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Best Chicken for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know

Best Chicken for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know

  By: Editors at DiabetesIQ  |  Published: October 09, 2021   
Published: October 09, 2021   

Best Chicken for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to KnowBest Chicken for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know
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Chicken can be found on every American dinner table. That’s not surprising since there are so many tasty chicken dishes that can be made quickly at home, without much hassle. Plus, chicken meat is overall healthier and more affordable than beef, pork or lamb, so having a chicken dinner seems to be a win-win for everyone.

For people with diabetes, chicken meat is also very beneficial because it is high on proteins, vitamins, minerals and low on fat. However, not all parts of chicken and not every chicken recipe is a perfect fit. For a perfect diabetes-friendly chicken meal, make sure to use mostly chicken breast and limit consumption of other parts such as drumsticks, thighs, and wings due to higher levels of fat and cholesterol. For the same reason, try to stay away from the skin – simply remove it before cooking or buy skinless chicken parts.

In regard to recipes, there are so many of them readily available for your enjoyment, but you have to be always cautious with the ingredients that you use. Many glazes, gravies, and sauces, although greatly enhance the flavor of the dish, add the unwanted amounts of fats and sugars. If you like breading, make sure to use low carb breadcrumbs instead of the regular ones to successfully control your blood glucose levels.

Here are some of our favorite diabetes-friendly chicken recipes:

Grilled Chicken Breast Wrap

Truly delicious diabetic-friendly grilled chicken wraps that can be cooked on either indoor or outdoor grill. A perfect dinner option for those who love Mexican food.

Chicken Paprikash

This is a recipe for a delightful and filling diabetic-friendly dish of traditional Hungarian cuisine featuring tender chicken in a rich and flavorful paprika sauce.

Chicken Breast with Mushrooms and Cheese

The tender chicken breast in this diabetic-friendly recipe has a melted cheese covering that along with sour cream and mushrooms enhance every bite of this delicious dish!

Chicken and Spinach Roll

This fast and easy to cook diabetic-friendly chicken dish is great for an impromptu weekend family dinner.

Cashew Chicken

This recipe gives you a diabetic-friendly restaurant-quality juicy chicken with roasted cashews that is better and healthies than take-out.

Chicken Breast with Pineapple and Onion

This diabetic-friendly pineapple chicken is full of flavor and juiciness.

Chicken Breast Burger

Chicken burger is a dish that can quickly satisfy your hunger. This diabetic-friendly sandwich can be prepared with a wide variety of fillings, so it never gets boring.

Chicken Cutlets with Cheese

These chicken cutlets turns out very tender and flavorful thanks to the cheese. You can enjoy this diabetic-friendly dish with any side or salad.

Chicken Breast in Milk Sauce

Chicken breast is one of the healthiest meats out there and the milk sauce makes this diabetic-friendly dish very tender and flavorful.

Chicken Terrine

The recipe is for diabetic-friendly chicken terrine that turns out aromatic, juicy and so tender, it resemble a soufflé.

Chicken Roll with Cheese and Tomatoes

This diabetic-friendly chicken roll is super tender, aromatic, flavorful and simply perfect for any special occasion!

Breaded Chicken Chops

Chicken breast coated in a crispy crust of whole wheat breadcrumbs and parmesan has a delicious combination of flavors. Try this diabetic-friendly dish and enjoy all the tenderness of this dish. – A great option for a lunch or dinner!

Chicken Breast in Sour Cream

This diabetic-friendly chicken breast is cooked very quickly and easily. Sour cream gives it juiciness and tenderness. You can add your favorite spices to give the dish exactly the taste you want.

Chicken Meatballs Baked in Onion Sauce

We highly recommend this delicious, diabetic-friendly recipe of chicken meatballs baked in onion sauce that gives the meatballs incredible flavor and juiciness.

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