Wednesday, February 10, 2016

EASY {Gluten and Dairy Free} Colorful Alfredo Pasta

My kids and husband devoured this. It's like a colorful chicken alfredo. I wanted to record it and share it before I forgot it! I posted this here at allergy free wednesdays. It's a fun recipe round up!
5 boneless skinless Chicken breast strips
1 roma tomato diced
1 bunch of asparagus (you may use cooked broccoli or peas instead)
3/4 package of brown rice pasta (I choose Trader Joe's GF spaghetti noodles for this recipe)
6 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled (I use Farmland brand)
3 cloves garlic (finely diced or pressed with a garlic press)
salt and pepper
3/4 tsp dried basil or 3/4 TBS chopped fresh basil
GF  flour mix (I like to use  the ratio: 1 cup brown rice to 2/3 cup potato to 1/3 cup tapioca)
rice milk (I use unsweetened Kirkland brand)
flat leaf (italian) parsley to garnish (if desired)

Saute chicken until done in a sauce pan with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Put the water on to boil for the pasta and the asparagus. Grab both ends of the asparagus and bend it (like you are trying to snap it). Where it naturally breaks is where the hard part stops. Save the ends with the leafy tops, and throw out the hard stems leftover. When water comes to a boil, boil the asparagus for about 3 minutes. (turn down heat to med-low after it is in the pot). Remove and set aside. Meanwhile, start the white sauce. Add 2 TBS olive oil and the garlic to 4 TBS GF rice flour in a saucepan. Stir until it is a paste. Put over a medium-low heat. Slowly add a little rice milk and stir. Wait until it thickens. Add a little more rice milk. Keep doing this for 5-7 minutes until you have a nice sauce consistency. Add the basil, chopped tomatoes and cooked crumbled bacon. Stir in the cooked chicken (cubed into 1 inch pieces). Cook the pasta as directed. For the secrets to rice pasta go here. Combine white sauce, asparagus, bacon, tomato, rice pasta and chicken until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I add a little extra salt to make up for it not being cheesy. But since there is bacon, I'd be careful to not over do it!) Garnish with flat leaf parsley or regular parsley if desired. 


  1. What a tasty lunch or dinner dish! This looks scrumptious. Thank you for sharing with us on Allergy-Free Wednesdays. As a reminder, in order to be featured, please provide a link back to one of the AFW Hostesses's sites. Have a lovely week!

    1. Thanks! I linked to AFW in my 4th sentence. It's tucked in there. Perhaps it was easy to miss?:0)