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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


1 tablespoon olive oil 
½ cup fat-free low sodium chicken broth  
2-4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs        
1 leek, halved, washed, sliced
1 pound baby carrots
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon cornstarch with water for thickening
½ cup lemon juice


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add chicken, turning often to brown.
  2. Add leek and lemon zest, cooking 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add lemon juice and broth, stirring to combine. Add carrots, making sure carrots are at least partially covered with liquid. Cover and cook 35 minutes.
  4. Uncover. While boiling add cornstarch water mixture. Stir while boiling until liquid begins to thicken.
Total time: 45 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 8 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 72
Total Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 118 mg
Sodium 196 mg
Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 29 g
Exchange 4 meat, 1 vegetable
Carbohydrate Units 0.5

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