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Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

Suitable for diabetics, this delicious Asian-inspired dish will keep you coming back for more and why not, when it’s so light and tasty, Colorful and versatile, everyone will enjoy a serving of this dish.

Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

What you’ll need

1 medium sized red onion

4 teaspoons cooking oil

¼ fresh pineapple cut into bite sized pieces

3 skinless chicken breasts cut into strips

¾ cup zucchini cut into strips

¾ cup fresh pea pods

3 tablespoons stir-fry sauce

Method

Take a wok and heat up 2 teaspoons of oil on a medium-high heat. Add in the onion and fry for a couple minutes. Throw in the pineapple chunks, the zucchini and pea pods.

Continue frying for another two minutes and then pour mixture into a waiting bowl.

Take the 2 remaining teaspoons of oil and add them to the wok. Add the chicken and stir fry until tender.

Pour in the mixture, adding the stir fry sauce as well. Continue cooking for around 2 minutes until all ingredients are mixed well and heated through. Serve immediately.

As you can see it’s a very easy and quick recipe to complete and the above ingredients will serve a family of 4. For more diabetic recipes, go to http://food-tales.com/food-inspirations/food-recipes-from-around-the-world/5-divine-diabetic-recipes-from-around-the-world

Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Accompaniments

This dish goes great with rice but not all rice is made equal. The best rice for anybody, not just diabetics is undoubtedly brow rice. This is the healthiest rice to serve and it has some awesome benefits for the body.

Brown rice retains most of the nutritional value as only the hull of the rice kernel is removed during processing and not the hull and bran, as with white rice.

It is low in calorific value, high in fiber and gluten-free so can form a useful part of many dietary requirements. In brown rice, you’ll find vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. People who regularly eat whole grains tend to have lower cholesterol, higher amounts of fiber and more energy than those who don’t. It also only contains traces of salt and fat.

Magnesium is good for the heart, regulating blood pressure and counteracting sodium in the body. Manganese is useful in digestion and the high fiber content also helps to keep bowels healthy.

For diabetics, the great thing about brown rice is that it acts as a slow-releasing carbohydrate. This helps to maintain a steady blood-sugar level and keeps energy levels much more constant. Therefore, a diabetic stir-fry should definitely be served with brown rice which also has a delicious slightly nutty flavor too.

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