Monday, December 14, 2015

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Slow Cooker ------ Diabetes / Heart dish

  Prep: 15 minutes    Cook: 4 hours        MAKES: 6 servings
 I make this dish  my slow-cooker, this is my family's favorite. If you like your BBQ sweet with a little spice, this will be your new favorite, too

6           chicken leg quarters, skin removed
3/4        cup ketchup
1/2        cup orange juice
1/4        cup packed brown sugar
1/4        cup red wine vinegar
1/4        cup olive oil
4           teaspoons minced fresh parsley
2           teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1           teaspoon garlic salt
1/2        teaspoon pepper
2           tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4        cup water

Nutritional Facts :
1 serving equals 179 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 392 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

1 .  Using a sharp knife, cut through the joint of each leg quarter to separate into two pieces. Place chicken in a 4-qt. slow cooker.
In a small bowl, mix ketchup, orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, oil, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.

2 .  Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; pour into a measuring cup to measure 2 cups. Transfer to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. 

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