Disclaimer: As a Chickapea Pasta Ambassador, I was provided compensation and given product. However, all thoughts and opinions are always completely my own.
As a celiac household, we are always on the lookout for great new gluten free products. Having an aunt that was diagnosed more than 25 years ago, I know we shouldn’t complain. The selection of products available has steadily grown over the last 10 years. However, many of the basics are still made from the same gluten free ingredients. Between our bread, crackers, and pasta, we consume a lot of rice flour. So variety and alternatives are always top of our radar.
Chickapea Pasta provides us that perfect alternative, with a gluten-free pasta made from organic chickpea and organic red lentil flour. This blend of only two ingredients is packed with protein and fiber and full of essential nutrients: complex carbs, thiamine, folate, niacin, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, zinc and antioxidants. It truly takes the everyday staple of pasta and turns it into a superfood. It is also has no added sugar and is made in a nut-free facility.
Gluten Free One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
I saw this particular recipe on Tasty by BuzzFeed a while back and have been itching to try it. Our household is unanimously in love with Mexican-style flavours, so I knew it would go over well.
3 Tbsp. oil
3 chicken breasts, sliced
3 bell peppers, red, green and orange sliced
1 onion, sliced
4 cups milk (use low fat to reduce calories)
3 cups Chickapea penne pasta
1 cup shredded cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
Grab a large pot and heat oil. Add chicken and cook through. Remove chicken and set aside in a bowl. Add the bell peppers and onion, and saute until soft. Add the chicken back to the pot with spices and stir until well mixed. Add the milk and Chickapea pasta, stirring constantly to prevent any pasta from sticking. Cook for only about 7 minutes – thanks to Chickapea’s super speedy cook time! – until pasta is cooked and the milk has reduced to a thick sauce that coats the pasta. Add the cheese and mix until melted. Then enjoy the creamy, cheesy goodness.
The dish turned out fantastic and as predicted, the kids devoured it and asked for more.
About Chickapea Pasta:
Chickapea Pasta was created by Shelby Taylor, a native of Collingwood, ON. She had set out to create a line of products that is truly healthy and easy for busy families. This idea was born out of her frustration in finding better food choices for her own son, but quickly grew after she talked to other families who expressed the same challenges. Shelby took her passion to Kickstarter, where she quickly met her goal with the help of community backers who shared her vision. After over a year of research and development, finding the right ingredients and testing the perfect blend, Chickapea was born.
Buy Organic, Gluten Free Chickapea Pasta:
Chickapea Pasta is already in large demand at health food stores all over Canada. Find a store near you to grab some and give it a try in your home. They will also be expanding in the US this fall through Amazon.com.
I had the pleasure of meeting Shelby at a conference last year and have had the opportunity to get to know her over the past several months. She is truly passionate about this vision and has so many other ideas to expand her offering of healthy products.
Ideally speaking, our family will be enjoying those new products soon enough!