Crockpot Cuban Fricase de Pollo (Cuban Chicken Fricassée)

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This is *my* version of Cuban Fricase that I altered for the Crockpot, that I think even my Aba (grandmother) would have liked. Something interesting to point out with Cuban cooking and even Cuban culture in general is that it’s not your typical Caribbean fare you would find say in Jamaica or Bahamas because a lot of Cuban cooking is influenced by both Spanish and French cultures. My Great Grandmother was actually born in France and came to Cuba at an Early age where her family owned much of the land around the Guantanamo Bay area(which was sold off at the beginning of the Depression). My dad always comments on how my Great Grandmother use to speak Spanish with a French Accent. This comes to show you the various cultures that are part of the small little Island of Cuba.

Because my life is so hectic sometimes I want a meal I can throw in the Crock pot with the added taste and culture of my Cuban heritage without the time spent slaving over the oven. So I came up with this Crock Pot Fricase de Pollo (Cuban Style). I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Ingredients:
2-3 lbs chicken (legs,quarters,etc..)
6 garlic cloves, cut up
1 lg onion sliced
1 lg bell pepper sliced
1 Cup of Chicken Broth (original recipe doesn’t call for this but It helps keep things moist in the Crock pot
1 Cup of tomato sauce
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup Olive oil(usually calls for Vegetable but I love using EVOO0
1/4 cup sliced pimiento filled olives
1 tsp capers
1 cup dry Cooking wine
1 lb potatoes, peeled and quartered

and my secret ingredient

You can find this in any international foods section( we found it in KS so I’m sure you can find it anywhere) If you can’t find it it’s fine just gives it a more authentic and flavorful taste :) also you can add (half a cup of lime juice and half a cup of orange juice,a teaspoon of Cuin,oregano and garlic salt)

This is the simple part chop everything up throw in the crockpot. Give it a good mix.

Cook for 5-8 hours on low and serve over a bed of rice. This recipe is so simple and you can leave it cooking in the morning or do like I do cook on high for 3-4 hours(until chicken is cooked).

Serve over a white rice (cooked with a few bay leaves that are removed before serving,veg.oil,salt and pepper)

This will definitely be a family favorite!

*The original recipe also calls for peas and raisins but that’s up to your personal preference)

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Comments

  1. Sounds so yummy! And I love a good crockpot recipe! Thanks!

  2. Can’t wait to try this recipe! DH and I went to Cuba for our honeymoon, and while the food on the resort was not fantastic, the best meals we had were when we ventured out into Havana and ate REAL Cuban food :)

  3. Cindy Stewart says:

    looks delish!! also saw the cuban picadillo and tried to save/pin/ and comment but it wouldnt let me :( cant wait to try both. thanks for sharing!

  4. It sounds really tasty…love trying new recipes…thanks for sharing.

  5. Gale McCarron says:

    Would love to see you post more of your recipes.i’m not a big fan of spicy foods but my Family is and I don’t know where to start :)

  6. Caly Redondo says:

    In Venezuela we have a similar dish. I remember going to my grandma’s on School vacations and eating this several times week! It was the only way to eat veggies. However She always add the green peas, corn and carrots…! No raisins because those were part of the rice!!!
    I really enjoy reading this recipe…!

  7. nancyfancypink says:

    It sounds like my whole family would love this! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Alexia H. says:

    This sounds yum ~ thanks for sharing :) Yeah for crock-pots!

  9. Renee Smith says:

    This looks very interesting. I’m not very brave when it come to trying new things. I know my husband would probably love this tho. I like crockpot meals because I like to save time.

  10. Looks good. Just might have to try it. Thanks for the info

  11. Aurora PL says:

    Love your recipes, they are so similar to the mexican cuisine.

  12. I have never had Cuban food, I was raised on Tex-Mex in Texas. I think that I could eat this.

  13. stevie rodriguez says:

    yum!

  14. Amanda T. says:

    I made a Cuban pork recipe the other night and now I’m obsessed with finding more Cuban-style recipes. I’m also obsessed with using my crock pot so this recipe is perfect!

