Worried about what to eat for dinner that won’t spike your blood sugar? These 13 easy diabetic chicken recipes are low carb, high in protein, and are perfect for anyone living a healthy lifestyle, with diabetes or not.
I don’t know about you, but getting dinner on the table at the end of a long day needs to be as easy as it can be. If you or someone in your family has diabetes, you can still serve up a delicious and easy low-carb meal that everyone will enjoy.
One of my favorite staples for a low-carb dinner is chicken. This lean protein is versatile, healthy, and there are so many delicious ways to use it in a meal.
Chicken is a diabetes-friendly lean protein that can help keep you full and satisfied without raising your blood sugar. One 4-ounce serving of boneless skinless chicken breast meat has 110 calories, 1.5 g of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates, and 23 grams of protein.
Here are 13 easy diabetes-friendly chicken recipes to add to your dinner menu!
Easy Chicken Meatloaf | Healthy Mom Happy Family
This recipe is my family’s favorite (and mine too since it doesn’t get any easier to make!). With just five ingredients, this low carb chicken dinner can be tossed together in minutes and baked in under 45 minutes. It also makes for a great make-ahead meal that can be reheated on those busy evenings where you need a quick grab & go meal.
With 20 grams of protein and only 157 calories per serving, this low carb chicken dish can fit in with any meal plan.
Easy Keto Pizza Chicken Bake | Kacey Trenum
When you want the flavors of pizza but not the carb-heavy crust, you could choose a low-carb pizza crust, or you can whip up a pan of this pizza chicken bake.
This recipe is high in protein and has options to add any of your favorite pizza toppings, including plenty of vegetables! With a low-carb marinara sauce, this meal can have as little as 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
Greek Chicken Kabobs | Valerie’s Kitchen
Fire up the grill or heat up a grill pan to make these simple Greek chicken kabobs. With fresh vegetables like mushrooms, peppers, onions, and zucchini alongside seasoned chicken, this meal is high in protein, nutrition, and flavor. Then make sure to serve the kabobs with the tangy feta dill sauce to cool everything down.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas | Served From Scratch
Sheet pan dinners make it so simple to get a healthy dinner on the table quickly on any busy weeknight. Lean chicken, peppers, and onions are so low in carbohydrates that you can easily pair them with corn tortillas or make a burrito bowl!
Depending on how many carbohydrates you’re meal plan allows, you can either serve the fajita mixture with regular whole-grain rice or cauliflower rice for fewer carbohydrates. In between? Do half regular and half cauliflower rice as your base!
Creamy Tomato Chicken | Little Sunny Chicken
This easy recipe uses tender chicken breast cutlets cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce to make it a low-carb family favorite. It’s high in protein and fat to keep you full and pairs perfectly with roasted vegetables for a quick and easy low-carb dinner.
Thai Chicken and Butternut Curry | Sunkissed Kitchen
This spicy chicken curry is infused with Thai flavors and has the unique addition of butternut squash! Butternut squash is a starchy vegetable since one serving has a considerable amount of carbohydrates (16 grams in one cup), but this meal is still perfect for people with diabetes.
One serving of this curry has only 20 grams of carbohydrates and is well-balanced with protein and fat to keep you full and slow the digestion of carbohydrates.
California Chicken Salad | Balanced with Jess
This sweet chicken salad is perfect to prep ahead for a busy week. With cubed chicken, grapes, pecans, and a dressing made with high-protein Greek yogurt, it’s a lightened-up version of your classic favorite.
While many sweet chicken salads use sugar-laden poppyseed dressing and mayonnaise, this recipe calls for a small amount of honey to sweeten up the yogurt-based dressing. Each serving has only 10 grams of carbohydrates. Serve with low-carb bread or on a crispy bed of greens!
Air Fryer Chicken Patties | Always Use Butter
Whip up a batch of these chicken patties to use in sandwiches and salads or to serve alongside mashed potatoes and a vegetable for a balanced and delicious dinner. Using the air fryer cuts down on fat and calories while keeping these patties crisp and delicious. Each patty has only 6 grams of carbohydrates making them easy to fit into a low-carb meal plan. Check out some of my other low-carb air fryer recipes!
Do you love Chinese takeout but hate the blood sugar spike from rice? My version of chicken fried rice is packed with vegetables and uses RightRice Fried Rice Medley for more protein and fiber than traditional white rice.
Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken with Cauliflower | Delicious Little Bites
This lemon chicken is a delicious low-carb, gluten-free one-pan meal. Swapping rice for riced cauliflower means fewer carbohydrates and calories for a lighter meal that’s easier on your blood sugar. Plus, one-pan meals make clean-up a breeze!
Chicken and Cabbage | Budget Delicious
This stir-fry takes less than 30 minutes to whip together, and you can use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken to make it even easier! Cabbage is a low-carb veggie with only 3 grams of net carbs per cup. The cabbage is sauteed with smoky sweet seasonings for an incredible flavor your whole family will love.
Chicken Shawarma | Chef Savvy
Season and bake your chicken thighs or breasts with this spice combo for incredible flavor. It’s perfect for serving over rice (or cauliflower rice for a lower carb option), salad, or topped with hummus.
The Bottom Line
These diabetes-friendly chicken recipes are easy to prepare and loaded with nutrients like protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied without spiking your blood sugars.