5 medium-size red potatoes
2 medium-size yellow bell peppers
3 cloves garlic
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lb chicken strips
5 tbsp canola oil, divided
1 lb fresh mushrooms
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 to 3/4 pkg (10-oz) fresh spinach
Scrub and quarter potatoes; place in saucepan and cover with water. Bring potatoes to a boil and cook about 10 minutes or so until tender; drain in a colander.
Cut the bell peppers into strips; cut garlic cloves in half.
In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the canola oil. Add the pepper strips and cook until lightly browned and tender; remove peppers from the skillet. Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet and add the mushrooms; cook until lightly browned and liquid evaporates. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet. Add last two tablespoons of oil and the chicken, garlic and salt. Cook over medium-high heat until the chicken is browned on all sides. Place a lid on skillet, reduce the heat and cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
In a small bowl combine the Splenda, vinegar, and soy sauce; set aside.
When the chicken is cooked through, return to the higher heat. Stir in the potatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and the vinegar mixture. Add spinach, a little at a time, and cook until the spinach leaves wilt.
Yield: 4 servings
NOTE: I have not made this recipe and don't plan to. It was given to me to post and since so many of you love chicken, I wanted to share it with you. I do not touch chicken and I am the only diabetic in my family so there is no reason why I would make it. My husband loves chicken but not spinach so it is a no-go at our house. Just letting you know if you have questions about this recipe or want a picture, I can't help you out here.
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. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.