Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes*
Prep Time: 10 minutes*
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
This Cuban style marinade is unique and delicious, and is perfect for slow cooked chicken. You could also cook this chicken and sauce in the Instant Pot, Dutch oven, or bake it in the oven. It\\\\\\\'s versatile chicken and you\\\\\\\'ll love it! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 - cup(s) orange juice
  • 3 - Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 2 - tsp paprika
  • 1 - tsp dried oregano
  • 1 - tsp onion powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, minced garlic, paprika, dried oregano, onion powder and ground cumin.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into the base of the slow cooker and add pour the sauce over the top.
  3. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Once done cooking, shred the chicken into the sauce. Strain, if needed.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken over rice with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup orange juice, 6 Tbsp lime juice, 4 tsp minced garlic, 4 tsp paprika, 2 tsp dried oregano, 2 tsp onion powder, and 2 tsp ground cumin.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared marinade into each bag

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides. Serve with cauliflower rice for a Paleo meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and cook in the slow cooker for 8 hours. Shred chicken once done.
Serve over rice with veggies.

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