Baby girl number 2 has been complaining of a tummy ache fairly consistently for over a year. Doctor visits and blood work haven’t shown anything. So, we are going to attempt to go gluten free for a couple of weeks to see if it helps her at all. Bread is all right, and pasta is all right, and really I don’t care for breads all that much when it comes to food. Breads are a way to eat yummy stuff like marinara sauce and pepperoni and pastrami and pesto. However, cutting bread out creates some functional problems with meal preparation. What do you eat your pizza toppings on without bread? How do you soak your life in awesome marinara with no pasta? I have mused on this a bit. On a whim I decided to try a thought that had bounced around for a while about avoiding gluten. For those who don’t know, tortilla chips are gluten free. Read the ingredient list. There, you see?
I have had an idea for a few months to make our favorite pizzas into nachos. If you have followed this blog much you know I take pizza making seriously. I usually make home made pizza at least once per week. This is a family tradition that the kids love and one that is threatened by going gluten free. Somehow I don’t think my kids will be compliant enough to try cauliflower pizza crust, so I decided to convert one of our favorite pizzas into a nacho platter. And it was totally awesome! Simple is as simple does with this one.
2 cooked chicken breasts
1/2 bag of tortilla chips
1 thinly sliced red onion
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
Gluten free BBQ sauce of your choosing.
To prepare, heat oven to 375 degrees. On a large baking sheet spread tortilla chips and cover with mozzarella cheese. Thinly slice chicken breast (or shred it in your Kitchen Aid…you haven’t tried that? Well, you are welcome!) and spread it evenly over the cheese. Top with sliced red onion, followed by Parmesan cheese. I then sprinkled mine with our favorite garlic bread sprinkle. Bake it all for 15-20 minutes. Pull from oven and drizzle liberally with bbq sauce. Eat.
I can’t wait to buy the toppings for a supreme pizza and try this with good pizza sauce drizzled over the top.