Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Indian broiled chicken

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Marinating time: at least 6 hours. Cooking time: 10–15 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain, nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced or grated gingerroot
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 split breasts)

Directions

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken. Place the chicken pieces in a flat dish and cover evenly with yogurt marinade. Refrigerate the chicken for at least 6 hours and up to one day. Preheat the oven broiler. Spray a broiler rack with nonstick cooking spray. Place coated chicken pieces on the broiler rack, broiling 10–15 minutes per side until juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Yield: 8 servings. Serving size: 1/8 recipe (1/2 chicken breast).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 159, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 79 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 4 very lean meat.


This recipe was developed by Angie Sharp, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.