Chicken Ropa Vieja

Chicken Ropa Vieja

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  • Total Time


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  • Ingredients:

  • 3

    (22.5 oz) chicken breast halves

  • 1

    small onion, quartered

  • 1

    tomato, quartered

  • 1

    carrot, peeled and chopped

  • 2

    cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1

    tbsp olive oil

  • 1

    small onion, thinly sliced

  • 1

    small green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 1

    small red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • ¼

    cup dry white wine

  • ½

    cup tomato sauce

  • reserved broth

  • 1

    tsp cumin, or more to taste (I like a lot)

  • garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste


Place chicken, onion, tomato, carrot, and 2 cloves of garlic into crock pot. Add water to cover, and set to high for 4 hours until the chicken is tender. If cooking on the stove, cook on medium-low, and simmer until the chicken is tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Place the chicken into a bowl and shred it into strips using a fork; set aside. Reserve the liquid. In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, onions, green peppers, and red peppers. Cook about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in chicken, tomato sauce, white wine, and about 3/4 cup of the reserved broth to create a nice sauce. Season with cumin, garlic powder salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes more adding more broth and seasoning if needed. Makes 4 cups.


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