Mustard-Maple Chicken with Wild Rice Pilaf

Mustard-Maple Chicken with Wild Rice Pilaf

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This slow-cooker meal is simple to prepare and will elicit rave reviews from everyone at your table. The wild rice pilaf is started early in the slow cooker and followed up by the chicken and sweet and tangy maple-mustard sauce. It's a mouthwatering combination!

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • ½ cup wild rice, rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1⅓ cups no-salt-added chicken broth or stock
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 4 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


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  1. Lightly coat the inside of a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Combine carrot, wild rice, onion, and almonds in the bottom of the slow cooker. Stir in the broth. Cook on Low for 2 hours or on High for 1 hour.
  3. Remove skin from chicken thighs and place chicken in slow cooker. Combine maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, garlic, sage, salt, and ground pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cook on Low for 6 hours or on High for 3 hours more. Serve rice mixture with a slotted spoon. Top with chicken thighs.
  • Equipment: 4-quart slow cooker

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 chicken thigh and ⅔ cup rice pilaf
  • Per serving: 300 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 71 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 5,140 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 57 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 547 mg sodium; 702 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (103% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable

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