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Slow-Cooker Cactus Pear Chicken with Broccoli Rabe

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While the cactus pear can be intimidating to use because of their hard seeds, sometimes all it takes to get creative with new ingredients is to know how to use them. As soon as you extract that sweet juice, you will want to use them in everything. This slow cooker cactus pear chicken with broccoli rabe brings the perfect combination of flavors and fall-off-the-bone comfort.

6HR

Total Cooking Time

11

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Servings:
6
Serves 6
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5
Pears , peeled, quartered
1 bunch
Broccoli Rabe , de-stemmed
1
Orange , juiced
2
Limes , juiced
1/4 cup
Agave Nectar
3 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
3 cloves
Garlic , minced
1 Tbsp
Chili Powder
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Step 1
Remove and discard the skin from the Bone-In, Skin-On Chicken Leg Quarters (4) . Arrange the chicken in an even layer in the slow cooker.
Step 2
Add the Pears (5) to a blender or food processor. Run until smooth. Strain to remove seeds.
Step 3
Mix together the pear juice, Orange (1) , Agave Nectar (1/4 cup) , Brown Sugar (3 Tbsp) , Garlic (3 cloves) , Dried Oregano (1 Tbsp) , Chili Powder (1 Tbsp) , Limes (2) , and Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp) in a medium bowl and pour it over the chicken.
Step 4
Cover and cook 3-4 hours on low
Step 5
Add the Broccoli Rabe (1 bunch) to the slow cooker on top of the chicken. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and falling off the bone, 1 more hour on low.

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