The other day I had a recipe pulled out and all ready to cook. Then, I had a fussy toddler and a fussy baby and I knew that planned dinner wasn’t going to happen. But we still had to eat.
I saw the naturally gluten free, non-gmo and all natural spice blends, EVOO, aged balsamic vinegar that I was sent to try from Home Appetit sitting on my counter and my wheels started turning. Since all of the spice blends from Home Appetit are naturally gluten free, I didn’t have to worry about being able to eat it. Going into changing my diet for breastfeeding, I had no idea that gluten was hidden in so many places; for example spices and even soy sauce!
I had my a-ha dinner moment, asked the girls if they wanted to help and dinner was in the oven in minutes.
The spice blends? Smell absolutely amazing. And I honestly didn’t care what I put them on, I just knew I wanted them with dinner.
First, I brushed the chicken breasts with a little of the estate-grown extra virgin olive oil. I poured some of the Mediterranean Rosemary & Citrus Spice Blend into my hand.
Then I asked my 5 year old to come help sprinkle some right onto the chicken. Thankfully, she was in a super helpful mood. That chicken got popped into a 350-degree preheated oven and cooked for about 25 minutes.
While we were waiting, we chopped up some lettuce and gave it a spin. Nobody likes wet lettuce and wet lettuce and oil don’t mix! I whisked together 2 tablespoons of EVOO and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.
That was poured over our recently dried lettuce and lightly tossed. I also served it with guacamole because the girls really like it and asked for it and because I love how they say guacamole.
I found that I had a little extra dressing left over in the bowl. Because the salad was so good, I saved the dressing in a little container. The next day, I cleaned and dried some more lettuce and put it into that container, put the lid on it and gave it a shake. It was a super easy way to eat a healthy salad with great flavor and I probably used a teaspoon of dressing total!
*I received samples from Home Appetit to facilitate my review. All thoughts are my own.
Quick and easy gluten-free baked chicken with salad
- Mediterranean Rosemary & Citrus Spice Blend from Home Appetit
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Lightly brush chicken breast with EVOO
- Generously sprinkle Mediterranean Rosemary & Citrus Spice Blend over chicken
- Bake at 350 for ~25 minutes until cooked through
- Mix equal parts EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar and whisk
- Pour over clean + dry lettuce and toss