Easy Slow-Cooker Chicken Ropa Vieja


2 medium sweet red peppers, sliced5 teaspoons adobo seasoning, divided
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled chopped1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 cup chunky salsa3 to 6 teaspoons lime juice
2 tablespoons tomato paste **1/4 cup butter
1 garlic clove, minced3 ripe plantains, peeled and thinly sliced into thin rounds
1 teaspoon ground cuminHot cooked rice, lime wedges and additional fresh cilantro leaves, optional
  • Directions

    • Place the first 7 ingredients and 1 teaspoon adobo in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Rub the remaining adobo seasoning over chicken; add to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 5-6 hours. Using 2 forks, shred chicken. Stir in lime juice to taste; heat through.
    • Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook plantains in batches until tender and golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
    • Serve chicken with plantains using a slotted spoon. If desired, serve with rice, lime wedges and cilantro.
    Nutrition Facts
1 serving:
387 calories
16g fat (7g saturated fat)
96mg cholesterol
1428mg sodium
39g carbohydrate
23g protein
20g sugars
4g fiber