Combine orange juice, cornstarch, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, salt and crushed red pepper with chicken and butternut squash in this delicious slow-cooker recipe. Serve over high-protein quinoa, which contains all nine essential amino acids.

Diane Kochilas
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place chicken in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Top with butternut squash and onion. In a small bowl whisk together orange juice, cornstarch, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, salt and crushed red pepper. Pour over chicken and vegetables.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

  • Serve chicken mixture over hot cooked quinoa. Sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

297.4 calories; protein 26.3g 53% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 10g; fat 6.6g 10% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 107.5mg 36% DV; vitamin a iu 7502.2IU 150% DV; vitamin c 21.2mg 35% DV; folate 56.2mcg 14% DV; calcium 65.5mg 7% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; magnesium 91.2mg 33% DV; potassium 638.9mg 18% DV; sodium 369.5mg 15% DV.