Keyword: barbacoa, Cuban chicken, garlic, instant pot, polla a la barbacoa, soy sauce
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Total Time: 25minutes
1 ½tablespoonsof olive oil
½teaspoonof black pepper
1teaspoonof ground cumin
1tablespoonof dried oregano
1cupof soy sauceor amino acids
1stick of butterchopped
cilantro to garnishoptional
In a bowl season chicken with salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano.
Set the Instant Pot on saute for 12 minutes. Add oil to insert and allow insert to warm, about 1 minute.
Add in chicken (may have to be done in batches), brown chicken on both sides.
Once chicken has browned, cancel saute mode.
Add water, soy sauce, garlic, and butter.
Close lid, set to seal and press high pressure for 10 minutes.
Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes and then do a quick release.
Stir chicken and sauce gently before serving.
If you're making this polla a la barbacoa on the stove top, the steps are similar:
Add oil to a pot, and over medium high heat warm it. Add chicken, brown both sides.
Add in remaining ingredients, allow the sauce to come to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes, checking and stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through.
**If you see that the sauce is boiling, lower heat to medium. You don't want it boiling, you want a steady simmer only. Also, add in up to a cup of water slowly (be the judge of it, if you want it thicker, have less water) if it's starting to dry out.**If you're making this keto friendly, replace the soy sauce with amino acids.
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