Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Easy south-of-the-border grilled chicken

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (If watching sodium, look for reduced-sodium taco seasoning.)
  • 4 small skinless, boneless, chicken breasts


In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, lemon juice, and taco seasoning with a wire whisk. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Dip chicken breasts in sour cream mixture and coat evenly. Grill breasts for about 10 minutes on each side or until done. Serve. If a grill is not available, you can also sauté the chicken breasts on the stovetop in a skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium to medium-low heat.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 breast.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 201, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 74 mg, Sodium: 639 mg, Fiber: 0 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.