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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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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
7 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
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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 calories; protein 26.3g; carbohydrates 33.4g; dietary fiber 3.7g; sugars 10g; fat 6.6g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 107.5mg; vitamin a iu 7502.2IU; vitamin c 21.2mg; folate 56.2mcg; calcium 65.5mg; iron 2.4mg; magnesium 91.2mg; potassium 638.9mg; sodium 369.5mg.
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