Diabetic-Friendly Dinner: Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Diabetic-Friendly Dinner: Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

In need of a quick and easy, low-carb dinner idea? Check out this recipe from Diabetes Self Management.


  • 1 1/2 cups of fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons of reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • 1lb. of boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips (2 x 1/4in)
  • 1 cup of small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of red bell pepper strips
  • 1/4 cup of chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts (optional)
  • Nonstick cooking spray of your choice


  1. Make the sauce: combine 1 cup of chicken broth with the soy sauce, cornstarch, salt, ginger, and garlic powder in a small container. Stir ingredients together until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Lightly coat large skillet with cooking spray; heat over high heat until hot. Add the oil and tilt the skillet to coat the bottom.
  3. Add chicken and stiry fry for 2 minutes, or until no longer pink. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Add remaining ½ cup of chicken broth to the skillet and bring to a boil. Add in broccoli and bell pepper and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 2 minutes or until the broccoli is crisp / tender.
  5. Increase heat to high. Add the chicken back into the skillet. Add the sauce into the skillet and bring to a boil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in peanuts (optional). Serve!

Recipe serves 4 servings.

Nutritional Information:

Serving: 1 cup

Calories: 231

Carbohydrates: 7 g

Protein: 31 g

Fat: 8 g

Cholesterol: 69 g

Sodium: 686 mg

Fiber: 2 g

Source: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/chicken-and-broccoli-stir-fry-with-peanuts/