Diabetes recipes are not restrictive. For the most part you merely have to cook and serve healthy nutritious foods on a daily basis. Your shopping should include lean meats, fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, poultry and low-fat dairy products. You do not have to purchase special foods for diabetes recipes.

Try this simple diabetes recipe recommended by the Canadian Diabetes Association the next time you entertain.

Diabetes Recipe for Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken

Makes 4 Servings
Preheat oven to 350◦ F (180◦ C)

Ingredients:

Baking sheet, sprayed with vegetable spray
4 chicken leg quarters (about 1 lb/500 g)
½ cup corn flakes cereal crumbs 125 mL
2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese 25 ml
2 tsp garlic powder 10 mL
2 tsp chili powder 10 mL
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 mL
¼ cup 1% milk 50 mL

Tip: Removing the skin from chicken cuts the fat by more than half.

Instructions:

1. Rinse chicken and remove all skin and visible fat. Pat dry. Cut apart at the joint into thighs and drumsticks.
2. In a large plastic bag, combine corn flakes crumbs, Parmesan, garlic powder, chili powder and pepper.
3. Pour milk into a shallow dish.
4. Dip chicken pieces in milk, then add them, one at a time, to the plastic bag. Shake to coat with crumbs. Place on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with any remaining crumbs. Discard any excess milk.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with fork.

Dietician’s Message: The carbohydrate count in this recipe is minimal compared to the appetite satisfaction. Team with potatoes and vegetables.

Eating right is important if you want to control diabetes. Diabetes recipes are high in nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in terms of carbohydrates and calories. Diabetes recipes don’t have to be exotic or difficult. Trust your common sense and use sound nutritional practices and this will help you manage your diabetes. Please send us your favourite diabetes recipe and we may publish it for others to enjoy.

One Comment

  1. A little off topic but I could you write a piece of high-protein bars. Ideal for getting in nutrition instead of getting a stomach full of carbs.

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