WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

FETA CHEESE BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves*
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
1 pkg (4-oz) Crumbled Feta Cheese with Tomato & Basil
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange the chicken breasts in a 9 X  13-inch baking dish or pan.  Drizzle half the lemon juice over the chicken.  Sprinkle with the salt and pepper then top with the cheese.  Drizzle the remaining half of the lemon juice over all.

Bake chicken at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Sprinkle the bell pepper and parsley over chicken before serving.

*If you prefer dark meat, substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs and increase the baking time by approximately 5 to 8 minutes.