Ropa Vieja is a mainstay of the Cuban-American diet. It's traditionally made with steak, but this recipe uses chicken breast and is still fantastic; the leftovers are even better. It is wonderful served with white rice and fried plantains.
The chicken breasts may be cooked in a slow cooker, covered, on High for 3 to 4 hours.
I am the author of this recipe. I agree with one of the reviews, stating that it came out bland. I always add 2-3 tbsp cumin - hence "to taste". - 25 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My boyfriend really enjoyed this recipe, but only after I added lots of Adobo seasoning, garlic powder, and cumin after I tasted it. I still feel that it is a really great base recipe, and a great idea to use healthier chicken breast as opposed to steak. I am making it again tonight! - 15 May 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I doubled the sauce portion of this recipe and served it with black beans and rice and fried plantains. It turned out great! - 28 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)