  15. My husband would love this!

  16. wow looks and sounds yummy:)

  17. Yum! One thing I miss about Florida is popping into Tampa for some yummy Cuban food. The spices and the flavors created by slow cooking are to die for — I could eat black beans & rice every day!

  18. Carissa Joslyn says:

    I think I commented on this before, but we tried this, just substituted a few things and it was really good! surprisingly good, too!

  19. My husband loves crockpot cooking, I’ll show him your recipe !

  20. Looks good. I think you should do more recipes.

  21. Danielle F says:

    Yum! this looks so good, i never had cuban food before.

  22. This looks awesome! Crock pots are the way to go!

  23. Marina Z. says:

    This looks yummy!! I’m always on the lookout for great, easy, and cultural dishes to throw into the crock pot during those busy days, so will be trying this Cuban dish in the near future for sure!!

  24. Rachelle Betow says:

    This looks great! I may have to try this!

  25. This looks really good. I am not familiar with the seasoning..what does it taste like or similar too?

  26. Barbara Mc/Whenihave Time says:

    This looks so good! Just what we need on these cold nights. Thanks for the recipe!

  27. Yummy, thanks for sharing. It’s been so cold that I have been using my slow cooker a lot this season. I’m going to try this.

  28. This looks good my fiance is Cuban and I just got a new crockpot so I think I’m gonna surprise him and try to make this. I don’t know much about Cuban food but this looks pretty simple. Thanks for the recipe!

  29. Dawn Monzu says:

    Wow! That sounds and looks amazing! I don’t cook much, but I definitely want to try this. I really appreciate all of the work you bloggers do for us! Thanks for the recipe!

  30. Linda Bradshaw says:

    This looks so good. I will be making it soon. It will be made soon.

  31. Looks yummy, very similar to some Mexican food.

  32. misty farmer says:

    This looks really good and healthy! Gonna have to try this one! Thanks!!

  33. Melissa Witzgall says:

    This looks yummy, I think this will be Fridays dinner.

  34. I wound up trying this and it was pretty good, think next time minus the olives Im not a fan of green olives

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  35. Alison Gibb says:

    Aba would be proud that you continue to cook Cuban food. I love old recipes from our ancestors even if we have to change it up a little in this day and time. Thank you for sharing! Oh, your daughter is adorable!!

  36. Carrie Demas says:

    This looks delicious! I’d add the peas and the raisins too…might as well make it as authentic as I can. I love trying new recipes and new dishes from different cultures! I love that I can make this in the crock pot! There’s nothing better than finding an easy AND delicious crockpot recipe! Thanks for sharing! ~ Carrie Demas

  37. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This recipe looks easy with just the right amount of spice. I wouldn’t add extra cumin I also wouldn’t add peas , but I might add the raisins for some sweetness.

  38. Susan Johnson says:

    This recipe looks delicious and easy. I love Cuban food! The pimiento olives and capers must really add a tasty zing to the tomato base and Achiote. It’s a lot like a recipe I have for Arroz con Pollo, which is way different from what you get in the local Mexican restaurant. Thanks for sharing this family recipe. :)

  39. reina or linda tamayo says:

    This looks so delicious !! thanks for the recipe . :)

  40. Jennifer Speed says:

    This looks so delicious and I love a good crock pot meal. Crock pot meals are so easy and manageable.

  41. gigi borden says:

    i am a sucker for anything cuban, this looks delish, yum yum!!! thanks for posting! :)

  42. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    My Honey/Hubby and I really enjoy both Mexican and Cuban cuisine – so I really look forward to your new and ongoing recipe posts. I will definitely be trying this one and the Cuban Flan too,

    However the recipe I am SO eager to try (this weekend!) is your PICCADILLO. I have long loved this classic Cuban dish and while I often serve it over rice – but (like you) honestly, it’s my favorite spaghetti sauce – and my Honey/Hubby really loves it as either a taco filling or in a burrito.

    I can’t wait to try your version! Thanks for sharing – and please keep posting your favorite recipes (and maybe a few from your French-Cuban great grandmother too!

