Coconut Ginger Drumsticks with Coconut Rice

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

Optional Garnishes:

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.

Coconut Rice

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.

Optional Sides:

Asian Cabbage Salad
Kimchi
Vegetable Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

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.

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11 comments to Coconut Ginger Drumsticks with Coconut Rice

  • Kelly

    In case you hadn’t heard of it, Stephanie O’Dea did a delightful blog where she determined to cook everyday for one year in her crockpot, and it was quite hilarious as far as some of her family’s reactions to her concoctions. YOu might want to check out some of her recipes……..however..I……..do….NOT…….recommend the ground beef/sweet cherries/blue cheese meatloaf concoction. http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

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    Katie Reply:

    @Kelly, I have seen Stephanie’s blog before. It’s been awhile since I read it though. I remember what you said about the meatloaf. :)

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  • What a lovely slow cooker recipe. I really like the coconut and ginger flavours in the chicken and the coconut rice sounds wonderful.

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    Katie Reply:

    @April @ The 21st Century Housewife, Thank you April!

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  • I’m getting chicken out of the freezer and putting this on my meal plan for tomorrow. Thanks, I think my family will love this.

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  • I wanted to make this last week, but didn’t get around to it until last night. My family loved it. I think it will find it’s place among our favorite chicken dishes. Thank you Katie and Michelle!

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    Katie Reply:

    Thank you Kristel, it’s always great to hear back from readers. I’m glad you liked it!

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