I have always loved a good Cuban meal. I love Cuban sandwiches, Mojo Chicken, black beans and rice, and of course plantains! A few years ago, I tried to come up with an easy way to have this delicious food in our home, without having to cook all day! Viola! I came up with Crockpot Cuban Chicken and Beans.
This easy dish combines the flavors of Cuba with the ease of a crockpot. This dish is so simple, so versatile, so healthy, and you can eat it several different ways.
2 lb. chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 orange bell pepper, chopped
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed (I like the low sodium)
1 can pinto (or white or cannelloni) beans, drained and rinsed (I like the low sodium)
1 cup Mojo Marinade (about 1/2 a bottle)
Tortillas for serving
*TIP: use the other half (of the bottle) to marinate chicken breast and/or pork tenderloin and grill for another tasty dinner!!
Place chicken in crockpot.
Then layer all of the beans and peppers on top of chicken. Pour Mojo sauce over everything in crockpot. Do no stir.Set crockpot to High for 6 hours or Low for 8 hours. Stir at the halfway point (if you are not home, don’t worry about this step.
When cooking is complete, shred chicken in the crockpot using two forks.
This dish is so versatile and can be enjoyed so many ways! I always like to top it with a little cilantro and Greek yogurt (or sour cream), plus a squeeze of lime. Use as a filling for corn tortillas or try it these other ways:Serve over rice.In a bowl by itself, with extra tomatoes (or salsa).
Over tortilla chips (think: NACHOS! Yum!) and top with cheese and melt, with a fried egg on top, on a corn tortilla shell for a “street” taco taste, or over a bed of greens.
Or on Cuban bread, then press (aka, grilled).
This is one of my families favorite recipes and it is so easy and delicious. You will love how your house smells with the aroma of these flavors. Those are just a few examples of how we like to eat Cuban Crockpot Chicken (and beans!). When you try it, let us know what your favorite way is. I hope you, your family, and friends, love this much as much as we do!