Cuban Chicken

You can substitute 3 lb. boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch chunks, for the chicken. The cooking time should be increased to 3 to 4 hours at the high-heat setting or 6 to 8 hours at the low-heat setting.
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Review 1 for Cuban Chicken
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
slowcookingmama
,West Springfield
,MA
January 1, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Used chicken breasts and it melted in your mouth!
January 1, 2013
We are trying to eat really healthy, so we used 6 chicken breasts instead. I used 4 medium yellow onions. Spices I used all WS : Mexican oregano, turkish bay leafs, sweet basil, thyme leaves, & dried lime peel. I did the chicken breast with salt & pepper on both sides and put my Cuisinart slow cooker at 450 to brown chicken on both sides. Took the chicken out and added the diced onion an stirred until translucent. threw chicken back into slow cooker, added 1 cup of OJ, the juice of 5 limes and threw all the spices on top, cooked on low slow cook for 6 hours- it was awesome!
Pros: Good Value, Easy, Healthy, Appearance, Adaptable, Impressive, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Cuban Chicken
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
pakiderm
,Albuquerque
,NM
May 15, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great for weeknights or large dinner parties!!
May 15, 2012
This recipe came out delicious. Following the advice of other reviewers I made some adjustments. I added chilli powder and smoked paprika and some fresh thyme to the chicken. I served with maduros (black plantains fried and topped with brown sugar) and basmati rice with black bean and corn mixed in. I also served up chips with mango salsa. I made the recipe for about eight people. It was absolutely fantastic and smelled wonderful. Vibrant citrus flavor! I can't wait to try this with pork.
Pros: Easy, Appearance, Adaptable, Impressive
 
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Review 3 for Cuban Chicken
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4 out of 5
jillyneutron
,San Jose
,CA
April 25, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Minimal fuss, great results
April 25, 2012
I had a package of pork shoulder cuts that didn't know what to do with. I really didn't want to go the bbq route (again!). This recipe called out to me the minute I saw "Cuban". First of all, you don't need much to prepare this meal. The only special item I needed was lime juice - everything else was already in my pantry. The pork ended up very tender, with just a hint of citrus. At first I thought it might end up too tart, like key lime pie. No worries, it's perfect. The recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of salt, but I felt it needed a bit more. You can either add salt to taste or throw something salty on top (like sliced green olives), which added color to the presentation and the extra salt it needed. This is a good basic dish, with lots of room to spice it up the way you like. Served over basmati rice, it was a hearty dish. I used the "hot" setting on my slow-cooker and turned it off after about 4 hours to keep it from getting dry.
Pros: Good Value, Easy, Healthy, Adaptable, Will Make Again