Get Grillin’: Delicious Cookout Recipes For Diabetics

 Savory Barbecue Chicken

Who doesn’t love the taste of juicy chicken? Try this healthy choice recipe on for taste!


  • Makes: 4 to 5 servings
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 15
  • Diabetic Exchanges: Lean meat (d.e): 4; Other carb (d.e): 1; Fat (d.e): 0.5


1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper jelly
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
8 -10 chicken thighs and/or drumsticks, skinned (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)

How to prepare:

In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine tomato sauce, jelly, lime or lemon juice, tapioca, brown sugar, cumin and red pepper. Place the chicken pieces, meaty side down, on the sauce mixture and let it marinate over night.

Once ready, grill the chicken pieces on a covered hot grill for about 15 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from the grill once ready, let cool and enjoy!