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, February 8, 2017

CARIBBEAN CHICKEN BREASTS

Sauce:
1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
2 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp Splenda Granular
2 tbsp low-sugar peach jam
1 tbsp lite soy sauce
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp ginger
3 to 4 drops Tabasco sauce

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl; set aside.

4 (approximately 1 1/2 lb total) boneless skinless chicken breasts

Pound chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper to a thickness of 1/4-inch; place in a shallow bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Heat broiler or grill.

Remove chicken from the sauce and pour the sauce into a small saucepan. Place sauce over medium heat and bring to a boil; turn down the heat and simmer.

Broil or grill the chicken approximately 5 minutes per side or until cooked through and juices run clear.

Spoon sauce over chicken to serve.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 240 calories, 8 g carbs, 31 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 carbohydrate