Lara's Recipe of the Month:
Fire up the grill and try this low-sodium chicken this month. Although low in sodium it is packed full of flavor from the garlic, basil and balsamic vinegar.
Marinated Grilled Chicken
Makes 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons fresh basil, coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1. Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.
2. In a large bowl, whisk oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, basil and garlic together. Add chicken breasts and coat well. Marinate in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.
3. Grill chicken breasts over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
Per serving: 174 calories, 5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 68mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 5g total carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 25g protein
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NOTE: The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.
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