Post by Contributing Writer, Katie
The lazy days of summer are quickly giving way to the busy schedules of fall with school, sports, Bible Studies and other activities starting up again. It is nice to have a meal that you can quickly put together and them forget about for the next few hours.
My slow cooker and rice cooker get used several days a week year round. I am even more grateful for them on those busy days. This dish is full of flavor without being very time consuming. I choose to use white rice instead of brown because it highlights the flavor of the coconut. It’s nice to have a special treat now and then.
Coconut Ginger Drumsticks
6 chicken drumsticks
1 cup coconut milk
3 TBS raw honey
2 TBS soy sauce (naturally fermented is best)
2 TBS ginger, grated
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
¼ cup green onions, chopped
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup shredded coconut
Combine the drumsticks, coconut milk, honey, soy sauce, ginger and garlic in a slow cooker. Cook on high for four hours.
2 cups jasmine white rice
2 cups coconut milk
2 cups chicken broth or water
1 TBS coconut oil
1 tsp salt
Put the rice, coconut milk, broth (water), oil and salt in the rice cooker. Cook following the instruction in the manual. It should take about 30 minutes.
Once the rice is done, let it sit with the lid on for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and scoop out onto plates to serve. Place a drumstick on each bed of rice. Top with the sauce from the chicken, green onions, shredded coconut and sesame seeds if desired.
What are some of your favorite slow cooker meals? We always looking for new ideas!
Katie is a dorm “mama” to 12 amazing girls ages 8 to 18 at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She and her “hijas” can be frequently found in the kitchen, the garden or making friends with their new chickens. She loves to read, hike the hills near her home and spend time with her girls. In her spare time Katie blogs at Mexican Wildflower about nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living, raising her girls and encouraging other women in their walk with Christ.