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  California chicken with sun-dried tomato rice
This recipe is modified from one in an allergy cookbook. It's supposed to use chinese 5-spice seasoning, but I opted for a different flavor. The rice was a last minute addition to the meal, and taken directly from the same allergy cookbook. The chicken flavor was a bit strong for the kids, and the rice a bit bland (I left the tomatoes out for them), but the adults enjoyed everything.

California chicken:

1 package (1 lb +) chicken breasts, sliced into strips
1 cup toasted wheat germ (says "toasted" on the label)
8 t lemon-pepper seasoning
2/3 C undiluted orange juice concentrate

Line baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-dairy cooking spray

Mix half of the lemon-pepper seasoning in a bowl with the OJ concentrate. Mix the other half in a second bowl with the wheat germ.

Coat the chicken strips in the liquid, then the wheat germ mix and arrange on the cooking pan. Bake at 400 deg. F for about 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked.


Sun-dried tomato rice:

2 C water
1 T dairy-free margarine
1 C long-grain rice
1/3 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil, drained)
1 t minced garlic
1/2 t lemon-pepper
1/8 t ground cloves
salt to taste

Boil water and margarine. Put in remaining ingredients, except tomatoes. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes (until rice is cooked). Add tomatoes and fluff.
 
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