Slow Cooker Sunday: Chicken a la Criolla


I found this recipe at the wonderful site Gina has tons of great tasting recipes and I think you’ll agree with me after you serve this chicken to your family! 🙂

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 – 6 hours
Serves: 5

10 (2 lbs) skinless boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 bell pepper, chopped or sliced
4 plum tomatoes
2 tsp alcaparrado or pitted spanish olives
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
sat to taste
1-2 bay leaf
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (plus 2 tbsp more for serving)

1) Place chicken, onion, garlic, pepper and tomatoes in the slow cokker. Season with salt, cumin, and oregano. Mix well so everything is seasoned.

2) Add tomato sauce, alcaparrado (or olives) along with 1 tbsp of the brine, 1/2 cup water, bay leaf and cilantro. Mix well and set slow cooker to HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours. When done, taste for salt and seasoning and adjust spices as needed. Add 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro and serve over rice. Enjoy!

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