  43. Maureen L says:

    that looks delicious & easy

  44. This looks very good. I love chicken and this is a new way to make it. We are always looking for dishes to tantalize our taste buds and I believe this one would.

  45. This sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing with us.

  46. Jennifer Hiles says:

    Very interesting to learn that Cuban cooking is influenced by the Spanish and French. I love finding new and yummy recipes to try. Sounds really good!

  47. Sarah Elyce says:

    I love crockpot meals and this sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  48. Dorothy Boucher says:

    this is so delicious, so easy to make, such a great recipe for any day of the week ;) thanks

  49. Marcia Lee says:

    This will be an addition to the chicken crockpot recipes I have. I think my family would like this and ask if we can have it again. The ingredients look manageable.

  50. Liberty Thompson says:

    This sounds perfect for dinner tomorrow night, thank you!

  51. Christine L. says:

    Such a great recipe for a large family. Looks easy and yummy, great for winter

  52. Hillary H says:

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try!!

  53. Janette Polivka says:

    I’ve never had a cuban dish, but this sounds wonderful!

  54. Looks really good and a crock pot recipe at that. I’ve never had Cuban food. A must try!

  55. Dorothy Boucher says:

    LOL wow i make this already and didn’t know it was cubin food, go me lol love this :) thanks for sharing the recipe though @tisonlyme143

  56. Melissa Smith says:

    This looks delicious! Perfect for those rushed dinners too.

  57. What a coincidence, someone I know told me about this on my facebook page the other day because she was saying it was a great dish in this cold weather. She gave me sort of the same ingredients without any actual recipe breakdown, thanks for posting

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  58. It really looks good! You mentioned the originals version also……I think I would LOVE the peas and raisins in it. I really do like cooked raisins!

  59. This looks so good! Love it!

  60. This looks easy and simple to prepare.

    I bet it tastes good, too!

  61. Bertha Wilson says:

    Thanks for the recipes, I love to find and use crock pot recipes. Chicken is my favorite.

  62. I love easy crock pot recipes. I love trying different foods. I think I will give it a try.

  63. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This is a different version of a fricassee for chicken that I would love to try. I have never cooked with pimento stuffed olives which would give the dish a unique flavor.

  64. I also enjoy crock pot cooking. Its very convenient and just makes everything so tender and appealing. Although I haven’t tried your recipe as of yet, I do cook ribs, chili and spaghetti sauce quite often.

  65. This sounds yummy!

  66. cylina williams says:

    This looks fantastic. I am going to try this next week to shake up my cooking routine!

  67. Liberty Thompson says:

    I love that this recipe is for the crockpot and it looks delicious and fast to put together!

  68. this looks and sounds good thanks for sharing next time I try fr my family

  69. Christine H says:

    This looks and sounds amazing! And LOVE that its a crock pot meal :) BONUS!

  70. Brittany Thomas says:

    This looks so amazing and I LOVE that it’s in the crockpot!

  71. I enjoy trying recipes I have never tried before. I haven’t made fricase ever or even anything like it. The fact that it can cook alone during working hours is a big plus. I just know how tender the chicken will be and how flavorful the entire dish.

  72. So this is chicken fricassee, I’ve heard of it but never eaten it. It looks delicious, thank you for sharing this recipe.

  73. Something different. I don’t think I ever tried Cuban chicken. My husband would love this!

  74. Marcia Lee says:

    My husband and I would love this recipe. And I like the fact that it is made in the crock pot. With a cooking bag there would not be much clean up. Ideal!

  75. I love trying new recipes and this one sounds yummy! Crock pot cooking is one of my favorite ways to cook, so this will be perfect! Hopefully I am able to locate your secret ingredient at my local store. Thank you for sharing!

  76. this looks absolutely scrumptious! I’d never heard of dry cooking wine before. I love how easy it is to use the crockpot.

  77. Gale McCarron says:

    Just received a crockpot for the holidays and I’ve been searching for recipes to try in it. This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try. Thanks!

  78. kelly Nicholson says:

    thank you..youve given me something to do..

  79. I love finding new crock pot recipes and this sounds so delish! Thanks for posting and love that sweet photo of your little one you posted.

