You might not know it, but I love Latin food. So when I find a new recipe that I can make in my slow cooker – well I just couldn’t find a reason not to. Slow Cooker Chicken a la Criolla had me at hello. It has such great flavor and is healthy too.
There isn’t anything I would change about this recipe…it is so good.
It’s pretty simple, you basically put all the ingredients in your slow cooker…
Set your slow cooker to low or high. Now here’s the hard part, waiting to eat it, your home will smell so good it will be difficult not to open the lid and nibble!
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Slow Cooker Chicken a La Criolla
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 tbsp alcaparrado or pitted spanish olives
8 oz can tomato sauce
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
salt to taste
1-2 bay leaf
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (plus 2 tbsp more for serving)
- Combine the chicken through tomatoes in to your slow cooker. Season with salt, pepper, cumin an oregano. Mix well.
- Add tomato sauce, olives with 1 tbsp. of brine, 1/2 cup water, bay leave and cilantro. Mix together. Set crock pot to Low for 6 hours or High for hours. When done taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
- Add two tbsp. of chopped cilantro and serve over rice, we used brown rice.