Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken

Nutrition Facts
Serving size1
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
  • 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.

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


Prep TimeCook TimeTotal Time
30 minutes2 hours30 minutes3 hours
Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken

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.