Greek Braised Chicken Legs

Greek Braised Chicken Legs

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Slowly braising chicken legs in your slow cooker leaves them falling-off-the-bone tender-making them the perfect vehicle for the Greek spices recommended here.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2¾ pounds total), skinned
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
  • 3 cups halved grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup snipped fresh parsley or parsley sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

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  1. Place onion in a 3½- or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle drumsticks with Greek seasoning. Place drumsticks on top of onion in cooker. Top drumsticks with tomatoes, olives and garlic.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, serve chicken mixture over hot cooked brown rice. If desired, spoon some of the cooking liquid over top. Sprinkle with parsley and lemon peel.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 drumsticks and ½ cup brown rice each
  • Per serving: 404 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 4 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 46 g protein; 56 mcg folate; 157 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 1,620 IU vitamin A; 35 mg vitamin C; 68 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 338 mg sodium; 902 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (58% daily value), Vitamin A (32% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 5½ lean protein, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable

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