brown the sour cream and the cabbage on top.

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It’s best when hot, when you take it out of the oven.😋 But then it’s hard to serve it nicely, because it tends to fall apart when you put it on the plate. If possible, wait 15 minutes before cutting it. You can also serve it with lactose-free sour yoghurt or sour cream on the plate.

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Enjoy!

Gluten and lactosefree roasted, stuffed bell pepper

Gluten and lactosefree roasted, stuffed bell pepper

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The plants in our green house were drying out, so we took them out. As last, farewell autumn presents from our plants, we found cucumbers, several types of peppers and 4 giant bell peppers (which we call American peppers over here). I knew then that they would become stuffed peppers. I didn’t have much time in the kitchen today, but the preparation was done in half an hour, then they just needed roasting. You can prepare this meal in advance, and when you want to eat it you just have to roast it in the oven. Of course, you may need longer roasting time if you take out from the fridge. The ingredients are marked gluten free, which is why I included them in the recipe.

Ingredients for 4 people

150 grams onion
4 large bell peppers
2 large garlic cloves
600 grams minced chicken breast
2 tablespoons of paprika cream
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
tomatoes to taste
lactose-free or vegetable cheese to taste
To serve:
boiled potatoes
lactose-free sour yoghurt or lactose-free sour cream to taste

Preparation

I fried the onions in a little oil. I washed the peppers and peeled the garlic.

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I sautéed the thinly sliced garlic with the onion for a few minutes, then added the minced meat. I cooked it until the meat was white and then added the spices. I cooked it for a few minutes more. Meanwhile, I cut off the ends of the peppers and scooped out the insides.

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I was looking for a baking dish in which the peppers wouldn’t fall over. I drizzled olive oil all over the tray, as well as the outside of the peppers, to make them roast better. I stuffed them with the meat filling. At the end, I poured the juices from the roasted meat into the peppers. I sliced some tomatoes, I had some cocktail tomatoes at home this time, put them on top of the meat and sprinkled the top with cheese. I preheated the oven to 180 degrees and cooked the dish for 30 minutes.

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While it was roasting, I peeled potatoes, cut them into large slices and boiled them. We tasted it when serving and found that it went well with sour cream. When we cut the peppers in half, the juices from the roast flowed out, and it was delicious with the potatoes.

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Enjoy!

Gluten and lactose free tarragon chicken ragout soup

Gluten and lactose free tarragon chicken ragout soup

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Hungarian cuisine is famous for its spices and tasty dishes.
From old documents and artefacts we know that many spices used today were also used by the ancient Hungarians. Their best dishes were made in a single pot and were always soupy, succulent dishes. There are many rich soups that can also be used as a main meal, such as goulash soup, bean goulash soup, palóc soup, etc. They used tarragon, seasonal savories, thyme, garlic, rosemary, sage, fruit (blueberries, blackcurrants) and flowers (violets, calendula, rose petals) to flavor their dishes. These spices are popularly used in modern Hungarian cuisine. It is important to rediscover the flavor and effect of long-forgotten herbs and to use them with love and pleasure in the preparation of dishes, because spicing provides a healthy and delicious pleasure. 👌
Today I cooked with tarragon. In summer it’s a great snack when chilled, because of its sour taste, and in winter when served hot, to warm up family members returning home from the cold winter. A family favorite, of course. 🍲 You could say this one is a basic recipe. I always use vegetables in the soup that I find lurking at the bottom of the fridge, so they don’t end up in the compost bin.

I heartily recommend this soup, even with a slice of bread.

Source: Erdélyi-Magyar Étkezde

Ingredients for 4 people:

2 chicken breasts
50 grams leeks
1 handful of carrots
1 handful of parsley
3 garlic cloves
1 bunch of green parsley
1 handful of fresh mushrooms
1 handful of fresh or tinned green peas
2 dl coconut milk
2 tablespoons rice flour
juice of 1 large lemon
2 tablespoons dried tarragon
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
sour yoghurt

Preparation

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I cut all the ingredients to about the same size. I diced the chicken breast and sliced the vegetables. I cut the leeks into thin strips, fried them in a little oil and added the meat. I cooked it on a high heat until the meat was white.

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I added the chopped vegetables, garlic, salt, pepper and water. I cooked for 20 minutes at moderate temperature.

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After 20 minutes, I added the mushroom slices and one half of the chopped parsley. I cooked it for 10 minutes more.

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Meanwhile, I mixed the rice flour with the coconut milk until smooth.

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I poured the mixture into the soup, brought it to a boil, lowered the heat and added the tarragon.

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I crushed the gluten-free pasta, added it to the soup and cooked it for about 8-10 minutes. I added the juice of a whole lemon after the pasta was cooked. 

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I put a spoonful of sour yoghurt in the plate I was going to serve it in, and sprinkled it with fresh parsley, and then I poured the hot soup on top.

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Enjoy!

Cauliflower chicken breast in béchamel sauce gluten and lactose free

Cauliflower chicken breast in béchamel sauce gluten and lactose free

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Following the principle of not throwing anything away, I looked in the fridge. I found chicken breast and cauliflower. And they became what you see on the picture. You can make it in advance and just bake it in the oven later. It goes with any side dish, this time I served it with rice. Gluten and lactose free because I used my béchamel sauce recipe.

