Gluten-free Dinner Ideas You Must Know About


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We all know that gluten-free diets are on the rise these days. More and more people, especially those with celiac disease or other sensitivities to gluten, are opting for a diet without wheat products. And while there’s no denying that this is a great choice for many people, it can be hard to find tasty gluten-free recipes in the kitchen! But don’t worry–we have some of our favorite recipes right here!

This article includes two gluten-free dinner ideas you must know about. Every recipe is made with ingredients free of wheat flour, so they’re perfect for those on a gluten-free diet.

We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!

1. Chicken Fajitas

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This classic Tex-Mex dish is perfect for a quick and easy gluten-free dinner. The chicken can be cooked quickly in a skillet, and the fajita toppings can be prepared while the chicken is cooking. Plus, this dish is high in protein and fiber, making it a healthy and satisfying meal.

Ingredients:

– 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips

– 2 bell peppers, any color, seeded and sliced thin

– 1 onion, sliced thin

– ¼ cup salsa

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 teaspoon chili powder

– 1 teaspoon cumin

– ½ teaspoon salt

– ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Toppings:

– shredded lettuce

– diced tomatoes

– diced avocado

– sour cream or Greek yogurt

– jalapeños, if desired

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken strips, bell peppers, onion, salsa, olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt and black pepper.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken mixture and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

3. To assemble the fajitas, place a few chicken strips and vegetables on a flour tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, avocado, sour cream or Greek yogurt and jalapeños, if desired. Fold up the bottom of the tortilla to cover the filling, then fold in the sides. Enjoy!

2. Vegetarian Chili

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This hearty vegetarian chili is perfect for a cold winter night. It’s packed with protein and fiber, making it a filling and satisfying meal. And it’s easy to make–you can have it on the table in under an hour!

Ingredients:

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 onion, diced

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 red bell pepper, diced

– 2 tablespoons chili powder

– 1 teaspoon cumin

– ½ teaspoon salt

– ¼ teaspoon black pepper

– 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

– 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

– 2 cups vegetable broth

– 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained

– 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles, undrained

– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Toppings:

– shredded cheese

– diced avocado

– sour cream

– jalapeños, if desired

Instructions:

1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, salt and black pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the black beans, kidney beans, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes with their juice, green chiles and cilantro. Bring to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are very tender and the chili has thickened, about 30 minutes.

3. To serve, ladle the chili into bowls and top with shredded cheese, diced avocado, sour cream and jalapeños, if desired. Enjoy!

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