Quick and easy gluten-free baked chicken with salad


The other day I had a recipe pulled out and all ready to cook. Then, I had a fussy toddler and a fussy baby and I knew that planned dinner wasn’t going to happen. But we still had to eat.

I saw the naturally gluten free, non-gmo and all natural spice blends, EVOO, aged balsamic vinegar that I was sent to try from Home Appetit sitting on my counter and my wheels started turning. Since all of the spice blends from Home Appetit are naturally gluten free, I didn’t have to worry about being able to eat it. Going into changing my diet for breastfeeding, I had no idea that gluten was hidden in so many places; for example spices and even soy sauce!

Home Appetit naturally gluten free, nongmo and all natural spice blends, EVOO, aged balsamics

I had my a-ha dinner moment, asked the girls if they wanted to help and dinner was in the oven in minutes.

Home Appetit naturally gluten free, nongmo and all natural spice blends, EVOO, aged balsamics

The spice blends? Smell absolutely amazing. And I honestly didn’t care what I put them on, I just knew I wanted them with dinner.

First, I brushed the chicken breasts with a little of the estate-grown extra virgin olive oil. I poured some of the Mediterranean Rosemary & Citrus Spice Blend into my hand.

Home Appetit naturally gluten free, nongmo and all natural spice blends, EVOO, aged balsamics

Then I asked my 5 year old to come help sprinkle some right onto the chicken.  Thankfully, she was in a super helpful mood. That chicken got popped into a 350-degree preheated oven and cooked for about 25 minutes.

Home Appetit naturally gluten free, nongmo and all natural spice blends, EVOO, aged balsamics

While we were waiting, we chopped up some lettuce and gave it a spin. Nobody likes wet lettuce and wet lettuce and oil don’t mix! I whisked together 2 tablespoons of EVOO and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.

Home Appetit naturally gluten free, nongmo and all natural spice blends, EVOO, aged balsamics

That was poured over our recently dried lettuce and lightly tossed. I also served it with guacamole because the girls really like it and asked for it and because I love how they say guacamole.

Home Appetit naturally gluten free, nongmo and all natural spice blends, EVOO, aged balsamics

I found that I had a little extra dressing left over in the bowl. Because the salad was so good, I saved the dressing in a little container. The next day, I cleaned and dried some more lettuce and put it into that container, put the lid on it and gave it a shake. It was a super easy way to eat a healthy salad with great flavor and I probably used a teaspoon of dressing total!

Check out all of the yummy spice blends as well as EVOO and balsamics at Home Appetit. You can find additional digital information on their youtube channel and their blog

*I received samples from Home Appetit to facilitate my review. All thoughts are my own.

Quick and easy gluten-free baked chicken with salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Author: Krystyn


  • Chicken
  • Mediterranean Rosemary & Citrus Spice Blend from Home Appetit
  • EVOO
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Lettuce


  • Lightly brush chicken breast with EVOO
  • Generously sprinkle Mediterranean Rosemary & Citrus Spice Blend over chicken
  • Bake at 350 for ~25 minutes until cooked through
  • Mix equal parts EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar and whisk
  • Pour over clean + dry lettuce and toss


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  1. That looks delicious and I don’t need to be gluten free but I do try to steer my way to choosing gf foods when I can.. I am like you.. who knew .. I am surprised at how many places it is hidden also. Never would have thought.

  2. This looks delicious! We’re also gluten free, I will be looking for these spices!

  3. tee mccluskey says:

    I just sent your link to my friend who is Gluten free! I bet she will like this!

  4. Did I hear gluten-free? Yes please and thank you! I love an easy recipe- thank you for sharing!

  5. This looks delicious. I’ll have to check out Home Appetit line of spices, oils and vinegars. They have a great selection of flavors.

  6. The rosemary spice blend looks beautiful. I’m always out of rosemary because I use it all the time in my potato recipe! Thanks for sharing these!

  7. Looks great and refreshing for lunch on a hot summer day. I’ll be making this soon!

  8. That sounds so flavorful and yummy! I like how you made use of the rest of the dressing the next day too!

  9. That’s got me wanting some right now!! I love a good chicken recipe

    And yes. Gluten is hidden in so much 🙁

  10. Looks amazing and real easy to do,I like that it is gluten free also.

  11. This sounds like a light, refreshing dinner idea that is perfect for the summer. I love things like this, especially on nights when I don’t have a lot of time.

  12. What a great recipe for chicken. GF is a great way to eat just in case you have allergies.

  13. That was smart to use it again like that the next day. This does sound like a tasty recipe!

  14. I love simple recipes like this! Some nights, there just isn’t time for much prep!

  15. I am still trying to get a confirmed diagnoses, but I am pretty sure I will be 100% gluten free before its all said and done. I love how quick and easy this is, and no worries of symptoms later. Thanks!

  16. Chicken is our meat of choice at our house and this recipe looks scrumptious. It’s perfect for this time of year also!

  17. We are trying to eat healthier and I think this is a great recipe for us. I love the spices – they look awesome!

  18. I can’t think of anything I like more than well seasoned chicken and a yummy salad. This does look very easy!

  19. This looks and sounds SO GOOD! I love that it is gluten free, in addition to being scrumptious and easy to prepare.

  20. Yum! Hubs tried to avoid gluten since he has a sensitivity to it. Thanks for the recipe!

  21. I love making my own dressings with a little oil and vinaigrette! So tasty!

  22. Looks really easy to make and I am sure It was super delicious. Even better that it is gluten free

  23. That looks super fresh! I love the ingredients list and that it’s gluten free

  24. This looks amazing. We had a very similar chicken recipe over the holiday

  25. Great spices makes a dish! Home Appetit is a new company to me – checking them out.

  26. It is nice when our kids can help make family meals. It helps them to feel special and frown up.

  27. That sounds really great! Thanks for a wonderful GF recipe

  28. We’ve started using EVOO in tons of what we cook, it’s so much healthier than cooking in other oils. I’ve never heard of this brand, I’ll have to give them a look for.

  29. Looks really tasty! Why are you going gluten free because of breastfeeding? And I love that you let your munchkin help sprinkle!

    1. My youngest was super colicky. I had previously cut dairy and it made some improvements, but she was still having tummy issues. I cut the gluten and she was a different baby. I haven’t had her tested yet, but I suspect she has some intolerances (I’m lactose intolerant and have a bad tummy). The ped said we need to wait to do official testing.

  30. This looks really good! I love chicken on salad myself – it’s so light and refreshing, but filling!

  31. That looks great. Im sending this to my m-i-l, she has celiac disease and needs more GF options.

  32. I love how easy this sounds like it is to make! It sounds delish too!

  33. That looks like fantastic dinner. I love spice rubs because of how it can change up every day ingredients.

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