In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
This recipe comes to us from Melonie Katz.
Note that this recipe calls for 2 sheets of Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry, so you will need a gluten-free alternative for this, or just skip the step for this.
8 Chicken Breasts
6 ounces Wild Rice, Cooked (or a gluten-free risotto such as one made by Lundberg Farms)
1 jar (10 ounce size) red currant jelly
¼ cup grated orange peel
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
3 tablespoons port wine
¼ cup lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Season chicken with salt & pepper. Cook wild rice or risotto according to directions. Stir in orange peel.
If using a gluten-free pastry sheet alternative, roll out each puff pastry piece & place a chicken breast on each puff pastry quarter. Spoon about ¼ cup. rice on top. Fold pastry over chicken and tuck ends in.
Spray jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place seam side down on a jelly roll pan. Beat 2 egg yolks with a little water. Brush onto the dough. Bake for 50 minutes. If you did skip the pastry step, you can secure the chicken with toothpicks while baking. Heat jelly, mustard, wine and lemon juice in a saucepan. Serve this sauce on the side with chicken.
If you did use a gluten-free pastry puff, you can roll out some extra and use small cookie cutter shapes to make a decoration to place on top of each one. Small leaves always work well.