A few months ago my husband and I went to Miami for vacation. I lived in Miami while in college and that’s when I fell in love with Cuban food, but my husband has never had any.
I just had to find a great Cuban restaurant, so he could see what he’s missing. We went to Puerto Sagua in South Beach and it was amazing. He had the Cuban sandwich and I had the roasted chicken. It was so delicious!
I knew that no matter how hard I tried I would never be able to duplicate how good it tasted. I decided instead of roasting the chicken to pop it into my slow cooker. I used the same flavors as the roasted chicken and it came out fantastic. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Salsa Criolla Chicken
- 26 Oz. Cornish Game Hen
- 2 Cups Tomato Sauce
- 1 ½ Cups Water
- 1 Tbsp. Cumin Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
- 3 Tsp. Lime Juice
- 2 Tsp. Oregano Leaves
- 1 ½ Tsp. Salt
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 1 Garlic Clove Peeled, Chopped
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion Diced
Remove skin from hen.
In the slow cooker, mix all ingredients, except the hen.
Once mixed, place hen into slow cooker.
Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours.
Serve with black beans and rice.