The zest of citrus in any meal makes my mouth water. Add some juicy tender fall apart chicken with bursts of some tangy citrus and garlic fabulousness and you have one happy mama. Perfect to throw in before picking up the kiddos from school or to put in the crock pot before going to work for the day, this meal will sure to please the masses.
And that’s just the beginning.
I love to give kudos to any recipe that is fool proof easy and can just be a set it and forget it meal. Extra kudos if it is just as good the next day for leftovers. This little nod to some of my favorite cuisine does both without fail. My children are super excited when its Cuban night. The tangy mouthwatering flavors are ones even the pickiest eaters will have a hard time turning away. Shred it up for the small kiddos or have it
The main ingredients are simple- just orange juice and lime with garlic and onion. Pour them over browned chicken and go run those errands that are on your to do list. (Return those pants that your child grew out of before they even wore them, take an extra few minutes in the shower, or just go and relax. Ha! )
After running your marathon of the day you will be able to look forward to your pre-planning with a delicious juicy and crowd pleasing spread. Add some tasty black beans and rice as a side to be authentic and plate it up. Garnish with some fresh flat leaf parsley and lime wedges and boom! Your multitasking will be a thing of beauty.Print
This crowd-pleasing meal is a fabulous nod to Cuban Cuisine. Juicy fall apart chicken with bursts of tangy citrus and garlic and one pot ease is sure to be a family favorite.
3 TBSP Olive Oil
4-6 Chicken Quarters
Salt and pepper to taste
8 Garlic Cloves
3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (3-4 oranges)
3/4 cup fresh lime juice (approx 5 limes)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1 yellow onion thinly sliced
1/2 cup minced fresh flat leaf parsley
2 limes wedged
Take quarters and season with salt and pepper. Add olive oil to your pan. Once warm add chicken to brown. 7 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on other side. Remove chicken and place in slow cooker. Keep fat in pan and add garlic. Cook for one minute. Pour in orange and lime juices. Increase heat to bring to a boil and deglaze pan. Pour over chicken in crock pot. Add bay leaf, onion and sprinkle 1 tsp of salt over the chicken. Cook on high for 2.5 hours or 5 hours on low. Remove bay leaf and garnish with parsley and lime wedges. Enjoy!