Gluten Free Make Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake

Gluten-Free Make-Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake Recipe

This is a favorite to throw together because it really is so simple and it’s always a winner with the family. The pasta, chicken and vegetables all bake together in the pan, and it makes for a simple freezer meal that can be baked from frozen.

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Gluten Free Make Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake
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Make-Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 4 ounces gluten-free uncooked rotini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper divided
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1 cup milk or water, if dairy-free
  • cup sun-dried tomatoes oil drained and chopped
  • 4 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 2 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups Tuscan kale shredded (or spinach, chopped)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Italian blend or mozzarella work well; or dairy-free)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking pan. In the pan, combine pasta, flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, red pepper flakes, broth, milk, and sun-dried tomatoes. Gently stir until no flour clumps remain. Scatter mushrooms and chicken breast over mixture and season with remaining salt and pepper. Cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Gently stir mixture and return to oven, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Mixture will thicken as it cools.

To eat immediately:

  • Stir in kale (or spinach) and shredded cheese, and return to oven for 5 more minutes, until cheese is bubbly.

To prepare and freeze:

  • Cook as directed, then stir in the kale and cheese and allow mixture to cool completely before covering tightly with foil. Freeze up to 2-3 months.

To reheat from frozen:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook, covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Add ½ cup broth or water and stir. Cover and bake 10 minutes longer or until warm throughout. Uncover, stir again, and cook for 5 more minutes (you can top with additional cheese at this point).


Nutrition Facts
Make-Ahead Tuscan Chicken Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 832mg35%
Potassium 1143mg33%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 3730IU75%
Vitamin C 50.6mg61%
Calcium 282mg28%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten Free Tuscan Chicken Bake

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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