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Cuban Style Braised Chicken

Cuban Style Braised Chicken
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  • 8 - 9 chicken drumsticks (about 3 pounds)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 onion, medium-sized, thinly sliced
  • 1 TBLS olive oil



1 In large resealable plastic bag, combine salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic, orange juice, lime juice and onion slices.

2 Seal bag and shake to mix well. Add chicken, seal, shake well and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.

3 Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm olive oil.

4 Add chicken and brown on all sides, turning frequently, about 10 minutes total.

5 Reduce heat to medium-low, cover skillet and let chicken cook 10 minutes more. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.

6 Pour marinade with onions into same skillet; increase heat to medium.

7 When sauce simmers, return chicken to pan, along with any juices that have collected on the plate.

8 Cover skillet, reduce heat to very low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Source: National Chicken Council