What is a grilled chicken recipe for people with diabetes?

Chicken is infused with citrus and ginger flavors in this tantalizing recipe. This very low carb meal is ideal for people with diabetes.

Grilled Lime and Ginger Chicken


8 chicken thighs
2 tsp lime peel zest
4 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp fresh ginger root, minced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp light honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cayenne (red pepper)
4 tbsp olive oil
cooking spray


1. Wash chicken under cool water and trim any excess fat. Pat dry.
2. In small bowl, combine lime zest and juice, oil, ginger root, cilantro, honey, salt, and pepper.
3. Place chicken in resealable plastic bag and add lime mixture. Seal bag and turn to coat.
4. Chill for 2 to 6 hours.
5. Preheat grill to medium-heat or preheat broiler. Spray grill or broiler pan with cooking spray.
6. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade.
7. Grill or broil chicken (if broiling, place close to heat source), turning just once, 15 to 20 minutes, or until juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Makes 8 servings

Calories 308
Total Carbs 2.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 1.5 g
Total Fat 24.1 g
Saturated Fat 5.9 g
Unsaturated Fat 18.2 g
Potassium 236.5 mg
Protein 19.7 g
Sodium 232.2 mg

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is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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