Mojo Chicken Recipe is a delicious citrus infused recipe served over rice with your favorite vegetable. The slow cooker makes this meal effortless and everyone gets an amazing meal!
Mojo Chicken Recipe
If you are looking to jazz up plain chicken, this Mojo Chicken Recipe is a must try! It is simply amazing and just bursting with flavor.
The orange and lime juice combine with all of the seasonings for the most tender and delicious chicken. I love that family dinner is actually easy now. The stress of dinner is gone once you toss amazing meals like this in the crockpot.
It is a win-win.
What is mojo chicken?
Mojo flavor typically refers to Cuban cooking that has a sauce with garlic and citrus. It is delicious on chicken but can also be used on pork and other types of meat.
Is mojo chicken spicy?
This dish is easy to adapt to suit your tastes. It can be made spicy if you prefer and some mojo recipes include peppers.
What to serve with mojo chicken?
This meal is delicious served over white rice. We actually cook rice in the slow cooker.
This is so handy and I like to cook a ton of rice in my crock pot and then freeze it for recipes like this one.
This way I always have some cooked rice on hand for recipes that require it or for a quick side dish in not time at all.
Freezing rice is so easy and saves me tons of time in the kitchen. If you aren’t freezing rice, you should be! It is a huge time saver.
This really saves us so much time and makes dinner time easier during the week. I am always looking for ways to save time and still serve my family amazing meals.
Little time saving tricks like these really add up to big time savings and make a huge difference in getting dinner on the table fast. Try freezing rice and see how much time you save and how delicious it is.
It is just so handy to add to meals anytime you need rice.
Pair this dish with a green veggie and you are ready to go! We love these delicious roasted green beans with this chicken. They only take a minute to prepare and they are so yummy.
This recipe is also good with oven roasted asparagus. Steamed Broccoli is also delicious and easy. Try adding black beans to the ice with this chicken for another easy idea.
Ingredients for cuban mojo chicken?
- chicken breast (Chicken thighs are also delicious.)
- orange juice
- mint extract
- minced garlic
How to make cuban chicken breast recipe:
Place all the ingredients in the crock pot. It is that simple!
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3 hours.
When finished place the chicken on a cookie sheet lined with foil. This is optional but really gives the chicken a delicious glaze if you broil it.
Spoon the extra sauce on top of the chicken.
Broil for a few minutes. Keep reading for the full recipe.
You will need a good crock pot to make this Mojo Chicken recipe.
I have the Ninja cooking system and it is my absolute favorite. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker.
It is nice to just have the one pan to clean and it is very handy. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.
If you are in the market for a new crockpot, this one is my favorite. I use this all the time and it’s great.
This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere. I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing!
There are several others on sale here.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
If you don’t use the liners, I would use cooking spray.
This cuban mojo chicken marinade is so flavorful and delicious!
The fresh citrus and garlic really give this recipe such a great flavor. It is so tasty.
You can make the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken the night before if you prefer. If I am making roasted chicken, I like to do that for even more flavor.
Try Cuban Chicken Thighs for another great meal idea.
Just substitute chicken thighs for the chicken breasts. Not only is this delicious but a great way to make use of what you have or can get on sale.
Use leftovers to make Mojo Chicken Tacos.
Shred the chicken and make tacos or even nachos. The possibilities are endless with this recipe.
You can also make Cuban Baked Chicken.
This recipe can also be baked instead if you don’t want to use the crock pot. It is so easy either way!
Print this mojo chicken recipe below:
Mojo Chicken Recipe
- 4 chicken breast – filleted or you can use 8 bone-in chicken thighs
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 2 limes Juiced
- 1 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 tsp mint extract
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- Place all the ingredients in the crock pot.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3 hours.
- When finished place the chicken on a cookie sheet lined with foil (optional).
- Spoon the extra sauce on top of the chicken.
- Broil for 5 minutes on each side or until brown.
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Looks good. For baking in the oven—how long and what temp? Do I marinade the chicken first with the sauce or do I boil the sauce and pour over the chicken?
Another family favorite! Thank you for making dinner an adventure.
I marinate for 8 hours then roast for approx 45-60 mins at 450° basting toward the end. I tripled the garlic and roughly chopped it so it wouldn’t burn. The sauce is delicious.
That sounds delicious – thanks for sharing!