Food for Spoonies: Gastroparesis version. Hit ‘n’ run traybaked Chicken*

In an effort to figure out what I can eat, I’ll be starting up some more Food for Spoonies posts; I’ll tag them as GP.

Some posts may be low FODMAP too, or can be modified to be low FODMAP – because it seems there is some cross over; but I am not specifically aiming for low FODMAP recipes. I’ll tag the ones that are as low FODMAP.

This first recipe is for Hit ‘n’ Run Traybaked Chicken, based on Jamie Oliver’s recipe. It seems as far as GP food goes, it is all about what works for you. I picked this recipe following some general guidelines about cooking any consumed vegetables until they are very soft – which may not work for everyone.

Hit ‘n’ Run Traybaked Chicken

  • 3 ripe roma tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion *leave out for low FODMAP
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 4 skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 bunch fresh time
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Cut roma tomatoes into quarters, cut the onion into large wedges, and cut the bell peppers into thick strips.
  3. Add veggies to a tray or baking dish with the chicken thighs. *Jamie Oliver suggests using skinless, boneless thighs; I haven’t found leaving the bone in makes a difference in flavor (though I don’t know about fat content) but it uses less spoons than trying to de-bone chicken thighs.
  4. Sprinkle thyme, paprika, salt and pepper over the tray. Add oil and balsamic. Toss everything to coat.
  5. Spread everything over the tray making sure the chicken isn’t covered by the vegetables. Roast for 1 hour, turning and basting a few times during cooking.

When it’s done, all the veggies are incredibly soft, and basically melt in your mouth. I imagine they would be very easy to puree and still have great flavor to go with the chicken. The whole thing might puree very well together and still give you a wallop of flavor.

*Edit: I recently picked up The Gastroparesis Cookbook. It seems onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers are all things that generally don’t work well for people with gp! They are all on the “Avoid” recommendation list. Now, this meal worked for me–given I ate small enough portions, but it might not work for others with gp. That said, it is still a great food for spoonies in that it’s very low spoon friendly to prepare!


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