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.

Monday, October 10, 2016

DOWN HOME CHICKEN 'N' BISCUITS CASSEROLE

Yes, even a diabetic can enjoy this old-fashion type chicken and biscuits casserole.

1 medium onion, chopped
2 tsp olive or coconut oil
1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp dried basil
1//2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 pkg (16-oz) frozen mixed vegetables
2 cup cubed cooked chicken
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Saute onion in the oil in a saucepan until tender. Stir in the flour, basil, thyme, and pepper until well blended. Gradually stir in the milk and Worcestershire sauce until mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil and boil 2 minutes. Stir in the vegetables, chicken, and cheese; reduce heat to low while you make the biscuits.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease an oblong 2 1/2-quart baking dish; set aside.

Biscuits:
3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp Splenda Granulated
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup fat-free milk
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced fresh parsley

Combine flours, Splenda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine milk, oil and parsley; stir into the flour mixture just until combined.

Transfer the hot chicken mixture to the prepared baking dish. Drop biscuit dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, making 8 biscuits, onto the hot chicken mixture.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until biscuits are lightly browned and chicken mixture is bubbly.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: Approximately 240 calories, 30 g carbs to 13 g protein.
Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch, 1 meat, 1/2 fat

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