Asian Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs deliver a lot of flavor, and the sauce adds just the right amount of punch to this Asian-inspired dish.

Serves: 5

What You’ll Need:
•    3 TB.  pure maple syrup
•    3 TB hoisin sauce
•    2 TB olive oil
•    2 TB low-sodium soy sauce
•    1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
•    1 tsp prepared minced garlic
•    1/2 tsp ground red pepper
•    2 pounds skinned and boned chicken thighs
•    1/4 tsp salt
•    1/4 c. water
•    2 TB cornstarch

What To Do:
1.    Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.
2.    Sprinkle chicken thighs evenly with salt; place in a lightly greased 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Poor sauce mixture over chicken.
3.    Cover and cook on HIGH setting 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW setting, and cook 5 hours or until chicken is tender.
4.    Remove chicken to a serving platter, using a slotted spoon. Whisk together water and cornstarch in a small bowl; add to sauce in slow cooker. Increase heat to HIGH setting; whisk constantly 4 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Spoon sauce evenly over chicken.

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