The chicken in this simple recipe is coated in a mixture of bread crumbs and spicy adobo seasoning, cooked in a skillet and drenched in lemon juice. The bread crumbs from the coating on the chicken help to thicken the lemon-garlic sauce. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Split chicken breast halves in half horizontally. Place milk in a shallow bowl. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and adobo seasoning. Dip chicken pieces into milk, allowing excess to drip off. Dip chicken pieces into crumb mixture, turning to coat evenly.

  • In a very large nonstick skillet, heat margarine or cooking oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook about 5 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally.

  • Add the water and garlic to skillet. Squeeze juice from one of the lemon halves over chicken. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Cut the remaining lemon half in half and then into slices.

  • Sprinkle chicken with parsley and, if desired, lemon peel. Serve with the lemon slices.


Tip: Look for the adobo seasoning blend at a market that specializes in Hispanic foods.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 641 mg sodium. 362 mg potassium; 14.8 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 29 g protein; 383 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 38 mcg folate; 63 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 43 mg magnesium;