Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lickety Split Citrus Chicken, Peppers & Onions Saute


I will often buy 2-3 rotisserie chickens at one time. Usually having one for dinner that same night, shredding and freezing all the dark meat for salads or sandwiches and the breast meat for use in other quick to make recipes like my Lickety Split Lime Chicken, Peppers & Onions Saute. This recipe is fast, easy and delicious with the flavors of cumin, Cuban complete seasoning (homemade), lime and sour orange juice giving it a Latin flair. This is a great meal for a busy weeknight and comes together in about 20 minutes.  If you prepare everything ahead of time by slicing up the veggies and mincing your garlic, you can shave off about 5 minute! I think that's pretty awesome for a meal you and your family will enjoy every time.

Serves 4

2 breasts from one rotisserie chicken, thickly shredded
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 large onions, sliced
2 medium bell peppers, sliced in strips
1 generous teaspoon minced garlic
2 limes, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon Homemade Cuban Complete Seasoning
2 tablespoons Sour Orange Juice
1 teaspoon cumin
3 small pinches salt
Pepper to taste

  • Shred the breast meat from the rotisserie chicken. Make the shreds thick not stringy. Set aside.
  • Heat a stainless steel pan over medium heat, add olive oil, onions and peppers. Saute 5 minutes, stir often.
  • Stir in garlic, saute 2 minutes.
  • Add in chicken, stir to combine with vegetables, cook 2 -3 minutes, stir often.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, cover, lower heat to low, cook 5 minutes, stir often.

Serve with over white rice,  and an avocado salad dressed with lime juice and a pinch of salt. Enjoy!


  1. What an amazing Cuban style recipe! It must be delicious. Plus, we can use any leftover rotisserie chicken. Yummy! Thank you Jackie, have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks YOU for stopping by and commenting Little Cooking Tips! It's one of those "go to" recipes I make when I just don't know what to cook or just didn't plan ahead and best of all, it's absolutely delicious!

  2. I never think of shredding chicken.... Time to expand my mind!

    1. For me it's a life saver or rather a sanity saver at the end of a long day at work! Love having a few rotisserie chickens in the freezer to this moments.