Wednesday, February 18, 2015

10 Minute Gluten Free Chicken Florentine

Happy Wednesday friends!

Truth: I had to look at my calendar to see what day of the week it is.

AND Truth: I started this post at 9am and am hitting publish in the afternoon. Eeesh, baby time trap!

Parrish, Mason, and I are having a FABULOUS morning day! Our little Milky Bear slept for a 4 hour stretch last night and I’m telling you – I feel AMAZING.

In fact, that extra sleep came just in time, because look what I found in our silverware drawer this morning:

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Apparently we keep butter with our measuring spoons now! Bahahahahaha

Luckily (Unluckily?!) it’s an icy mess here in Durham, so we’ve at least been confined to our home while sleep deprived!

Parrish returned to work last week and so Mason and I went on an adventure to pick up a few quick meal necessities. We’ve had tons of sweet family and friends provide us with big meals, but I needed smaller servings of food that I can microwave for myself throughout the day. (And possibly re-heat again if I don’t get to eat it all) Breastfeeding hunger is real!

So I timed feedings and naps the best I could and wrapped Mason up and headed in to Target.

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He slept the ENTIRE time. He didn’t even wake up when I squealed at the new Udi’s Gluten Free display!

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There were so many items that I hadn’t seen before – it was hard not to buy them all! However, the price tags kept me from over doing it. Since most of the larger items were between $8.49 and $9.99, I decided to just try one. There’s nothing worse than buying a new gluten free product and then hating it!

I almost bought Chicken Alfredo because I LOVE Alfredo, but I can easily make that dish at home using Classico sauce. So I decided on the Chicken Florentine, since it was something that I had never made.

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The bag boasts that it serves 2 but you would need a salad on the side if you wanted to make this a full meal. For me, this bag served one breastfeeding mama perfectly!

It was SUPER EASY to make. Skillet for 10 minutes with a lid, stirring occasionally.

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The sauce starts out looking like tiny pats of butter and it melts slowly to cover the pasta.

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I was impressed with the quality of the chicken. There were no bad bits and it ended up pretty moist in the sauce.

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The tomatoes were a bit scarce but I didn’t mind, and the spinach seemed to be good quality.

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Plus the pasta noodles were great!

Overall, I would totally buy this again to have in a pinch but the price is a bit high for me to see it as a freezer staple.

Have you tried any of the Udi’s bagged meals?

I also snagged the Sweet Potato Ravioli for one – I can’t wait to try it!

1 comment:

B said...

I hear you on the large expense of GF free food and then disliking it. I have yet to find a bread I enjoy. I have not tried much in the Udi's line but I do like their pizza and its much more affordable than the $12.00 ones I was getting at a local restaurant which still ran their pizzas down the same salamander as the regular pizzas :-(. I have also done their bagels which are okay and when I need a bagel fix they work.
I also use the Classico brand alfredos. I have used those for some time prior to my GF realization. I will definitely have to try more of the Udi's line. Wanted to try a burrito but cannot justify the $3.00 price tag for one.