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Chicken and Tostones (Fried Plantains)

You will LOVE this unique dish!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Tostones Frying5 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1-2 cups water (or chicken broth)
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 large green plaintains
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 3 cups cooking oil, like canola
  • ketchup


  • Place whole chicken in slow cooker with 1-2 cups of water or chicken broth. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Cook on low for 8 or 10 hours.
  • Before dinner, cook the rice as directed.
  • How to Cook Tostones: Heat the cooking oil.
  • Peel or cut the peel from the green plaintains and cut into 1" chunks.
  • Add plantains to hot oil (I set mine on #7 on the burner's dial). Fry for about 5 minutes. Remove from oil with slotted spoon and place back on cutting board.
  • Smash plantains with potato masher or large rolling pin. Once smash, return to hot oil and fry again for 4-5 minutes. Remove from oil with slotted spoon and set on paper towel to rid of excess oil.
  • Cook rice, as directed.
  • Once chicken is cooked, let it cool for about 10 minutes before handling. Cut off as much chicken meat as you can.
  • Serve Chicken pieces with White Rice and Tostones and Ketchup.