  80. This sounds awesome and easy to make will have to makethis

  81. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I have never cooked Cuban food before, but I would try this. It doesn’t look that hard!! Thank you

  82. Carissa Joslyn says:

    tHis looks really good I just got a crock pot for Christmas & i need to find some amazing delicious recipes to try!

  83. Kera Adams says:

    This looks like a great and easy meal for the whole family. I think my husband would especially like it.

  84. (Crockpot Cuban Fricase de Pollo (Cuban Chicken Fricassée)) This really sounds like a really good recipe to make for my husband and I. Have never made this before but really want to try it out, I use my crock pot a lot.

  85. Melissa Marinho says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks, ad sounds, DELICIOUS! I am always looking for different and tasty crock pot recipes that my family will loooove, and this one is being printed and made asap! Thanks for sharing!

  86. Victoria Cortinas says:

    I love this. I am going to make this for my family. I am sure everyone will enjoy it. Thanks!!

  87. Joni Caraway (trippygrandmaof3) says:

    This is a recipe I am definitely trying out. It looks delicious and can’t wait to cook it for my family. Thanks for sharing.

  88. Looks tasty !

  89. I can’t wait to try this! I’ve never really tried Cuban food. Growing up, nearly everything I ate was cooked with soy sauce, vinegar, onions, and garlic so I already crave foods with strong flavors. I’m collecting crockpot meals and this fits the bill. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe.

  90. This looks amazing! I’ve never made any Cuban food. I’m always a fan of using the crockpot.

  91. Piper Leigh says:

    This looks really good and something I know my husband would like to try! Thanks for the new idea!

  92. this looks tasty! I would have to do it with white meat chicken though!

  93. Danielle D says:

    I’ve been trying to find a new crockpot recipe with chicken for our weekday dinners, this is most definitely going on our menu! Thank you :)

  94. Yum, this looks so good. I love crock pot meals so I will definitely be making this soon!

  95. Thanks so much for this recipe! I love trying new things!

  96. Amelia Jarvis says:

    I am making this tomorrow for dinner!!!!! Yummy Yummy Yummy!!!!!!! We love crock pot meals especially during this time of year!!!

  97. Becki Witherow says:

    This looks delicious! Pinning this!

  98. I tried this recipe and my family loved it, it has a great flavor and so tender

  99. I think this looks awesome. I will have to copy this and try it out some time!

  100. This looks absolutely delicious! And being a crockpot meal is an added bonus! =) Definitely pinning this to my crockpot meals

  101. Christina Howell says:

    This looks delicious. I will definitely try it since I have been experimenting with my crockpot.

  102. Ashley Nicole says:

    I’m always looking for good crockpot recipes, especially with the fall weather. I’m going to try this one!

  103. Erin Knack says:

    I grew up with Sazon seasoning. My mom would use it in her spanish rice. Total comfort food for me. This looks delicious…I think I may need to try it!

  104. Michael Lambert says:

    This sounds really good and looks good.

  105. Jennifer A. says:

    This recipe looks delicious! I am always looking for good crockpot recipes! I will have to pass my this along to my crock pot loving friends as well. :)

  106. Thanks for all the pictures. This definitely looks like something I could make.

  107. maria carrasco says:

    This looks so delicious and easy to do. I have to try this recipe. My family loves to try new things.

  108. Claudia Rodriguez says:

    I am going to try it tomorrow! I am Latina too
    Thanks for the recipe

  109. This looks delish and easy to make. Always looking at new crock pot recipes.

  110. Mariaelena Dominguez says:

    I love using my crockpot…I’m gonna try this soon.

  111. I love that you use ingredients that I have in my home! I love Goya and use Sazón when I can. I can only assume that your Cuban? My husband is Puerto Rican and we have the same cooking styles. My husband does not like when I cook bone in chicken however I may be able to slide this recipe in! Oh, can I recommend Goya Olive oil, it’s so yummy! Great recipe!

  112. I’m going to have to try that. I love my crock pot.

  113. Mellisa Louise says:

    This looks yummy! Cubans make the best chicken! I’ve been to Cuba and enjoyed the different flavours.

