Gluten and Dairy Free Spanish Chicken Stew

Hello

As it has rained solidly all day I thought I would share a recipe what reminds me of sunny holidays in Spain.  This can be easily cooked and on the table in about 30 minutes.  The chorizo comes with the usual warning to double check the ingredients as some seem to have milk in the ingredients list, I got a suitable one in Tesco.  Link to the recipe is at the bottom of the post.

It was an exciting day for me today as I got to see my newly stabilised ankle for the first time, I love all that stuff.  A few of you have asked about my operations and Gordon (who my first book is dedicated to) so thought I would share a photo.  I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which causes my joints to be extremely hyper mobile and dislocate easily.

Professor Gordon MacKay has been amazing and basically rebuilt me over the last 10 years.  Gordon has invented an internal brace which is used in surgeon to support soft tissue and dramatically reduces recovery time.  To put it into perspective I’ve had my ankle fully fixed only 5 days ago I can walk perfectly with no support or crutches – he is such an amazing surgeon and I’m so grateful he is my doctor.  You can read more about his awesome invention here https://www.mackayclinic.co.uk

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spanish Chicken Stew

Gluten and Dairy Free Pollo Campurriano

serves / makes 4
30 prep time
30 mins cooking time

Description

This is a traditional Spanish dish and is often made with a whole spring chicken rather than the diced chicken. I love the simplicity and freshness of the ingredients, and even better the ingredients are all naturally gluten and dairy free.

My Spanish friend always ate this dish in the summer with a green salad and bread (ours would have to be gluten free) and in the winter with rice.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons pimenton/smoked paprika
  • 3 teaspoons cornflour
  • 240ml chicken stock
  • 140g smoked bacon, cut into strips
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 shallots, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

Method

  1. Coat the diced chicken in the pimenton and 1 teaspoon of cornflour
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large shallow pan over a medium heat
  3. Cook the chicken for about 10 minutes
  4. Add in the bacon, peppers, shallots and minced garlic
  5. Sprinkle over the remaining 2 teaspoons of cornflour
  6. Add the chicken stock and the bay leaf
  7. Cook for 20 minutes over a low heat stirring occasionally
  8. Serve with rice or salad

Gluten and Dairy Free Gambas Pil Pil

serves / makes 4
5 prep time
5 mins cooking time

Description

I’m a big fan of Spanish food – I love that they have a huge amount of dishes that are super simple, made from a few ingredients but taste amazing. This dish is certainly one of these, super simple but so flavoursome.

You can serve as a simple lunch, as a starter or part of a tapas style dinner.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 500g prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped roughly
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Pour the olive oil into a heatproof dish and place on a medium to high heat
  2. Add in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes
  3. Season the prawns with salt and pepper then add to the dish
  4. Cook the prawns for 3-5 minutes
  5. Serve with some gluten free bread

Gluten and Dairy Free Churros

serves / makes 4
10 prep time
10 mins cooking time

Description

Churros are a real treat I used to enjoy in Spain before my diagnosis. You get cafes dedicated just to selling churros with the most beautiful hot chocolate to dip them in. I decided to have a try at making a gluten and dairy free version of them. You can dip them in melted dairy free chocolate or use a dairy free carob based sauce like ChocShot. Alternatively you can just eat them as is or mix a little cinnamon in with the sugar.

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Jose-Maria, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 250ml water
  • 2 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 125g gluten free plain flour
  • oil for frying and sugar for dusting

gluten free churros

Method

  1. Place the water, sugar, salt and oil in a pan over a medium heat and bring to the boil
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour and xanthan gum until it forms a ball
  3. Place into a piping bag with a thick nozzle
  4. Heat enough oil in large pan or deep-fryer to 190 oC
  5. Pipe strips of the dough into the oil and cook for about 4 minutes
  6. Toss in caster sugar and serve immediately

Gluten and Dairy Free Pollo Campurriano

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This is a traditional Spanish dish and is often made with a whole spring chicken rather than the diced chicken. I love the simplicity and freshness of the ingredients, and even better the ingredients are all naturally gluten and dairy free.

My Spanish friend always ate this dish in the summer with a green salad and bread (ours would have to be gluten free) and in the winter with rice.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Pollo Campurriano Recipe

Top Five Gluten and Dairy Free Spanish Inspired Recipes

I absolutely love mediterranean food, especially Spanish. I’ve a few Spanish inspired recipes on my website that I’ve adapted to make gluten and dairy free. I thought I would share my top five recipes with you.

Feliz Cumpleaños SB

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spanish Omelette Recipe

Spanish Omelette

Gluten and Dairy Free Churros Recipe

churros

Gluten and Dairy Free Spanish Charcuterie Platter Recipe

charcuterie platter

Gluten and Dairy Free Fruit Tart Recipe

fruit tart

Gluten and Dairy Free Patas Bravas Recipe

patas bravas

Gluten and Dairy Free Churros

Image Text

Churros are a real treat I used to enjoy in Spain before my diagnosis. You get cafes dedicated just to selling churros with the most beautiful hot chocolate to dip them in. I decided to have a try at making a gluten and dairy free version of them. You can dip them in melted dairy free chocolate or use a dairy free carob based sauce like ChocShot. Alternatively you can just eat them as is or mix a little cinnamon in with the sugar.

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Jose-Maria, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Churros Recipe

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