Chai Bliss Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chai Bliss Chicken Salad Sandwich

What is your favorite sandwich? My new favorite is my Chai Bliss Chicken Salad Sandwich. I’ve always loved a good chicken salad sandwich. I used to pick up an Arby’s chicken salad sandwich when ever I was out and about, running errands. Now that I’m gluten free, that’s no longer an option. This recipe is so easy, delicious and healthy that I don’t think I’ll ever miss the old chicken salad sandwich I used to buy there.

I used a 1/4 cup of mayo in this recipe. If you want to save even more calories you can substitute plain yogurt in it’s place. I’m not a calorie counting person. I figure if I’m eating pretty good 90% of the time a little something here and there isn’t going to hurt me.

The almonds I used in this recipe are divine all on there own. They’re called “Olomomo Chai Bliss Almonds,” and they are tasty little things. You can pick them up at your local natural food store in the snack section. I crushed them up and put them in my chai bliss chicken salad sandwich. If you can’t find them, use regular almonds and cardamom with a little cinnamon spice to add a nice chai flavor to your sandwich.

You can use any gluten free bread that you buy, or bake yourself. I listed “Three Bakers 7 Grain Bread” because I love the flavor and texture. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand. You can also use either grilled chicken, or canned chicken. I used canned chicken because it was quick and easy for me at the time, and I was hungry. I spread kefir cheese on my bread before adding the chicken salad. It tastes like cream cheese only healthier for you.  Enjoy!

 

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Chai Bliss Chicken Salad Sandwich
 
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A chicken salad sandwich with a nutty chai twist.
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 13 ounce can of chicken
  • 2 Tbls of "Olomomo Chai Bliss Almonds" chopped
  • You can substitute regular almonds with cardamom and a little cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped apple
  • ¼ cup of grapes chopped
  • ¼ mayo
  • 2 Tbls of kefir cheese
  • ¼ dried cranberries
  • Your choice of Gluten Free Bread we used "3 Bakers 7 Grain Bread"
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in medium bowl
  2. Toast bread
  3. Spread Kefir cheese on bread
  4. Top with Chai Bliss Chicken Salad
  5. Serve immediately
  6. Save any leftover chicken in airtight container in the fridge

 

Easy 30 Minute Italian Pasta Dinner

Easy 30 Minute Italian Pasta Dinner

Lets face it, after running the kids to school, grocery shopping, laundry and finishing off that to do list that’s so big you have to write it on a roll of toilet paper, you need a quick meal to cook. This easy 30 minute Italian pasta dinner will help you feed the family, save your budget and get you off your feet fast. The best part is that it’s much healthier than any store bought boxed version, and tastes so much better, your family will rave about how delicious it is. You don’t have to tell them how easy it was to prepare. You’re secret is safe with us :)

Now a word of caution; Don’t skimp on the ingredients. I’ve had times when I ran out of something (fire roasted tomatoes) and substituted another ingredient (stewed tomatoes). You just won’t get the same rich, full, savory flavor of this dish if you do.

This easy 30 minute Italian pasta dinner is made with gluten free brown rice pasta. Feel free to exchange the pasta with one that you prefer. If using a non gluten free pasta, it may shorten your cooking time by a few minutes.

Easy 30 Minute Italian Pasta Dinner browning meat

First add a tsp of olive oil to a large skillet.
Next add your chopped onion and 2 minced cloves of garlic, and cook until the onions are translucent.
To this, add one pound of grass-fed ground beef and cook until lightly brown.

Next add 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes, your seasonings, Worcestershire, sun dried tomato pesto and chicken broth. Stir well

Easy 30 Minute Italian Pasta Dinner adding tomatoes

Now you’re ready to add 2 cups of your favorite pasta. For ours we add 2 cups of gluten free brown rice pasta.

Make sure you have enough liquid in your pan to just barely cover your pasta. If you’re a little short, just add a little more chicken broth.
It should look like this

Easy 30 Minute Italian Pasta Dinner adding noodles

That’s it! Now just cover with a lid and simmer 20 to 25 minutes until your pasta is tender.
I like to add a little mozzarella cheese to the top before serving.

I hope this helps you get out of the kitchen faster and gives you a little more time to enjoy other things that are important to you.

Easy 30 Minute Italian Pasta Dinner Finished Horz

 

 

Easy 30 Minute Italian Pasta Dinner
 
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An easy thirty minute gluten free Italian pasta dinner. Rich, savory and much healthier than the boxed version you can buy at the store.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 pound of grass feed ground beef
  • 2 15 ounce cans of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 Tbls sun dried tomato pesto
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Pearins if gluten free)
  • ¼ tsp of pepper
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of gluten free brown rice pasta (or pick your favorite pasta)
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
Instructions
  1. To a large skillet add 1 tsp of olive oil, chopped onion & minced garlic. Cook till translucent
  2. Add one pound of ground beef and cook till lightly brown
  3. Add fire roasted tomatoes, pesto, seasonings, Worcestershire & chicken broth. Stir well.
  4. Pour in 2 cups of brown rice pasta and stir.
  5. Make sure pasta is just barely covered with liquid. If not enough liquid add a little more chicken broth.
  6. Bring mixture to boil.
  7. Reduce heat to simmer and cover with lid.
  8. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until pasta is tender.
  9. Top with shredded cheese if desired.