Turkey Drumsticks with Plum Sauce

Add something savory to your family’s Asian night! Serve slow-cooked turkey drumsticks with flavor of plum sauce served with rice.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
turkey drumsticks (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), skin removed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2/3
cup plum sauce
1/3
cup sliced green onions
1
tablespoon soy sauce
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
tablespoon cold water
3
cups hot cooked rice, for serving

  • 1 Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper. Place turkey in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix plum sauce, onions and soy sauce; pour over turkey.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until juice of turkey is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
  • 3 Remove turkey from cooker. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • 4 Remove any fat from sauce. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into sauce.
  • 5 Cover and cook on high heat setting 15 to 20 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Cut turkey from drumsticks. Serve with sauce and rice.

Expert Tips

Take a few minutes to remove the skin before cooking the drumsticks. First, less fat will form on top of the sauce during cooking. Second, the skin would not become golden brown because it will be simmering in the sauce. Third, the flavor of the plum sauce will cling to the turkey meat instead of to the skin.

Plum sauce is a sweet-and-sour sauce made from plums, apricots, sugar and seasonings. You can find it in the Asian-foods section of the supermarket or at an Asian grocery store. If plum sauce isn't available, use apricot or cherry preserves and it still will be delicious!

Keep to the Asian theme by serving this plum-good turkey with crisply cooked pea pods. A fresh salad of assorted melon-cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon-drizzled lightly with your favorite fruit salad dressing makes a light yet satisfying meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
210mg
210%;
Sodium
680mg
680%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
58g
58%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
36%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 7 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.