I consider myself a lazy cook. I'm always looking for that shorter cut, that quicker way, anything to help me avoid work but, at the same time, I want my efforts to count.
So I created more than 160 recipes that use only 4 ingredients, meet the American Diabetes Association's nutritional standards, and are jam-packed with flavor like these pan-fried chicken strips.
Place chicken in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup of the ranch dressing; toss until well coated. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow pan, such as a pie pan. Coat chicken pieces, one at a time with the breadcrumbs and set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and immediately reduce to medium-low heat, cook 12 minutes or until golden and no longer pink in center, gently turning occasionally.
Remove from skillet, sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Serve with remaining 1/2 cup ranch for dipping.
Calories from Fat 140
Total Fat 16.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 390 mg
Potassium 485 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Phosphorus 310 mg
Nationally recognized cookbook author Nancy S. Hughes specializes in traditional and healthy recipes for families and those on restricted diets. She has written 18 cookbooks, developed recipes for 58 additional cookbooks and has more than 7,500 published recipes to her credit. Nancy has worked with major corporations, health-focused organizations and magazines across the U.S. and Canada, including: the American Heart Association, Cooking Light, Better Homes and Gardens, Betty Crocker, Del Monte Food, the Canola Council, the National Processed Raspberry Council, the Rice Federation, eMeals, and Nestlé.
Author: Nancy S. Hughes
Publisher: American Diabetes Association, Second Edition
Penned: Nov. 15, 2016
What's Inside: More than 160 recipes for creating healthy meals from a few basic ingredients. This time-saving collection includes nutrition-packed ideas for breakfast (think Busy Day Breakfast Burrito), dinner (gotta try Sriracha Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes), dessert (like Oatmeal Cookie Apple Bowls) and everything in between. There's even a chapter devoted to vegetarian dishes (such as Open-Faced Grilled Pepper Goat Cheese Sandwiches) as well as more than 200 tricks, tips and shortcuts for every meal of the day.
What's more, each recipe includes the American Diabetes Associations' approved meal exchanges and detailed nutrition information. Although perfect for anyone with diabetes, this wholesome guide will also appeal to anyone who'd like to eat healthier without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
Time Out: 220 pages
On the Shelf: $18.95 paperback. Available where books are sold.
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