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Cuban Chicken

Cuban Chicken


  • To make the marinade, add the garlic, orange juice, lime juice, salt, white wine vinegar, pepper, cumin and fresh oregano in a food processor.
  • Beat until all of the ingredients are completely combined and the garlic has completely broken down.
  • Place the pieces of chicken in a deep bowl and pour the marinade over them.
  • Brush the chicken with the marinade until completely coated and cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate and allow to marinate for 2-12 hours.
  • When ready to cook, preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Remove the chicken from refrigerator and transfer to an ovenproof baking dish.
  • Pour any remaining marinade over the chicken and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Insert a kitchen thermometer to the center of the chicken pieces and when it reaches over 65* C (150* F) and the skin is golden and crunchy it is ready.
  • Remove from oven, drain any juices from the baking dish and reserve to make the sauce.
  • Place a pot over medium heat and add the butter.
  • Let it melt a little, add the flour and whisk.
  • Sauté while whisking, until the mixture becomes a paste and starts to turn golden. You are making a roux.
  • Gradually add the chicken while continuously whisking.
  • Let the sauce boil for 3 minutes, until it starts to bubble.
  • Add the heavy cream and allow to come to a boil.
  • Season to taste, serve with rice and top with some saffron threads.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
24 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
44 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
69 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
7 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
3 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
63 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
2 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
42 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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