Bought to you by Diabetic Living and Eating Well. Even if you aren't a Diabetic, and you just want to keep those carb numbers down, here are some inventive and delicious recipes!
Open your mind and try one new recipe a week. You may discover that things you didn't like before, you like now!
Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken - Click here to see recipe
You don't have to the comfort of fried chicken -- just prepare it a little differently. Try this oven-baked alternative using a crispy combo of Parmesan cheese and dry bread crumbs. One serving has only 4 grams of carb.
Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches - Click here to see recipe
With a deli-roasted chicken, this focaccia sandwich is super simple to put together -- no cooking involved! To bring the carb count to a range that's just right for you, opt for a lower-carb bread to create this sandwich masterpiece.
Buffalo Chicken Salad (right up my alley!) - Click here for recipe
When you're craving the heat, take a bite of this spicy Buffalo chicken salad topped with creamy blue cheese crumbles -- without the worry of excess calories and fat.
Chicken Honey Nut Stir Fry - Click here for recipe
Citrus, ginger, and soy sauce are packed into this delicious stir-fry that's both easy and satisfying for a weeknight meal. Plus, it's loaded with plenty of protein to keep you feeling full longer!
Apricot Mustard Chicken Sandwiches - you could always skip the bun and have this on a salad! - Click here for recipe
For a quick lunch or dinner, stack up these sandwiches in 15 minutes or less by using leftover chicken from the slow-cooked Shredded Chicken Master Recipe. Didn't make the shredded chicken recipe? Shred a deli-roasted chicken to save time.
Shredded Chicken Recipe - Click here for recipe
Mexican Chicken Salad Stacks - Click here for recipe
Chili powder adds spice to these broiled chicken breasts while avocado and orange slices offer a refreshing flavor pairing for a protein- and vitamin-packed meal.
Chicken Macaroni and Cheese - Click here for recipe
Serve this childhood classic at your next dinner party. The spinach and tomatoes bring sophistication to this diabetes-friendly dish without compromising the cheesy taste.
Chicken Taco Pizzas - Click here for recipe
Pita bread makes for a lower-carb alternative to traditional pizza crust. Topped with chicken, reduced-fat cheese, and light sour cream, these easy pizzas will please the whole family.
Chicken and Mushroom Manicotti - Click here for recipe
Dish up generous portions of this classic Italian favorite without breaking your carb or calorie bank. Plump pasta rolls are full of lean chicken breast, reduced-fat cheese, and light spaghetti sauce. Not into spaghetti sauce? Try putting this on top of your manicotti instead >>>>>>>>
Salsa Chicken on a Stick - Click here for recipe
Spicy chicken skewers are perfect party appetizers that are low-carb yet exploding with taste. Or serve as a main dish with a side of grilled veggies.
Balsamic Dijon Chicken - Click here for recipe
Marinated in mustard, balsamic vinegar, and garlic, this oil- and sugar-free dish is sure to be a pleaser at any grill-out or family get-together.
Chicken and Slaw Tostadas - Click here for recipe
Shredded chicken and tangy slaw combine for tasty tostadas in this easy-to-follow recipe.
If you prefer to make a wrap sandwich, encase the tortillas in foil and bake them in a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes or until warm. Then wrap each tortilla around some of the slaw and chicken mixture.
Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo - Click here for recipe
Sun-dried tomatoes and Romano cheese pack a flavorful punch along with the tantalizing aroma of fresh marjoram in this rustic Italian-inspired dish. Serve with sautéed fresh spinach or steamed broccolini.
Lemon and Dill Chicken - Click here for recipe
Fresh lemon and dill create a quick Greek-inspired pan sauce for simple sautéed chicken breasts. Make it a meal: Serve with roasted broccoli and whole-wheat orzo.
Cream Cheese and Pesto-Stuffed Chicken - Click here for recipe
Cream cheese and pesto make a delectable filling for lean chicken breasts. Use this technique to experiment with other fillings as well, such as ham and cheese or goat cheese and chopped olives.
Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken - Click here for recipe
Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy with a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.
Creamy Mustard Chicken - Click here for recipe
In this healthy, creamy mustard chicken recipe, thin-sliced chicken breasts (sometimes labeled chicken cutlets) cook quickly and are delicious smothered in a velvety, light mustard sauce and garnished with fresh chopped sage. If you can't find chicken cutlets, cut boneless, skinless chicken breast into 4-ounce pieces and place between pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a meat mallet, rolling pin or heavy skillet until flattened to about ½ inch thick.
Turkish Chicken Thighs - Click here for recipe
The acidity of the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken and keep it moist. If you can't find hot paprika, substitute 2 teaspoons sweet paprika and ¼ teaspoon cayenne.
Quick Chicken Tikka Masala - Click here for recipe
One of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. and the U.K., chicken tikka masala usually involves several steps including marinating and grilling the chicken before simmering in a curried tomato cream sauce. We've simplified it to a one-skillet dish for two and lightened it by increasing the vegetables, omitting the butter and using less cream. Serve with brown basmati rice and, for dessert, dates.