Category Archives: Soups & Stews

Making gluten free soups and gluten free stews requires very little effort, as a there are an abundance of soup and stew ingredients that are naturally gluten free.

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Gluten Free Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

One night recently I asked Alan what would be an interesting flavor for a chicken. We were low on groceries and when he opened the fridge he asked whether salsa would be good. I don’t know why I had never had such a delicious idea. I pulled together a few other things I had on hand and made the easiest tastiest chicken I have ever had come out of my crock pot. This chicken fell off the bones and had an amazing flavor. I thought the leftovers would be great as chicken tacos, but I had an even better idea for the leftovers. I grabbed my clean slow cooker and made this… gluten free easy chicken and sausage gumbo.

Gluten Free Crockpot Salsa Chicken
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken sized to fit your crock pot (mine was 5 pounds)
  • 1 16 ounce jar Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack's Special Salsa from Costco (Just called Garden Fresh Gourmet at regular grocery stores) or any salsa that contains a bit of sweetness
  • ⅓ cup Franks Red Hot hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic (We used Costco brand)
Instructions
  1. Remove skin and excess fat from your chicken.
  2. Pour salsa, hot sauce, and garlic into crockpot and mix well.
  3. Add in chicken breast side down.
  4. Spoon some of the salsa mixture over the chicken.
  5. Set crockpot to high and cook for 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Check for doneness with meat thermometer.
  7. Reserve leftover liquids and chicken for Easy Gluten Free Chicken and Sausage Gumbo!
  8. Eat and enjoy.

 

Bowl of Gluten Free French Onion Soup

Gluten Free Low Calorie French Onion and Mushroom Soup

I love soup. It is a quick, warm, yummy way to pack a lot of nutritious veggies into one satisfying meal. When I went gluten free I quickly realized that most canned soups were off limits to me. The few brands that were gluten free were wildly expensive or did  not have many flavor choices. Canned soups also pack in way too much sodium and other unnecessary additives. So I went on an adventure through the produce department and was off on a quest to make my own homemade soups. Continue reading

This is a stock image as I forgot to take photos and have not made this recently.

Gluten Free Beef Stew

This image is a stock photo. It is not chicken stock or beef stock. It is simply an image I had to pull from the interweb because I got hungry and ate all the stew. No, I did not save you any, sorry.  I promise to take photos of my beef stew next time I make it. Until then you get to see this pretty photo which actually looks like my beef stew but with a much better food photographer behind the camera. I can’t seem to make my food look as tempting in photos as it does in real life. Anybody have some tips?

 

Gluten Free Beef Stew
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  1. Brown the meat.
  2. Add all ingredients to the pot and simmer for 4 hours or until the veggies are to the consistency that suits you.
  3. Eat.