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Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken

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Cooking Time: 2 hr 30 min
Total Time: 3 hours

Perfect for the whole family, our Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken recipe features the nutritional benefits of Florida Orange Juice and its amazing flavors. The combination of 100% orange juice with chicken will tenderize the protein to ensure an enjoyable meal. Featuring only a handful of ingredients, our slow cooker recipe is an easy meal solution for anyone juggling a busy schedule.


¾ cup Florida Orange Juice
1 whole chicken (about 4 lbs.)
3 tbsp. olive oil
8 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
¾ cup lime juice (about 5 limes)
1 fresh bay leaf
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
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1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

2. Warm the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

3. Add the chicken (in batches if necessary), skin side down, and cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 7 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook the second side until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Set browned chicken aside.

4. Discard all but about 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan, and return to medium-high heat.

5. Add the onions and sauté until just golden brown.

6. Add garlic and sauté for a couple more minutes, until the onions are golden and the garlic is fragrant.

7. Pour in Florida Orange Juice and lime juice. Raise the heat to high, bring to a boil, and deglaze the pan, stirring to scrape up the browned bits on the bottom.

8. Add the chicken, garlic and onions to the slow cooker and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and add the bay leaf. Cover slow cooker and cook on low heat for 5 hours.

9. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Transfer the chicken to a serving dish.

10. Season the sauce to taste with salt and a generous amount of pepper. Spoon the onions and sauce over the chicken.

Helpful Tip: You can also make this a simple multi-function pot recipe. Follow steps 1 through 3 above in a multi-function pot. For step 8, add the chicken and bay leaf to the multi-function pot and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook on high for 2 ½ hours on slow cooker setting.