Bad Day Chicken Dairy and Gluten Free Recipe

Have you had a bad day and now you have to cook dinner?  This is the dinner that will help you feel better as you are cooking it!  The secret is all in the chicken.  If you’re also looking for a dairy free and gluten free recipe this is just what you want.

The first ingredient in this recipe is optional, a glass of wine.  This is for the cook and should not be used until the chicken in cooking in the oven.  This recipe also calls for a new ingredient from Daiya cheese.  They have created wedges of cheese that can be cubed or sliced for your recipes.  I found Cheddar, Jack, and Havarti with garlic and jalapeño peppers.

Those who read this blog often will know I’m not a big fan of buying my food in a package so when I do it’s for a specific purpose.  For this recipe I wanted a little cheese but living dairy and soy free as well as gluten free I needed to use something different.  If you keep these products to a minimum and be very purposeful with them, then you will only be using them once in a while and not every day.

When deciding what to stuff into your wonderful chicken that just helped you de-stress, don’t worry if you don’t have the exact ingredients that I have in the recipe.  You can put just about anything in there.  If I would have had peppers those would have gone in there with some spinach and the cheese.  Or how about a little avocado, bacon or salami and tomato with the cheese for a little west coast flavor.  Use your imagination and what you like and have on hand.

For the coating I like to use my favorite almond flour high in nutrients rather than a low nutrient flour.  Doing this can also keep this recipe Paleo and Primal for those who live within those parameters.    Almond flour will also create a nice little crunch.

So grab a glass of wine and pound the stress out of your day while making a great dinner.

Rolled Stuffed Chicken Dairy and Gluten Free

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1 glass of your favorite wine (this is for the chef)

1 organic egg, beaten

1/4 cup almond milk or your favorite

1 cup almond flour (Honeyville)

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp finen Celtic Sea Salt

1 tsp parsley flakes

3 organic chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

9 slices of salami or some time of spicy meat

3-6 slices of cheese (Daiya Havarti with garlic and jalapeno peppers)

1-2 tsp organic coconut oil


You will also need a cast iron skillet or one that can go into the oven and a kitchen mallet.  If you don’t have a mallet use another flat skillet to pound the chicken flat.

Turn the oven on to 375 degrees to pre-heat.

I like to prep my coating ingredients first so get two bowls or dip pans and in one will go the egg and milk and in the other mix together the almond flour, salt, garlic powder and parsley.

Now comes the fun and the stress release for that bad day.  Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap.  Grab that mallet or flat pan and pound them until they are flat.  Lean into it.  Think about that bad day and with each time you pound release that stress.  This is also a signal for the family that you had a bad day, be nice and don’t complain about anything.  And just for good measure, clean up after dinner so the cook can relax even more.

Pre-heat your skillet on medium high and let the oil get hot.

Take the top sheet of wrap off the chicken and add your filling.  Roll up your chicken breast.

Now roll it around in the egg wash and then coat in the almond crumb mixture.

Place chicken rolls seam side down into the hot skillet.  Let them brown and flip over.

At this point put the skillet into the pre-heated oven and cook for 25-40 minutes.  You will know the chicken is cooked by either using a thermometer or by pressing on the chicken roll.  If it is too soft the chicken is not done.  It should be a little firm.  If it is over cooked it will be hard.

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Now I’d like to hear from you. How do you de-stress after a bad day?

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11 Responses to Bad Day Chicken Dairy and Gluten Free Recipe

  1. amber June 12, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Hi Diane,

    This post was like a therapy session!

    First, sooo glad I'm not the only one who feels dread about cooking dinner after a hard day (I felt normalized and validated) .

    I love the wine (nice relaxation technique)

    And a beautiful recipe, with simple instructions (an easy, practical intervention)

    The new cheese product (I am coming away with some new information)

    And lastly, inspiration and a goal for the week (buy bottle of wine, find new cheese, make stuffed chicken)!

    I love it!

    • Diane Eblin June 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

      Amber I hope today was a good one for you. No matter how much we like to cook there are just days where it's that last thing we want to do. Gotta have something in our back pockets and I do love pounding out my frustrations on the chicken. Let me know if you try that cheese too. Thank you for taking time to share.

  2. glutenfreehappytummy June 12, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    what a great stress relief!! haha…great recipe! thanks for sharing!

    • Diane Eblin June 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

      Thank you Caralyn. Thank you for taking time to share.

  3. Shirley @ gfe June 12, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Even when I haven't had a bad day, I'll be game for this recipe! 😉


    • Diane Eblin June 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      Thank you Shirley. I'm with you it's good anytime. Who doesn't like pounding on things.

  4. tessadomesticdiva June 12, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Yum Diane, I have pinned this for dinner soon!

    • Diane Eblin June 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

      Thank you Tessa!

  5. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat June 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    i LOVE the first ingredient!!! And I can’t wait to try Daiya Havarti. You’ve opened my eyes to non-dairy cheese possibilities this week!

    • Diane Eblin June 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

      Thank you Heather. I love living dairy free. Not much I miss out on especially when there are little helpers like Daiya. I can't wait to see what you create with it.

  6. Faith June 13, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    This looks yummy. I have not tried Daiya cheese yet but I should as I am trying to be dairy free as well as gluten free. I will definitely give your recipe a try.