SEARED CHICKEN WITH GRAPES AND ARTICHOKES

March 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a SEARED CHICKEN WITH GRAPES AND ARTICHOKES to pas along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts, Seasonings, Leeks, Artichoke Hearts, Low Sodium Chicken Stock, California Grapes and more! The Dish is 320 calories and 18 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SEARED CHICKEN WITH GRAPES AND ARTICHOKES
Grapes are a smart choice to keep on hand for healthy snacking and eating, and the vibrant colors and flavors bring extra life to a basic protein – such as chicken.

For a unique twist on a main dish, dressing up chicken with an addition like fresh grapes is as elegant as it is delicious. This Seared Chicken with Grapes and Artichokes is a great example.

Recipe Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each), butterflied lengthwise into 4 cutlets
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 leek, white part only, halved and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1-1/2 cups quartered artichoke hearts, frozen, canned or jarred
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons butter
3/4 cup green California grapes
3/4 cup red California grapes
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

1 – Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste.
2 – In saute pan over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken breasts and sear 3-4 minutes per side. Remove chicken and set aside.
3 – Add remaining olive oil to pan, along with garlic, leek and pinch of salt; cook on medium heat 2-3 minutes to soften leek.
4 – Stir in oregano, artichokes, wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Simmer 2-3 minutes then add chicken back to pan, basting each breast with sauce.
5 – Add grapes and simmer 3-5 minutes, or until grapes are just soft and chicken is cooked through.
6 – Stir in fresh parsley and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 320
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 390 milligrams
Cholesterol: 70 milligrams
Protein: 26 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/seared-chicken-with-grapes-and-artichokes

Avocado Summer Soup

June 30, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Soups | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along another Diabetic Friendly Recipe, Avocado Summer Soup. Beat the heat with Chilled Soup! It’s made using Onion, Clove, Canola Oil, Haas Avocados, Lime Juice, Sherry, Low Sodium Chicken Stock, Hot Pepper Sauce, Cilantro, Low Fat Milk, and Kosher Salt. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Avocado Summer Soup
Get a hearty dose of healthful monounsaturated fats in this fragrant and beautifully colored low-carb avocado soup. Chilled and refreshing, it’s perfect for eating al fresco on a hot summer night!

Ingredients
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 large ripe Haas avocados
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoon sherry
1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium chicken stock (or 1 1/2 cups homemade chicken broth)
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups low-fat milk
Dash kosher salt

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe

1 – Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until soft and fragrant. Set aside.

2 – Peel and chop the avocado. Purée in a blender or food processor with the onion and garlic mixture, the lime juice, and the sherry.

3 – Add chicken broth and hot sauce. Process until blended. Pour into a large serving bowl and add the chopped cilantro and milk. (Use more or less to achieve desired consistency.)

4 – Add salt to taste and chill for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

5 – Garnish with more chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 125 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 50 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/avocado-summer-soup/

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