Gluten-Free Make Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake

Gluten-Free Make-Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake Recipe

This is a favorite to throw together because it really is so simple and it’s always a winner with the family. The pasta, chicken and vegetables all bake together in the pan, and it makes for a simple freezer meal that can be baked from frozen.

5 from 3 votes
Gluten-Free Make Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake
Make-Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 353 kcal
Author: Kim Maes
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces gluten-free uncooked rotini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper divided
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1 cup milk or water, if dairy-free
  • cup sun-dried tomatoes oil drained and chopped
  • 4 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 2 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups Tuscan kale shredded (or spinach, chopped)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Italian blend or mozzarella work well; or dairy-free)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking pan. In the pan, combine pasta, flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, red pepper flakes, broth, milk, and sun-dried tomatoes. Gently stir until no flour clumps remain. Scatter mushrooms and chicken breast over mixture and season with remaining salt and pepper. Cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes.
  2. Gently stir mixture and return to oven, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Mixture will thicken as it cools.
To eat immediately:
  1. Stir in kale (or spinach) and shredded cheese, and return to oven for 5 more minutes, until cheese is bubbly.

To prepare and freeze:
  1. Cook as directed, then stir in the kale and cheese and allow mixture to cool completely before covering tightly with foil. Freeze up to 2-3 months.

To reheat from frozen:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook, covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Add ½ cup broth or water and stir. Cover and bake 10 minutes longer or until warm throughout. Uncover, stir again, and cook for 5 more minutes (you can top with additional cheese at this point).

Nutrition Facts
Make-Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 832mg 35%
Potassium 1143mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 74.6%
Vitamin C 61.3%
Calcium 28.2%
Iron 15.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten-Free Tuscan Chicken Bake

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Casserole Chicken Kim Maes Magazine Make Ahead Mushrooms Sun Dried Tomatoes Tuscan
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