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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN BREASTS

This is a recipe I saw on Luna recipes (they thanked kitchme) and tweeked to make it diabetic-friendly. If you follow my blogs you know I won't eat it but I know all you chicken-eaters out there will like it. (As will my family!)

2 tbsp olive oil
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dry whole-grain bread crumbs
2⁄3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp dried basil
1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning the chicken
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast, halves
lightly salt, to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a shallow dish, blend olive oil and garlic. In a separate shallow dish, mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, basil, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Season each chicken breast with salt and black pepper, dip it in the oil mixture, and then in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange coated chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.