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Latin Crockpot Sofrito Chicken

Crockpot Sofrito Chicken

Amanda
A flavorful Latin inspired Sofrito Chicken for the crockpot. Peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic and cilantro make this slow cooked chicken a must try!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Chicken, Crockpot
Cuisine Latin
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs chicken thighs bone-in
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 2 medium cubanelle peppers
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 handful of cilantro optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes undrained (14.5 oz)
  • small can tomato sauce 8 oz
  • 1 packet goya sazon seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon goya adobo seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of oregano
  • 10 olives + 2 tablespoon olive juice
  • 1 1/2 cup warm chicken broth
  • prepared rice

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken in crockpot.
  • Wash, prep and roughly chop peppers, onion, cilantro and garlic for food processor.
  • Process veggies, drizzle in olive oil. Pulse until you have a thin salsa consistency. This is your sofrito.
  • Pour sofrito over chicken.
  • Pour can of undrained diced tomatoes and tomato sauce over chicken.
  • Add packet of sazon, bay leaves, adobo, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, oregano, olives and olive juice.
  • Pour warm chicken broth over top.
  • Cover crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours - whichever works for you.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Eat this almost like a stew. Serve chicken with a BIG ladle of sofrito/juices/sauce and a hearty portion of rice. Sprinkle with a pinch of chopped cilantro if you like.
  • Enjoy : )