Zesty Ginger-Tomato Chicken

Chicken drumsticks or thighs stay moist and tender while cooking in the slow cooker. Round out this diabetic meal with hot cooked quinoa or brown rice.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
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Zesty Ginger-Tomato Chicken
Ingredients
2 1/2
pounds skinless chicken drumsticks and/or thighs
2
14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes
2
tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1
tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1
tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
4
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
cups hot cooked quinoa or brown rice
Directions
  1. Place chicken in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Drain one can of the tomatoes. In a medium bowl, combine drained and undrained tomatoes, the tapioca, ginger, the 1 tablespoon cilantro, the garlic, crushed red pepper, and salt. Pour over chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours.
  3. Skim off fat. Serve in shallow bowls. Serve with hot cooked quinoa. If desired, sprinkle with additional cilantro. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Zesty Ginger-Tomato Chicken)
    Per serving:
  • 302 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 81 mg chol.,
  • 549 mg sodium,
  • 35 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 28 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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