  114. THIS LOOKS SO GOOD –WILL YOU MAKE ME SOME AND SEND IT TO ME–HEHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  115. This looks so good will have to try I love new recipes to try for my family

  116. Dianna Thomas says:

    Well, we just ate dinner, and thought I’d sit down and read a few blogs– recipes are my favorite–this sounds yummy–and of course our family is a big chicken eater family– I have never tried this orange juice–only the lime– so that will be the next thing I’ll do when making this– thanks for the suggestion– :-)

  117. My grandmother makes a dish very similar to this (Puerto Rican style) ;) I LOVE this chicken – perfect, flavorful, and tender

  118. I absolutely love Cuban food; thank you for sharing this recipe. I used to live in Tampa and there were several Cuban restaurants we would frequent; I really miss them. I also like making crockpot recipes….so easy!

  119. Michael Lambert says:

    This is a recipe I have never heard of but sounds good.

  120. Lisa Ehrman says:

    Oh, this sounds good! I’m always looking for great crock-pot recipes. Our busy family loves to depend on the ease of crock-pot meals. Thanks!

  121. Anne Sweden says:

    I have printed this out to save and try in a couple of weeks (already made my grocery trip before I read your post….). Can already tell this is going to be a winner from the ingredients list, and I already know you’re a fantastic cook! Thanks for sharing :-)

  122. Danette Lykins says:

    Looks yummy! and busy moms love crockpot recipes~ thanks!

  123. This sounds soooooooooo yummmmy ! I will definitely try it and get back to you……(that’ll probably be to take my hat off to you)
    Miriam

  124. Heather Barnes says:

    Yummy I love crockpot recipes!

  125. Jillian Massengale says:

    I love crock pot recipes! And chicken always comes out SO tender. I HAVE to try this. :) My partner will be so impressed.

  126. Becky Schollian says:

    Oh Boy, I just got a new Crock Pot My family has been asking me to cook them a big meal. They are out of the house and on their own now. This will make for a fabulous family dish. YUM!!

  127. Maria Iemma says:

    This is delicious – love chicken, love rice, love sauce, a love fest

  128. Jessica Hughes says:

    MMMM

  129. Christine Leann Diaz says:

    I am making it now for a dinner party with Yucca, plaintains, black beans and yellow rice. It is for my husband’s 50th birthday!! and yes he is CUBAN!!!

  130. Carissa Whaatt says:

    This looks really good, and the smile on your girls face tells it all. I’m def going to be trying this asap! I’d have to get a crock pot though :D

  131. Meg Michelle Greenan Liani says:

    Looks amazing!! Gotta try it! Thank you!! :)

  132. stephanie says:

    sounds good, I am always looking for something different to do with chicken.

  133. Emily Skinkle says:

    I miss my crockpot!!! inspiration to get another ASAP.

  134. Michelle Lee says:

    Love chicken in the crock pot! This recipes sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

  135. Rebecca Peters says:

    LOVE this recipe. Going to try it out later this week. I hate being in the kitchen all day!

  136. sherry lareau says:

    This chicken recipe sounds really good! Especially since I like to cook in my crockpot. I would leave out the raisins though.

  137. Vicki Hall says:

    I love cooking with my crock pot and am always looking for new recipes to try . This looks like a really good one. This is gonna sound like a dumb question but what are capers ? Thanks for the recipe

  138. nhj070913 says:

    This looks SOOOOOO delicious!!! I really need to try this…so different from what I usually cook.

  139. Looks and sounds great, thanks for the recipe!

  140. Becky Bryant says:

    This recipe sounds incredibly delicious. I am always looking for new things to try because my family gets tired of the same old things. It also sounds super easy and I like doing easy. Thanks again for the recipe and your info.

  141. This looks easy and yummy! I get tired of the regular roast beef and potatoes in the crock pot. Thanks for the recipe.

  142. gracefulhomemaker says:

    This looks so yummy! We love cooking chicken in the crock pot, and this looks like a meal my family would love! Pinning to save this! =)

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