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D is for Dinner: Crockpot Asian-style Drumsticks

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CBC Ottawa is in the throes of Project Give, our seasonal effort to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank. This week, D is for Dinner is about the Parkdale Food Centre, which is part of the Ottawa Food Bank's distribution network. But they're doing more than distributing food - they're teaching people how to cook it! Alan spoke with the centre's co-ordinator Karen Secord, and with chef Jason Laurin, who gave us a recipe for Asian drumsticks you can make in a crockpot.
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Asian-style chicken drumsticks


1/2 cup honey.
1/2 cup light brown sugar.
1/3 cup Shaoxing vinegar (if not available, balsamic can be substituted).
1/3 cup soy sauce.
6 garlic cloves, minced.
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger.
1 tbsp. hot sauce.
10 chicken drumsticks (many people remove the skin; it's optional).
4 green onions sliced finely.
toasted sesame seeds.


Take all sauce ingredients and put in a pot over medium high heat until bubbling and reduced a little. Take off heat and cool slightly.
Place chicken in the crock pot and cover with the sauce. Make sure to get it well coated.
Cook on high for four hours, or on low for eight hours.
Just before serving, slice green onions and chop cilantro, and put some on each bowl. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Serve with jasmine rice and steamed long beans.

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