Diabetic Recipes from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine - sugar free recipes,  diabetic desserts, diabetic meal plans and diabetes friendly menus.
Follow Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Twitter Like Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Facebook Pin Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Pinterest  Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Google+
Diabetic Recipe Search - find diabetic recipes from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine


Food and Dining
Print-Friendly Version

New Twist to Your Next Chicken Meal

New Twist to Your Next Chicken Meal. DiabeticGourmet.com

Add a new twist to your next chicken meal. This simple stuffing in a chicken breast not only tastes great, but helps maintain a nice moist quality to the meat as well.

Combining a bit of yogurt with the cheddar cheese gives the stuffing a smooth, creamy texture. The yogurt also ensures that the poultry remains moist solving the common problem of a "too dry" chicken breast. A little lemon juice and dash of hot sauce provide some zest.

Greek yogurt is very thick because the whey has been drained away. You can make your own by spooning plain yogurt into a cheese cloth lined colander and letting the yogurt drain for several hours in the refrigerator.

For a tasty, satisfying meal, add some colorful vegetable side dishes; for example, try pairing the chicken with steamed green beans with toasted almonds.

To round out the meal, roast sweet potatoes with a touch of olive oil for a naturally sweet side. With this meal, at least 2/3 of your plate contains plant-based foods and 1/3 or less contains animal-based foods. So for health, flavor and something a little unique put stuffed chicken breasts on your menu.

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Makes 4 servings.


  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, four thick pieces
  • 3/4 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. green onions, finely chopped, including the stems
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, 1/2 diced, 1/2 sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt (canola mayonnaise may be substituted)
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 7 x 11-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Carefully cut about a 1 inch wide slit into the thick end of each chicken breast. Insert knife to create a fairly deep pocket.
  3. Combine cheese, green onions, red pepper, yogurt, lemon juice and hot sauce in mixing bowl. Divide mixture into 4 portions and use a spoon to stuff breasts. Secure openings with wooden toothpicks inserted at an angle so meat lays flat. Place in prepared pan.
  4. Brush olive oil over top of chicken and sprinkle with parsley, then pepper and salt, if using.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Let stand about 5 minutes. Garnish with red pepper slices and serve.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
200 calories
6 g total fat
1.8 g saturated fat
2 g carbohydrate
32 g protein
Under 1 g dietary fiber
209 mg sodium

Page Options:

Print-Friendly Version Print-Friendly Version

Diabetic Recipe Archive

Newest Top Rated Most Downloaded
Main Categories
Appetizers | Breads | Breakfast/Brunch
Desserts | Main Courses | Salads
Sandwiches/Wraps | Soups | Stew
Side Dishes | Sauces/Condiments
Holidays/Occasions | Regional/Ethnic
Fruit | Grains | Meat | Nuts | Poultry
Pasta | Seafood | Sweeteners | Vegetables | Herbs/Spices | Grains

All Diabetic Recipe Categories

Popular Recipe Searches

Diabetic Desserts | Diabetic Cake
Muffins | Zucchini Bread | Chicken
Cheesecakes | Blueberry Muffins
Diabetic Meatloaf Recipe | Shrimp
Slow Cooker Recipes | Side Dishes
Key Lime Pie | Peanut Butter Cookies
Banana Bread | Diabetic Cookies
Meatballs | Baked Chicken | Pies

Sponsored Listing

Home : Food and Dining : New Twist to Your Next Chicken Meal
More Diabetes Information
More Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Information

Free Subscriptions

Stay informed, up-to-date, and well-prepared for a healthful and delicious diabetes lifestyle. Sign up below to receive amazing recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, important news, recalls and more.
Your Email Address:
Subscriptions to Choose From:
The Diabetic Newsletter
The Diabetic News
Daily Diabetic Recipe
Diabetic Gourmet Contest Alert
Enter the security code shown:

We do not share, rent, or sell our lists to anyone. Period. Read our terms and privacy policy.
Some of our Sponsors
Sponsored Listing

Copyright CAPCO Marketing. All Rights Reserved.