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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Ingredients
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    2 1/2 - 3   pounds 
    skinless chicken drumsticks and/or thighs
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    2  14 1/2 ounce can 
    diced tomatoes
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    2   tablespoons 
    quick-cooking tapioca
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    1   tablespoon 
    grated fresh ginger
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    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
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    4   
    cloves garlic, minced
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    crushed red pepper
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    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 information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 302, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 81, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 35, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 28, sodium (mg) 549, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2, Very Lean Meat () 3, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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