Diabetes is on the rise in the USA, chances are good that you know someone with diabetes. Food is a major concern for those with prediabetes and those with diabetes. I was happy to receive The Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook to facilitate this post.
Parmesan Chicken Strips Recipe
Excerpted from The Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook by Johanna Burkhard & Barbara Allan © 2013 www.robertrose.ca May not be reprinted without publisher permission.
Parmesan Chicken Strips Recipe
When you come home from a day at work, it’s a big help to have these tasty chicken strips stashed away in your freezer. Round out the meal with brown rice and a steamed vegetable, such as broccoli, for a dinner that’s on the table in 30 minutes.
This Parmesan Chicken Strips Recipe is found on page 274 of The Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook. Makes 5 servings
Parmesan Chicken Strips Recipe Ingredients
- 16 whole wheat soda crackers, broken into pieces
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 large egg
- 1 clove garlic, minced
Parmesan Chicken Strips Recipe Instructions
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)
- Combine crackers, Parmesan, basil, marjoram, paprika and pepper in food processor. Process to make fine crumbs. Transfer to a shallow bowl.
- Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make 2 thin pieces. Cut each piece diagonally into 5 strips.
- In a bowl, beat egg and garlic. Add chicken strips. Using a fork, dip chicken strips, a few at a time, in crumb mixture until lightly coated. Arrange on rack set on baking sheet, spacing strips 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart. Discard any excess egg and crumbs.
- Bake in preheated oven for 14 to 18 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.
Tip: If making batches of chicken strips to freeze, use fresh (not defrosted) chicken breasts. Prepare recipe through step 3, placing unbaked strips on a rack set on baking sheet. Freeze until firm, then transfer to a storage container. Can be frozen for up to 1 month. There’s no need to defrost them before baking; simply increase the baking time to 19 to 25 minutes.
Nutrition info per 4 chicken strips
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 25 g
Fat 6 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 96 mg
Sodium 223 mg
Food Choices 3 Meat & Alternatives / 1 Extra
Nutrition Tip: Supermarkets display a wide assortment of tempting crumb-coated frozen chicken and fish products. While they may be time-saving, the majority of these products are loaded with fat and sodium. Processed foods are also often exposed to high temperatures in processing, and may contain AGEs.
Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook
The Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook is full of strategies for preventing and managing diabetes with a 10-step program. You may know that the best defense to diabetes is a nutritious diet, exercise and stress management. The Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook offers 150 recipes that help you manage blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It is full of healthy and delicious recipes that are good for everyone.
I was excited to have the cookbook on hand for family members and friends that may visit for dinner. Since I am not an expert on diabetes, I would have no idea what to prepare. Having the Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook on hand will help me prepare a healthy and enjoyable meal for friends and family with diabetes. That is one less stress for my guest and for myself when inviting them over for dinner. Offering delicious food like the above Parmesan Chicken Strips Recipe is a recipe that everyone can enjoy together.
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