Have you ever wanted to eat Christmas dinner every day? With this roasted chicken and gluten free stuffing recipe now you can, and you don’t even have to feel guilty!
In fact, when we made this we roasted 3 whole chickens and made a pile of gluten-free stuffing and it made a weeks worth of meal prep for two people. 6 servings each to be exact! And honestly, you could eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are no rules when you are an adult…
How to meal prep for 1 week
I am a big believer in meal preparation to set yourself up for success every week. Meal preparation has changed my life and has been a staple week–to–week for probably 8 years now.
I usually do my meal preparation on Sunday every week and I prepare all the meals for that coming week – for at least breakfast and lunches as well as daytime snacks if needed. This way, all I have to do each night is take out a couple premade, portioned out meals and put them in the fridge for the next day to take to work. Even if you work from home, it’s great to be able to just grab something from the fridge quickly that is delicious and healthy. It will keep you from reaching for that junk food or running to the store or drive-through to grab something quickly.
On Sunday you can also spend a little bit of additional time in the kitchen and also prepare your dinner meals for the week. This can be helpful for people with kids or really busy schedules. But if you have the time at home in the evenings, it can also be nice to spend some time in the kitchen cooking really nice healthy meals with your partner, the family or even yourself as a therapeutic activity over some good music or a nice glass of wine.
Prepare to spend at least 3 to 4 hours in the kitchen each Sunday, which I realize is no easy task sometimes, especially on the laziest day of the week! But you will thank yourself so much later. All week you will be totally prepared and have your meals ready to go.
By batching your time in the kitchen, you will create efficiencies and you will actually spend less time in the kitchen overall.
Another tip for doing meal prep is taking a recipe you are already going to make, and doubling it or even quadrupling it. That way, it only takes you slightly longer in the kitchen that night but you will yield multiple meals out of this that you won’t have to do much work for later. Win-win.
This roasted chicken with gluten free stuffing recipe is a perfect example of that. If you’re going to make it anyway, might as well make a bunch!
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Or if you are interested in taking your food preparation to the next level, consider trying one of my premade one-month meal plans. They come in a variety of different lifestyle approaches based on your unique health needs. This one is both gluten and dairy free, just like this gluten free stuffing recipe!
Notes about this gluten free stuffing recipe:
The gluten free bread we used in this recipe is made with the “Wonderful Gluten Free White Bread” recipe at allrecipes.
If you liked this gluten-free stuffing recipe, let me know in the comments! I love to get feedback and ideas on how to improve my recipes in the future.
Roasted chicken with gluten free and dairy free stuffing
- 3 Whole chickens
- 6 cups gluten free bread cubes
- 2 carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 onion
- 1 tbsp Chives
- 2 tbsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/5 tsp pepper
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Thick-It-Up
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Chop carrots, celery, and onion
- Combine vegetables with bread crumbs in a large bowl
- Add chives, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, and eggs to vegetables and bread. Mix thoroughly.
- Stuff mixture into chickens
- Bake covered for 1.5 hours or until done
- Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle
- While waiting for chickens to cool, transfer dripping to pot and heat until simmering
- Add thickener of choice (I use thick it up)
- Remove stuffing from chickens and divide evenly between 12 glass containers
- Shred chicken meat and and distribute evenly over stuffing
- Spoon gravy into each serving
- Attach lids and freeze
- Enjoy whenever you need some Christmas cheer
Tara Klippert is a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor and holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching. Tara helps people clear up cystic acne, balance hormones and blood sugar + improve anxiety and gut health NATURALLY with food.