One Pot Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, where we create weekly recipes from scratch around grocery store matchups. This week’s One Pot Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup recipe takes advantage of the cheap ($.69/lb!) chicken leg quarters at Pete’s Fresh Market through Tuesday, but bone-in chicken legs, quarters, and thighs go on sale almost every week at Pete’s, Valli, and the other smaller produce chains in the Chicago area. Not in Chicago? Always check the produce markets for cheap chicken parts, because you’ll generally get them at a much better price than at your large local grocery store. For soup you’re going to want to use the bone-in fattier dark meat for the most flavor anyway, so a perfect use for the chicken leg quarters on sale.

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Pete’s (or your own local market) is also probably where you’d want to pick up the veggies for your soup: 2 lbs carrots for $.99, celery for $.89, and 3 lbs onions for $.99. Since you’re only using part of each pack, you’ll also have plenty of carrots, celery, and onions left for other recipes.

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If you’re using gluten free pasta, Pete’s is generally not going to be the way to go, however. Pasta is one of those things you should always add to your stockpile when it’s cheap so that you can shop your pantry for recipes, and for my Gluten Free Chicken Soup recipe today I used this Ronzoni gluten free rotini I’d picked up a while ago for $.50 after coupon. It’s currently $1.89 at Ultra, and you can use the $1.00/1 coupon here to get it for $.89 if you don’t have any in your stockpile. (If you’re not gluten free, egg noodles — or, ooh, matzoh balls! — would be awesome in this soup, and I’m keeping an eye out for sales on GF.)

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You’ll want about three pounds of chicken legs and thighs for this recipe, and 3.44 lbs at Pete’s cost me $2.37 the other day. Using Pete’s prices for everything but the pasta here, that’s about $3.00 in chicken and veggies, plus half a box of gluten free noodles and various spices to make for an under-$4.00 recipe… when you stalk the sales. I based this on a recipe in the October 2014 Better Homes & Gardens, but changed up the spices and made it gluten free.

One Pot Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup

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Ingredients

3 lbs chicken legs and/or thighs (I used leg quarters)
2 small onions, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
6 oz gluten free rotini
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp turmeric
4 tsp fresh thyme (or 1.5 tsp dried)
sea salt
pepper
olive oil

Directions

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Trim your chicken pieces, sprinkle with sea salt, then brown skin side down in olive oil over medium high heat for six minutes. Flip over and add celery, onions, carrots, garlic. Add 8 cups of water, then add bay leaves, parsley, turmeric, thyme, and pepper (to taste), and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes. Remove chicken pieces with tongs and shred, discarding bones and skin. Taste soup and add salt to taste, then add chicken meat back in.

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Bring to a boil, add noodles, and cook another 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are done but not mushy. Turn off heat and serve.

I love soup on a fall day…

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OK, technically it’s not quite fall, but give me this one: Chicken soup when you have the sniffles, chicken soup when the leaves start to fall, chicken soup to cure what ails ya — and make your house smell great in the process. While this is a faster soup you don’t need to simmer all afternoon, you still get that deep chicken flavor when you brown your chicken in the same pot you use to cook your soup.

Note that gluten free pasta is really thirsty stuff, so you don’t want to use more than about 6 oz uncooked because it will soak up all your broth and leave you with a pot full of chicken-flavored noodles. A more robust shape like rotini will hold up better, too. Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup will be best the first day, and serves four to six people — Mr. 7 alone ate two and a half bowls tonight!

Easy print version

One Pot Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup
 
Author:
Recipe type: dinner
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs chicken legs and/or thighs (I used leg quarters)
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 6 oz gluten free rotini
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 4 tsp fresh thyme (or 1.5 tsp dried)
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
Instructions
  1. Trim your chicken pieces, sprinkle with sea salt, then brown skin side down in olive oil over medium high heat for six minutes.
  2. Flip over and add celery, onions, carrots, garlic.
  3. Add 8 cups of water, then add bay leaves, parsley, turmeric, thyme, and pepper (to taste), and stir.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken pieces with tongs and shred, discarding bones and skin.
  6. Taste soup and add salt to taste, then add chicken meat back in.
  7. Bring to a boil, add noodles, and cook another 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are done but not mushy.
  8. Turn off heat and serve.

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Copycat Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza Lunchables

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, weekly recipes from scratch around grocery store matchups. This week we’re kind of stretching the definition of “from scratch,” but I thought it would be fun to show you how I’ve been making Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza Lunchables for Junior High Guy — plus, there are some nice sales this week to help you put together a budget version of these homemade Lunchables for your own crew.

