Spicy Drumsticks

Spicy Drumsticks

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Looking for a way to spice up your chicken? Look no further! These spiced chicken drumsticks are the perfect way to ramp up any meal and thanks to the slow cooker, they are incredibly easy to prepare.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 chicken drumsticks (about 1 pound total), skinned (see Tip)
  • ½ cup bottled picante sauce
  • 2 teaspoons bottled cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot) or ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  • Prep

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  1. Lightly coat an unheated 3- or 3½-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in the bottom of the cooker. In a small bowl combine picante sauce, pepper sauce, paprika, thyme and bay leaf. Spoon over chicken in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 hours.
  3. Transfer chicken pieces to a serving bowl. Remove bay leaf from sauce in cooker; stir in the oil. Spoon sauce evenly over the chicken. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes to absorb flavors. To serve, spoon 1 teaspoon sauce over each drumstick. Discard remaining sauce.
  • Tip: To remove the chicken skin easily, use a paper towel to help grab the skin. If you use your fingers, the skin is very slippery and difficult to grab.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 drumsticks and 1 teaspoon sauce
  • Per serving: 209 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 98 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 536 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein

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