Gluten Free Dinner Recipes: Marinated Chicken and Steak

Some of my favorite childhood memories involve the back deck, neighbors partying, and my mom manning the grill. My Super Mama has always been a super grill master and has collected some excellent recipes over the years.
 It is AMAZINGLY difficult to go to a BBQ these days if you are Gluten Free. I don’t know what is in the mostly bottled sauces, soy sauce is an ingredient in a lot of marinades, and I don’t know what’s been on the grill. It can be awkward to ask your host questions (unless they’re your bestie. In which case, they better have some gluten free things sorted out for you already!). Even if it’s awkward…do it anyway. In advance, if possible. Don’t be that person making demands at the last minute from your gluten eating host.

Some tips for attending a BBQ as a gluten free person:

  • Ask your host if it’s cool to bring your own items to grill. This allows you to control your ingredients, your prep surfaces, and your taste preferences. It is HARD to tell what’s been going on in someone else’s kitchen, and your host will more than likely be cool with it.
  • If you’re sharing a grill with gluten people, cover it with foil. Easy peasy.
  • Always offer to bring something. ALWAYS. You’ll feel great when people compliment your gluten free side dish or dessert or the killer wine you’ve picked out. They’ll be excited to try something new! Win win.
Here is a great gluten free dinner recipe to bring:

Chicken and Steak Sauce

1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 tbs. gluten free Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is gluten free)
2 tbs. lemon juice
1 tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1 small onion, minced
dash of garlic salt
3/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
Mix all ingredients, spread on meat while broiling after meat is half or 3/4 done cooking. Meat should be about 5 inches from broiler.

Guest post courtesy of Rosemary Pantaleo (and yes, she is my cousin!). You can read her blog at You Always Have a Project.


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  1. We are moving toward eating more gluten free in our home. I had no idea it could be do tasty.

  2. This chicken and steak marinade looks great! I love that it can be used for both meats and that it is gluten free! Great idea!

  3. Gluten free is not easy. We do mostly gluten free meals for my daughter.

  4. We have gluten free friends. This is great tips for us on the other side too, to consider the needs of our friends/family.

  5. That’s such a great idea to bring your own gf chicken and steak sauce, plus it’s something other guests might enjoy also.


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