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, June 28, 2017

WALNUT STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS

12 boneless skinless chicken breast fillets
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup fresh whole-grain bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
6 tbsp butter
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup white cooking wine
1 cup water
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.  Pound between two sheets of waxed paper until 1/4-inch thick.

In a bowl combine the cheese, walnuts, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper; mix together well.

Spoon the walnut mixture onto the chicken breasts, spreading to within a 1/2-inch of the edges.  Roll each up jelly roll style from the narrow ends.  Secure with toothpicks.

In a shallow plate combine the all-purpose and whole-wheat flours.  Coat the chicken rolls completely with the flour mixture.  Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Brown the chicken rolls lightly then add the chicken broth, wine, and water.  Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.  Remove the chicken to a warm platter with elevated sides.  BE SURE TO REMOVE ALL TOOTHPICKS!

Increase heat under skillet to medium-low, add chopped parsley and cook until liquid is reduced to desired consistency.  Pour over the chicken to serve. 

Yield: 12 servings.
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