Hey Friends! I was asked by one of my Instagram followers to create a low FODMAP slow cooker chicken recipe and I came up with this Cuban Mojo Chicken.
After traveling to Miami last weekend to speak at a Gut Microbiome and Diet conference and eating the most flavorful chicken dish at a Cuban restaurant, I was inspired to try a similar recipe at home.
Mojo chicken is typically made with a garlic and citrus sauce. I subbed in garlic infused oil to make this suitable for those with sensitivity to garlic on the low FODMAP diet. I used my zester to add a little orange and lime zest, which adds another dimension of flavor.
I used boneless and skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. I added the uncooked chicken breast directly to the slow cooker. You can also choose to sear the chicken in a skillet first, if you desire some browning of the chicken.
I created a nice flavorful sauce with orange and lime juice, garlic infused oil, cumin and oregano. I also added a little crushed red pepper flakes for just a little heat, but you can opt to leave it out too.
I served this citrus and garlic-y chicken with a side of brown rice that I dressed up with sliced green scallions (green part only) and diced fresh tomatoes. You could also shredded the chicken and use it as taco style meat in a corn tortilla with shredded lettuce and red cabbage or even use the mojo chicken inside a lettuce wrap topped off with a little rice.
The citrus garlic marinade is quite flavorful and tenderizes the slow cooked chicken. So good.