OLIVE MICROWAVED CHICKEN

Makes 6 Drumsticks

When you saw the title of this recipe, did you hesitate because you were concerned that the calories in olives could wreck your diet? Not to worry! Olives are actually a fairly low calorie food, with the average one having only 4-5 calories. The largest jumbo olive has only 12 calories.

6 chicken drumsticks

1 cup slivered onion strips

1/2 cup slivered green pepper strips

1/2 cup thawed lemonade concentrate

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup sliced pimento-stuffed olives

1/4 cup sliced pitted ripe olives

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 clove garlic, minced

Remove and discard skin from drumsticks. In a 12 x 8-inch microwave-safe utensil, combine remaining ingredients; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave HIGH (100% power) 5 minutes, stirring once.

Turn drumsticks in sauce to coat. Arrange drumsticks in circular pattern in sauce with meatier portions toward outside of utensil. Cover with wax paper; microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power) 10 minutes per pound. Halfway through cooking time, turn drumsticks and spoon sauce on top. Re-cover with wax paper; complete cooking. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes before serving.

Chicken Recipes – The Perdue Chicken Cookbook

Copyright (C) by Mitzi Perdue – Used with Permission

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