Chicken Drumsticks with Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple

Enjoy these mouth-watering chicken drumsticks with sweet potatoes and pineapple tidbits – a sweet and tangy slow cooked dinner!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 7 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

2
medium dark-orange sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced (about 3 cups)
1
can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits in unsweetened juice, undrained
1/2
cup chicken broth
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot, if desired
1/4
cup barbecue sauce
2
tablespoons honey
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
8
chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 lb), skin removed

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix sweet potatoes, pineapple with liquid, broth, onion and gingerroot.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix barbecue sauce, honey and ground mustard. Coat chicken drumsticks well with barbecue sauce mixture. Arrange chicken in single layer over potato mixture in slow cooker, overlapping slightly if necessary. Spoon any remaining barbecue sauce mixture over chicken.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 10 hours.
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix sweet potatoes, pineapple with liquid, broth, onion and gingerroot.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix barbecue sauce, honey and ground mustard. Coat chicken drumsticks well with barbecue sauce mixture. Arrange chicken in single layer over potato mixture in slow cooker, overlapping slightly if necessary. Spoon any remaining barbecue sauce mixture over chicken.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 10 hours.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

There are two types of sweet potatoes available in most supermarkets. Dark-skinned sweet potatoes with deep orange flesh are more moister and sweeter than the pale-skinned variety with light yellow flesh. For this recipe, the dark-skinned sweet potatoes are ideal.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
39g
39%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
320%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.