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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
½ tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ medium white onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice from 3 limes


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine salt and cinnamon. Rub mixture into chicken breasts.
  3. Place chicken on baking sheet and cook in the oven until juices run clear (Approximately 15-20 minutes).
  4. Remove chicken from oven let cool
  5. While chicken is cooling, mince onion and garlic. Sauté in frying pan.
  6. Tear cooled chicken into thin strips.
  7. Place chicken in pan with onion and garlic. Add lime juice.
  8. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until hot.
  9. Serve by itself or in corn tortillas.
Total time: 45 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 63
Total Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Sodium 648 mg
Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 28 g
Exchange 4 lean meat
Carbohydrate Units 0.5

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