1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs skinned and boned chicken thighs
vegetable cooking spray
1 small onion, diced
1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 cup sweet-and-sour low-sugar dressing (recipe below)
1 cup low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
2 green onions, chopped
Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over the chicken. Brown the chicken in a Dutch oven that has been coated with the cooking spray. Brown on medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken from the Dutch oven and set aside.
Respray the Dutch oven if necessary and add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; saute 5 minutes. Add the rice and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until rice turns opaque. Stir in the sweet-and-sour dressing and the chicken broth. Add the chicken back into the Dutch oven.
Place cover on the Dutch oven and reduce the heat; simmer 45 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Chicken should be cooked through.
Sprinkle the green onions over all before serving.
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.