Ingredients for 3 portions

3 chicken breasts
400 grams cauliflower
2 portions of my béchamel sauce
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Preparation

I cut the excess off the cauliflower and washed it. I salted and peppered the chicken breasts.

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I cooked both sides of the meat in hot butter until brown, then I put them in a heatproof dish. I put the cauliflower around the meat.

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I prepared two portions of béchamel sauce and poured it over the meat and cauliflower. I put them in the oven preheated to 200 °C for 40 minutes. You can find the recipe for the béchamel sauce here.

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At the end I cooked it on a higher heat for 10 minutes to brown the top. I served it with rice. You can find the recipe for rice here

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Enjoy!

Chinese chicken with sesame seed, gluten and lactose free

Chinese chicken with sesame seed, gluten and lactose free

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We really like tasty, special foods, including Chinese stuff. In the old days, when we could eat gluten-containing foods, I used to make a lot of sesame chicken. Sometimes on Sunday afternoon I would just start cooking it and of course there was not a piece left. It’s also true that while all four of our children were living at home with us, there was no chance of any food being left over. 😁
We had to use starches during a 2020 food challenge. That’s when I remembered that I hadn’t yet made my sesame chicken recipe gluten-free. So the time came, this recipe was born, gluten free. The boys tasted the result, and said … hmmm yummy… 💖 pure orgy of taste.😊 😅
One very important thing to say, I had no idea how the original was made. I was just looking for the flavors we used to get at our favorite Chinese restaurant. 🙈

Ingredients for 3 portions

3 chicken breasts
2 tablespoons gluten free flour for the meat
12 tablespoons gluten free flour
7,5 tablespoons corn starch
7 grams baking powder
3 eggs
a little lactose free milk to taste

For the coating:
6 heaped tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sambal
2 tablespoons of paprika cream
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
2 tablespoons water
gluten free sesame seeds to taste

Preparation

It takes longer to describe the ingredients than to prepare the dish. 😉 I cut the meat into larger cubes and mixed them with 2 tablespoons of flour. I mixed the rest of the ingredients into a batter, a bit thicker than if I made pancakes.

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I prepared the coating (you can substitute the sambal with another paprika product, I had this one at home and it had a slightly spicy flavour which was great). I put everything except the sesame seeds in a saucepan. I let it simmer for a few minutes so the sugar melted, the flavors mixed nicely, and it started to thicken. Then I added the sesame seeds while stirring. I brought it back to a boil.

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I heated the oil. I don’t usually set it to maximum, on my induction cooking plate it’s on setting 7 (of 9). I rolled the floury meats in the batter. I didn’t let any of the batter drop from the piece, but put it quickly into the hot oil, so the batter remained thick. I turned it a few times while it was cooking. I put the coating back on the fire, and when the meat was ready, I put it in.

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I rolled each side in the hot, thick mixture then I put it in a bowl. As the meat cooled, the the coating became firm like a crust. This happened because of the starch added to the flour. I served it with rice this time. 😋

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Enjoy!

Chicken with garlic and marjoram & mushroom dressing

Chicken with garlic and marjoram & mushroom dressing

I got some messages saying no one taught them how to cook, please help. If you don’t mind, I’ll share the “educational” recipes here. I remembered that when I started to share my recipes, one of my daughters asked me to write it like I was teaching them how to cook. Then, over time, it turned out that their Spanish, Italian and Belgian friends were visiting the website for my recipes, especially for the gluten-free and lactose-free ones. Behold automatic translation. 😁 I’m not a chef, just a mom, so don’t expect extraordinary things from me. But you can expect tricks you can use when cooking. 😊 This recipe is not only for experienced ones.

Ingredients for 4 servings

8 boneless chicken legs
3 cloves of garlic
salt according to your taste
pepper according to your taste
marjoram according to your taste
vegetables according to your taste, this time I used mushrooms
1 tbsp rice flour
2 tbsp lactose-free sour cream or yoghurt
50ml cooking cream or vegetable cream
some cooking oil

Preparation

1. The first important thing they asked me was how can I roast the meat to golden-brown while it’s crumbly inside. The trick is that you must heat up the cooking oil. It must be hot, not only warm. This time I used cooking butter, and you can see in the picture how it’s boiling because it’s very hot. That’s what I put the chicken meat in. Then I salted and I peppered it.

2. It took only a few minutes, then I turned it. I also salted and peppered this side (I always use freshly ground pepper, because it’s more tasty) then I sprinkled marjoram on the top. After a few minutes, I checked if the other side cooked to golden-brown as well. Then I lowered the temperature, but only so much that it was still baking. I poured about 100ml of water under it. I chopped the garlic into small pieces and I added it. It simmered under a lid for 40 minutes.

3. In the meantime, I cooked the rice, but you can make any other side-dish. You can find the rice in my recipes. After half an hour, I put the mushroom next to it, you can use any other vegetable. After 40 minutes, I took out the finished chicken. I mixed rice flour in the still moderately cooking liquid, added the sour cream and the cooking cream. I boiled it and it’s done.

4. When served, the golden-brown-cooked meat looks very nice, and it’s a surprise that it’s crumbly inside, not dry. If you make it the other way around and you steam the spicy meat first, it is very difficult to cook the meat to the right color at the end because it can quickly become over-cooked.

Enjoy!