Gail Gaymer Martin's Lemon Chicken with Apple Salsa

Best-selling and award-winning author, Gail Gaymer Martin writes sweet and inspirational romance and romantic suspense. Having written many novels for Love Inspired and Barbour Publishing, she is now with Winged Publications. She has over 4 million books sold. Her books have received numerous national awards including: Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol for her romantic suspense, A Love for Safekeeping. Gail's novel The Christmas Kite, a Holt Medallion finalist, was optioned for a Hallmark television movie. She was awarded 2009 Heartsong Presents Author of the Year, and CBS local news listed Gail as one of the top four writers in the Detroit area. Gail is the author of Writer's Digest, Writing The Christian Romance. She is a founder of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a well-known keynote speaker. Her web site includes her books and also Gail's Kitchen for recipe fans, a blog on Writing Fiction where she provides articles on writing and getting published. Visit her website at

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Gail's Recipe for Lemon Chicken with Apple Salsa

3 8 ounce fully cooked and chicken breast
1/2 cup wild rice
1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup Granny smith apples, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro and/or parsley

1 juice from a freshly squeezed lime
1 juice from a freshly squeezed lemon
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon guar gum/or 2 teaspoons of corn starch added and stirred a little at a time
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoon olive oil

Pan-fried or grill chicken breast. (marinade with lemon and olive oil)
Cook wild rice and quinoa according to the packaging directions. (Approximately 45 minutes for the wild rice and 15 minutes for the quinoa). Layer wild rice, quinoa and chicken on a platter when fully cooked. Top with cranberries, apples, and pecans
Sprinkle chopped cilantro and/or parsley on top.

Place citrus vinaigrette ingredients into a microwave measuring cup, stir well. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until the mixture is thoroughly heated and becomes slightly thickened. Drizzle over chicken. Serve immediately.