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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


  • 1 pound skinless chicken breast
  • ½ c celery, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
  • ¼ cup roasted pecans, chopped


  1. Place chicken breast in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer about twenty minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 °Fahrenheit. Set chicken aside to cool.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Roast pecans about 5 minutes. Watch closely to keep from scorching. Set pecans aside to cool.
  3. Chop chicken into bite sized pieces. Place chicken in a medium size bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
  5. Serve on a bed of lettuce.
Total time: 40 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 4 - ½ cup servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 152
Total Fat 17 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 334 mg
Carbohydrate 3.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 27 g
Exchange 4 lean meat, 3 fat
Carbohydrate Units 0

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