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This slow-cooker chicken recipe makes a perfect alternative to standard tomato-based barbecued chicken. Both kids and adults will devour these drumsticks, doused in a honey-sweetened sauce spiked with orange, ginger and garlic.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014

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total:
2 hrs
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine honey, orange zest, orange juice, soy sauce (or tamari), garlic, ginger, vinegar and crushed red pepper in a small bowl.

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  • Coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add drumsticks, pour in the sauce and mix to coat. Cover and cook until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the meat without touching bone, 2 to 3 hours on High or 4 hours on Low.

  • Transfer the drumsticks to a bowl. Very carefully pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a medium skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced and syrupy, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour the sauce over the drumsticks and stir to coat. Serve sprinkled with cilantro and sesame seeds.

Tips

Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

To remove the skin from chicken drumsticks, grip the skin from the meaty end of the drumstick with a paper towel and pull down toward the exposed bone until it comes off completely.

For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

2 drumsticks
252 calories; protein 28.8g; carbohydrates 17.7g; dietary fiber 0.4g; sugars 15.7g; fat 7.1g; saturated fat 1.8g; cholesterol 150.1mg; vitamin a iu 91.3IU; vitamin c 4.3mg; folate 8.2mcg; calcium 29.9mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 33.9mg; potassium 351.6mg; sodium 416mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 15g.

1 other carbohydrate, 6 lean meat

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