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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CRISPY OVEN FRIED PAPRIKA CHICKEN & GRAVY

1 frying chicken, cut up
1 cup low-fat biscuit baking mix
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp paprika
1 stick butter*

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place butter in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and set into oven until melted.

In a paper bag combine the baking mix, salt, pepper, and paprika; shake 3 pieces or so of chicken in bag at a time; coat thoroughly. 

Place the chicken, skin side down in a single layer in the hot butter in the pan.  Place in oven at bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees.  Turn chicken to the other side and bake another 15 minutes or until browned and juices run clear.

*Replace half the butter with olive or coconut oil for a healthier dish.
Gravy:
Pan drippings
2 tbsp of the leftover biscuit mixture in the bag
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk

Add the biscuit mixture to the drippings and bring to a boil, while stirring.  Add the milk and boil for another minute or so until thickened.  Stir gravy constantly while cooking.

Note: Be careful not to eat too much gravy!  If you have serious trouble controlling your blood sugar, omit the gravy.