This easy and delicious Crockpot Cuban Fricase de Pollo (Cuban Chicken Fricassée) is perfection for any meal! This is my go to easy chicken recipe the family loves and is easy to set, forget and have a delicious meal when you get home. Read on to find out how to make Cuban fricase de pollo slow cooker edition!
Cuban fricase de pollo slow cooker edition
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!
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
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 (That is cooked with a few bay leaves that are removed before serving, veg.oil, salt and pepper)
*The original recipe also calls for peas and raisins but that’s up to your personal preference)
- 2-3 lbs chicken (legs,quarters,etc..)
- 1 lg onion sliced
- 6 garlic cloves, cut up
- One 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
- 1lb potatoes, peeled and quartered
- Mix all the ingredients into the crock pot or slow cooker
- Give it a good stir
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8.
- The big thing is to make sure the chicken is cooked because if that's ready the whole dish will be at the right sazon (or seasoning)
- Serve and enjoy.
I serve this over a bed of rice that is cooked with a couple of bay leaves, salt, pepper and EVO. However, what you serve it over is your personal preference. I know some people say that potatoes are a starch already but, honestly we're Cuban and love our carbs.
I estimated the serving sizes below for the purpose of this program but honestly it always depends on the evaporation of the water and size of chicken used. For little kids I also take the chicken off the bone.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1376 Total Fat: 73g Saturated Fat: 20g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 45g Cholesterol: 513mg Sodium: 952mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 6g Protein: 135g