Diabetic Dish of the Week – Greek Lemon Chicken

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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Greek Lemon Chicken. Made using Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts. With Seasonings of; Lemon Juice, Lemon Peel, Dried Oregano, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper. Rice or Orzo would go great with this Chicken! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Greek Lemon Chicken
The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well known, from helping with weight loss to improving heart health to enhancing cognitive function. Interested in trying it out for yourself? This low-carb and flavorful chicken dish is an authentic taste of Greece.
Yield: 4 servings.
Serving size: 1 breast.

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1/4 pound)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)
Baby spinach leaves (optional)

Directions
1 – Place chicken in large resealable food storage bag. Add lemon juice, olive oil, lemon peel, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Seal bag. Shake to coat chicken. Marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.

2 – Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Add chicken to skillet; cook 3 minutes. Turn chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 7 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

3 – Remove from heat. Serve with lemon wedges and spinach leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 132 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 66 mg, Sodium: 74 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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