Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken

Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken Recipe

An excellent source of protein and a good source of zinc, our Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken is a delicious dinner made with Florida Orange Juice. The protein and zinc may support immune and nervous system functions and the garlic adds amazing flavor to a simple weeknight meal.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size6
Amount per serving
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat14.1g 18%
    • Saturated Fat3.9g 20%
    • Trans Fat0g
  • Cholesterol86.8mg 29%
  • Sodium76.7mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate8.1g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber0.5g 2%
    • Total Sugars4.1g 8%
  • Protein28.1g 56%
  • Vitamin A215.5mcg 24%
  • Vitamin C23.3mg 26%
  • Calcium26.5mg 2%
  • Iron1.4mg 8%
  • Vitamin D.31mcg 2%
  • Vitamin E.41mg 3%
  • Vitamin K2.6mcg 2%
  • Thiamin0.08mg 7%
  • Riboflavin.19mg 15%
  • Niacin6.4mg 40%
  • Vitamin B6.3mg 18%
  • Folate19.2mcg 5%
  • Vitamin B12.2mcg 8%
  • Magnesium28.88mg 7%
  • Potassium314.8mg 7%
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • 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


Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
30 minutes 2 hours30 minutes 3 hours

1. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.

2. In a multi-function pot on medium-high heat, warm the oil.

3. Add the chicken pieces (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. Transfer all browned chicken aside.

4. Pour out all but about one tablespoon of fat from the multi-function pot and return to medium-high heat.

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

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

7. Pour in the Florida Orange Juice and lime juices. Raise the heat to high, bring to a boil and deglaze the multi-function pot, stirring to scrape up the browned bits on the bottom.

8. Add the chicken and bay leaf to the slow cooker and sprinkle with one teaspoon of salt. 

Cover and cook on the high heat slow cooker setting for 2 ½ hours or the low heat slow cooker setting for 5 hours.

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

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