This gluten free chilli chicken with chorizo is a great midweek meal for all the family. The recipe is all thanks to Schwartz's new range of gluten free spice mixes!
A few night ago I was lucky enough to attend the Schwartz gluten free super club. Schwartz is the UK's leading spice brand and this event coincided with the launch of their gluten free range.
The key idea behind the new products is that you don't want to have to create separate dishes for the person in the family who's unable to eat gluten. Why should they have to eat differently from the rest of family? And why shouldn't the choices that are available be just as tasty?
As nutritionist Amanda Hamilton said at the event, families these days need healthy but acceptable shortcuts which is exactly what these recipe mixes offer.
At the Schwartz super club we enjoyed a feast of tasty gluten free recipes made using the mixes. Some of the dishes we enjoyed included: mac 'n' cheese with Schwartz gluten free cheese sauce mix; chilli chicken and chorizo with Schwartz gluten free chilli con carne mix; steak with Schwartz gluten free peppercorn sauce; veggie stuffed peppers with Schwartz gluten free spaghetti bolognese mix as well as veggie fajitas with Schwartz gluten free fajitas mix. I have to say the food was delicious. It was full of flavour as well as varied and we all went home full!
The great thing about the mixes is that they are versatile. The fajitas mix, for example, would be great in a soup, a stew or in another Mexican recipe such as enchiladas.
There are currently 8 gluten free mixes including 3 pour over sauces (cheese sauce, creamy peppercorn sauce and beef gravy) and 5 recipe mixes (fajitas, chilli con carne, spaghetti bolognese, chicken casserole and cottage pie). However, more are in development and each one can be used in different ways.
I enjoyed all the recipes at the super club and after getting home I was keen to recreate one. We love chicken and chorizo so I'd like to share with you the Schwartz gluten free chilli chicken with chorizo recipe. This recipe uses the Schwartz gluten free chilli con carne recipe mix.
It was such an easy meal to prepare and definitely suitable for busy families on a weeknight. I really enjoyed the recipe and it made enough for leftovers the next day so it's a perfect cook once eat twice meal as well! And you know how much I like those!
You could substitute the chicken for mince or any other vegetables for the red pepper. Sweetcorn would be lovely or even aubergine or courgette. After all, on a busy weeknight it's best to use what you have rather than feel you have to follow a recipe exactly.
I don't follow a gluten free diet but these days more and more people are opting to go gluten free. Because of this, there is definitely a gap in the market for affordable and tasty gluten free options. For those with serious gluten allergies, even the smallest amount of gluten can make them ill so it's great that Schwartz have recognised this. They've produced a range that has earned the Coeliac UK Crossed Grain certification. This guarantees that production takes place in an environment without gluten contamination.
You can also find out loads more useful information on the Coeliac UK website. So, do take a look if you need more information about diagnosis or living a gluten free life.
Schwartz Gluten Free Chilli Chicken with Chorizo
- 1 onion finely diced
- 100 g cooking chorizo diced
- 450 g chicken breast diced
- 1 sachet Schwartz Gluten Fee Chilli con Carne Recipe Mix
- 1 red pepper diced
- 400 g tin kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
- Fry the onion and chorizo in a large saucepan for about 5 minutes until beginning to brown.
- Add the chicken and stir until is is cooked on the outside.
- Stir in the Recipe Mix and cook for another minute.
- Add the rest of the ingredients plus about 125ml of water. Bring to the boil then simmer for about 10 minutes. Give a good stir and continue to simmer for another 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
- Serve with rice or gluten free bread.
Let me know if you try this gluten free chilli chicken recipe as I'd love to know what you think. You might also like my Schwartz sausage casserole.