Alabama Chicken Cacciatore Meal Suitable For Diabetics

Try this Alabama Chicken Cacciatore meal and win over your family to this healthful, tasty dish. This recipe is a quick, easy, and economical menu choice. Add Western Broccoli Salad to add some crunch to the meal. Finish this tasty meal with a Banana Split Cake that even the diabetics can enjoy!


1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large can Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 cup fresh, sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
sprinkle of red pepper flakes
5 servings hot cooked brown rice

In a large skillet, melt butter. Add chicken to skillet and cook until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet and chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

Add onion, celery, bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic to skillet. Saute vegetables until crisp tender. Return to chicken to skillet and add the tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Serve over rice.


4 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 med tomato, chopped
1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
3/4 cup ranch salad dressing

Steam broccoli until crisp tender. Drain well. In serving bowl, toss the broccoli, tomato, beans, onion, and cheese together. Drizzle dressing over top and toss again to coat. Cover and keep refrigerated until serving time.

Note: Kidney beans should be an important part of a diabetics diet.


Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Filling: 3 small pkgs sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
3 cans fat-free evaporated milk

Topping: 2 medium bananas, sliced
1 large can crushed pineapple in its own juice
1 carton sugar-free whipped toppingH
3 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans
3 tbsp sugar-free chocolate syrup (I recommend Russel Stover brand)

Mix pudding and milk together until thickened. Chill in the refrigerator while making the crust. To make crust, mix graham crackers and butter together and press onto the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan. Remove filling from refrigerator and spread over top of crust. Add topping ingredients one at a time in the order listed. Refrigerate until serving time.

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