* Not dairy free? Just throw in a little container of shredded mozzarella, too. Or if your dairy free kid, unlike mine, is a fan of cheese alternatives, add a container of shredded Daiya or other nondairy cheese.

So what sale products am I using this week?

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  1. Rubbermaid Lunch Blox. (These are pretty awesome, but you could also use a Bento box, or any little containers you  have handy.) Rubbermaid is 25% off at Jewel right now with a $1.50/1 coupon in the 7/27 SS2, or the Lunch Blox sandwich kit shown here is currently $7.99 on Amazon.
  2. Pasta sauce. I used Lazy Cherry Tomato Marinara Sauce (the spicier version at the end), but Barilla sauce is currently on price cut for $1.69 at some Targets, with a $.75/1 coupon in the 9/7 SS2 or printable here + $.50 back on Ibotta for a net cost of $.44. (I have two jars in my pantry right now, both labeled gluten free.) Normal price, $1.99, if it’s not on price cut at yours.
  3. Pepperoni. I used Hormel original, which is labeled gluten free. The minis would be more authentically “Lunchable,” but my Target didn’t carry that kind. Hormel pepperoni is everyday priced $2.99 at Target, and there’s a $.55/1 coupon here.
  4. Bob’s Red Mill gluten free pizza crust. This is often a subscribe & save deal on Amazon (where it was about $2.20 a bag when I bought it a long time ago), but not today. It is currently $3.09 a bag at Vitacost (free shipping at $49), or use the $1.50/1 printable here to pick it up in store.
  5. Grapes. Get two pounds for $1.78 at ALDI this week, or substitute your own fruit of choice.

A bag of pepperoni, one bag pizza crust mix, and a jar of pasta sauce would make you at least six Copycat Lunchables, so that makes these about a buck each if you buy the sale items with coupons above, plus the cost of fruit and a juice box or other drink. (I added a Minute Maid juice box from when they were $1.39 a ten pack at Target after coupon + Cartwheel, but that deal is now over.)

Copycat Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza Lunchables

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Ingredients

Pepperoni (and/or other toppings of choice)
Pasta sauce
Cooked pizza crust
Fruit of choice
Drink of choice
Cheese alternative (optional)

Directions

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If you’re using Bob’s Red Mill gluten free pizza crust mix as I am here, bake to package directions with the following changes: Spread each ball of dough into a rectangle on a greased cookie sheet rather than a round pizza pan. I added some Italian seasoning on top of mine (optional) and baked at 425 degrees for 9 minutes, flipped pans around, then baked another 10 until browned on the edges and cooked through.

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I sliced each crust into ninths with poultry shears to fit the Lunch Blox, then used three slices for the Copycat Pizza Lunchable and saved the rest in the fridge for another day.

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I then used my handy-dandy poultry shears to snip the pepperoni into quarters (skip if using minis). Now, just assemble!

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Fill your Lunch Blox containers with sauce, pepperoni, crust, and fruit, and boom: Handy Copycat Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza Lunchable, done and ready to go! Just add a drink to the lunch bag, and probably a napkin for the inevitable sauce spill.

Just as easy as making a sandwich

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… and a lot more fun, especially if your kid with food allergies has been pining for a Lunchable of their own. Enjoy!

Easy print version

Copycat Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza Lunchables
 
Author:
Recipe type: lunch
Ingredients
  • Pepperoni (and/or other toppings of choice)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cooked pizza crust
  • Fruit of choice
  • Drink of choice
  • Cheese alternative (optional)
Instructions
  1. If you're using Bob's Red Mill gluten free pizza crust mix as I am here, bake to package directions with the following changes:
  2. Spread each ball of dough into a rectangle on a greased cookie sheet rather than a round pizza pan.
  3. I added some Italian seasoning on top of mine (optional) and baked at 425 degrees for 9 minutes, flipped pans around, then baked another 10 until browned on the edges and cooked through.
  4. I sliced each crust into ninths with poultry shears to fit the Lunch Blox, then used three slices for the Copycat Pizza Lunchable and saved the rest in the fridge for another day.
  5. I then used my handy-dandy poultry shears to snip the pepperoni into quarters (skip if using minis). Now, just assemble!
  6. Fill your Lunch Blox containers with sauce, pepperoni, crust, and fruit, and boom: Handy Copycat Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza Lunchable, done and ready to go!
  7. Just add a drink to the lunch bag, and probably a napkin for the inevitable sauce spill.

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