3 Healthy and Delicious Chicken Recipes | Diabetes Health Page

3 Healthy and Delicious Chicken Recipes

By Gabriela | Recipes

3 Healthy and Delicious Chicken Recipes

Chicken is one of the most commonly consumed meats around the world. But, it is especially popular among athletes due to the protein it contains.

If we want to work out, it is a great idea to consume high-protein foods to achieve our fitness goals. Foods that contain plenty of protein can help lower size, build muscles, and maintain muscles.

However, those with high blood glucose have to pay attention to the way they prepare chicken. It is important what we use in each meal and to count the calories.

Chicken and Diabetes

If we have type 2, we need to eat food that contains healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates. Therefore, it is crucial to consume a healthy and well-balanced diet. Moreover, these particular chicken recipes can fit in every meal plan for this condition.

They are low in carbs, fat, and calories, but are exceptionally tasty. If wondering what should be in the next meal, try these recipes out.

Polynesian Chicken

For this meal, we will need around 65 minutes. It is a healthy dish we should definitely try. For it we will need the following:

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of sugar-free French Dressing or Russian dressing
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts (boneless)
  • a small envelope of onion soup mix
  • half a cup of apricot preserves (sugar-free)

Instructions

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, wash the chicken breasts and cut them into 2-inch pieces. Place the chicken breast pieces in a casserole dish and add the rest of the ingredients including the sauce.

Cover everything well and let it cook for about 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, remove the cover, stir the sauce and let it cook for another twenty minutes. To know when the meat is ready, check if it is savory and tender.

Note: If we like to avoid consuming too much sodium,  we can replace the fat-free French dressing with a sugar-free dressing or use our own homemade one.

Nutritional Facts

Here is what this meal contains in one serving.

  • Calories – 342
  • Carbohydrates – 15g
  • Fiber – 0g
  • Protein – 24g
  • Saturated Fat – 5g
  • Sodium – 466mg
  • Sugars – 8g
  • Total Fat – 20g

Lemon Baked Chicken

This is an extremely tasty meal we can try for any occasion. For it we will need the following:

Ingredients
  • four skinless chicken breasts (boneless)
  • four lemons
  • two tablespoons of butter
  • half a cup of flour
  • half a teaspoon of pepper
  • a teaspoon of salt
Instructions

Start by squeezing the lemon to get the lemon juice. Next, marinate the chicken in the juice and store it in a fridge for one hour or more before cooking. Now, heat the oven to 350 F and smudge butter in the pan.

Let it melt. Next, roll the chicken in the salted flour mix (with pepper and salt) and roast it in the pan. Drizzle some more butter on the chicken so it won’t burn. Lastly, wait for it to turn brownish for around 1 hour.

Nutritional Facts

Here is what this meal contains in one serving.

  • Calories – 534
  • Carbohydrate – 10g
  • Protein – 50g
  • Sodium – 695g

Savory Italian Grilled Chicken

This superb Italian dish contains no carbohydrates. So, make sure to give it a try. For it we will need the following:

Ingredients

  • six chicken breasts
  • three crushed garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaf
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • Three sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • one tablespoon of parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
Instructions

To prepare this meal, start the grill. Remove the skin from the chicken breasts and salt the meat to taste. Blend some olive oil, garlic, basil, butter, and parmesan cheese at low speed in an electric blender or a food processor until we get a smooth mixture.

Baste the chicken with the mixture with mixed spices and let it cook. While it is cooking add some basil sauce and rosemary branches to give the meal a smokier flavor. Repeat this around 2 to 3 times.

Grill the meat 10 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked evenly. Lastly, serve the meat and garnish it with some fresh basil. Serve it with some pasta or rice.

Nutritional Facts

Here is what this meal contains in one serving.

  • Calories-403
  • Cholesterol – 113mg 37%
  • Dietary Fiber – 0.1g 0%
  • Polyunsaturated Fat – 4.1g
  • Potassium – 336mg 9%
  • Protein – 30.8g 61%
  • Saturated Fat – 10.1g 50%
  • Sodium – 159mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate – 0.6g 0%
  • Total Fat – 30.3g 46%
  • Trans Fat – 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat – 14.2g