Thursday, October 25, 2012

Allergy free Family meal #1 - Oven baked chicken

After a week of coming to grips with my new restricted diet, this was our first family meal - one that I am quite proud of. Nothing too fancy, but given all the limitations, this is still quite tasty!

Milk free
Egg free
Wheat free
Soy free
Peanut free
Tree Nut free
Seafood free
Sesame free
Tomato, mushroom, onion, citrus and coconut free too.

That's right, and it's even free from traces of any of these nasties! We actually eat this once a week at the moment, and there is always extra for a few hot lunches.

Oven baked chicken

Marinate chicken pieces (I use 2kg of chicken wings) in 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup (for gluten free, choose the pure Maple Syrup).
Add 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder and a sprinkle of salt to suit your tastes.
For an added twist, add 1/2 Cup of pureed apple sauce (I bought mine in a jar).
Place in an glass/ceramic oven dish and allow it to marinate for a couple of hours if possible (or just 15 mins if you're in a rush like me).

Place the chicken in the oven for about 20minutes, at 200 degrees Celsius.

Add some vegetables (I used zuchinni pieces as well as sugar snap peas) and toss with the chicken pieces in the tray. Try and get some of the juice in and around the veggies to make them deliciously sweet.

Cook for a further 20 minutes in the oven, and serve with rice. Yum!

If you want to use carrots sticks, add them with the chicken right at the start since they take longer to cook up.
If you are using chicken legs, it will probably take a bit longer to cook - maybe need to add another 20 minutes to the cooking time.

Do you have a child with multiple food allergies?

YES! I would like to find out more ways to educate them about their allergies.

No, but I'm interested in more recipes.


  1. Hi Grace,
    We've spoken before .. I work for Today Tonight at Channel Seven. We were working on an allergy story and were going to talk to you. I passed your details over to Melbourne as they were putting the story together. I'm not sure if you'd be interested but some new research on allergies is due out over the Christmas break so we're looking to organise another story and talk to parents. Would you be interested in being interviewed? My number is 0417896231 if you'd like to discuss it. We're looking to organise it now and hopefully shoot it next week. Cheers,
    Emily Clark

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