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Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Bites

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Bites {Little Leopard Book}

It’s always a chore when I visit my family to find something to cook that fits everyone’s culinary preferences and dietary needs.

My Mom, as I’ve mentioned before, is the pickiest eater alive.  My brother has Celiac disease, therefore maintains a strictly gluten-free diet.

Trying to find something she will eat AND he can eat is a struggle sometimes.

Luckily, my bestie called me up and told me she was having a small last-minute get-together and needed to use the ingredients she had on hand to make a few appetizers.  I gave her the idea for Chicken Parmesan Bites, then decided to make them myself because it was something I could easily make gluten-free and something my Mom would actually like!

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Appetizer

I served them at the holiday party I hosted at my parent’s house last week along side Buffalo Chicken Dip and Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini’s.

My Mom ate a whole plate full, so I guess she approves!

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Bite Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 6-8)

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • ½ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 package (8 oz) fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 4 cups chunky tomato marinara

Begin by cutting the chicken breasts into small cubes.

Chicken Appetizer Bites

Next, combine the breadcrumbs, basil, thyme, oregano and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add the chicken cubes and roll in the mixture.

Remove the chicken from the seasoned breadcrumbs, top with one mozzarella pearl and skewer with a toothpick.

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Bites

Place into a baking dish and cover with the marinara sauce.

Chicken Parmesan Bites

Place into a 400° oven for 20-25 minutes.

Mini Chicken Parmesan Appetizer Bites

Place on a serving bowl or tray and dig in!

Mini Chicken Parmesan Appetizer

These would be great at an Italian Tapas Party with Bruschetta, Caprese Salad Wraps and Mini Cannoli’s!

Chicken Parmesan Bites

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute tofu for chicken.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

**Gluten-free breadcrumbs can be found at most major grocery stores.  You can also use rice Chex cereal put through a food processor to form a fine crumb mixture if gluten-free breadcrumbs are not available.

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan

This 30 minute Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan recipe substitutes gluten free breadcrumbs and adds homemade marinara sauce for a delicious twist on an Italian favorite!

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

I have to start out this blog post by expressing my eternal gratitude to Jenna’s Everything Blog for being one of my first inspirations to start blogging!

My brother was lucky enough to meet Jenna and her husband Adam when he moved into the college dorms over a decade ago and they still remain the best of friends!  Jenna’s posts are entertaining and hilarious, her pictures are stunning and her recipes exquisite!

The means for my rambling about the greatness of Jenna is that this is my first blog post recipe inspired by a “Jenna original”!

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup Gluten Free Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chunky tomato marinara sauce (click for recipe)
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella (thinly sliced)
  • 8 oz gluten free pasta (cooked according to package directions)

Preheat the oven to 500°

Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Next, mix the oregano, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and parmesan in a small bowl.

Drag the chicken through the breadcrumb mixture and place on top of the olive oil in an oven safe skillet over medium heat. Next, brown the chicken on the stove, 2-3 minutes per side.

Turn the heat off and cover the chicken breasts with the sliced mozzarella.

Chicken Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

Next, add the tomato sauce.

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Cover the skillet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove the cover and bake for an additional 5 minutes. That delicious fresh mozzarella should now be nicely melted in!

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Serve with the cooked pasta.

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan

Ok yeah, it’s as good as it looks!!!  Writing this post takes me right back to the happiness of that first bite.

Chicken Parmesan with Homemade Marinara

Oh I wish I hadn’t already eaten all the leftovers!!

Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Parmesan

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute tofu for chicken.

♦ Gluten Free Option: The chicken parmesan is gluten-free. Serve with gluten-free pasta or a side of steamed vegetables instead of pasta.

Chicken Parmesan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup Gluten-Free Mary’s Gone Crackers “Just the Crumbs” Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp Enzo Basil Olive Oil
  • 2 cups chunky tomato marinara sauce (click for recipe)
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella (thinly sliced)
  • 8 oz pasta (cooked according to package directions)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500°
  2. Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
  3. Mix the oregano, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and parmesan in a small bowl.
  4. Drag the chicken through the breadcrumb mixture and place on top of the olive oil in an oven safe skillet over medium heat.
  5. Brown the chicken on the stove, 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Turn the heat on the stove off, cover the chicken breasts with the sliced mozzarella.
  7. Add the tomato sauce to the skillet.
  8. Cover the skillet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the cover and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Serve with cooked pasta.
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