Crock Pot Chicken a la Criolla Recipe

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Nora Horton Modified: March 24, 2022
Crock Pot Chicken a la Criolla Recipe

How To Make Crock Pot Chicken a la Criolla

Crock Pot Chicken a la Criolla is a sumptuous dish made with boneless chicken thighs, bursting with Latin flavors from cilantro, garlic, tomato, and spices.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 10pcschicken thighs,(2 lbs) skinless, boneless, fat trimmed
  • 1small onion,diced
  • 1garlic clove,crushed
  • 1bell pepper,chopped or sliced
  • 4plum tomatoes
  • 2tbspspanish olives,alcaparrado or pitted
  • 8oztomato sauce,(1 can)
  • ¼tsporegano
  • ¼tspcumin
  • salt,to taste
  • 2bay leaf
  • ¼cupchopped cilantro,plus 2 tbsp more for serving

Instructions

Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Place chicken, onion, garlic, pepper, and tomatoes in the crockpot. Season with salt, cumin, and oregano. Mix well so everything is seasoned.

  2. Add tomato sauce, alcaparrado (or olives) along with 1 tablespoon of brine, ½ cup of water, bay leaf, and cilantro.

  3. Mix well and set crockpot to High for about 4 hours or Low for about 6 to 8 hours. When done, taste for salt and seasoning and adjust spices as needed.

  4. Add 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro and serve over rice.

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Place chicken, onion, garlic, pepper, and tomatoes in the instant pot. Season with salt, cumin, and oregano. Mix well so everything is seasoned.

  2. Add tomato sauce, alcaparrado (or olives) along with 1 tablespoon of brine, ½ cup of water, bay leaf, and cilantro.

  3. Mix well and cook high pressure for about 20 minutes, natural release. When done, taste for salt and seasoning and adjust spices as needed.

  4. Add 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro and serve over rice.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 414.71kcal
  • Fat: 28.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.79g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.20g
  • Fiber: 2.25g
  • Sugar: 4.53g
  • Protein: 29.58g
  • Cholesterol: 166.60mg
  • Sodium: 716.05mg
  • Calcium: 36.66mg
  • Potassium: 680.42mg
  • Iron: 2.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 111.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 41.95mg
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