Diabetes and Celiac Disease (continued)

 

Below is a recipe for a great tasting gluten-free dish that is also diabetes friendly.

Celiac Disease

Greek Lemon Chicken and Rice

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast and ½ cup brown rice

3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or ¼ teaspoon dry)
4 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups cooked brown rice

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and oregano. Add chicken breasts to marinade and turn to coat. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

2. Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade and season well with salt and pepper. Reserve marinade. Cook chicken over high heat for approximately 5-7 minutes on each side. Add reserved marinade to pan and bring to a boil for 1 minute.

3. Serve chicken breasts over brown rice.

Nutritional Information: 268 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 68mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 24g total carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 28g protein

Copyright © American Diabetes Association from Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. To order this book, please call 1-800-232-6733 or order online at http://store.diabetes.org/.

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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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