Chef's Quick Tip: Chicken Carnitas

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Source: JeanettesHealthyLiving.com

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas (Paleo, Whole 30, gluten-free)

Ingredients:

· 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs

· 2 teaspoons dried oregano

· ½ teaspoon dried thyme

· 1 teaspoon ground cumin

· 1 bay leaf

· a few dashes cayenne pepper

· 1 medium onion, sliced

· 4 cloves garlic, chopped

· 1 orange, juiced (reserve orange halves)

· 2 teaspoons sea salt 

· ½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in Instant Pot, including orange halves.

2. Seal Instant Pot and cook under high pressure for 10 minutes.

3. Naturally release pressure for 15 minutes; quick release remaining pressure.

4. Remove chicken from pot and let cool; shred using two forks or your fingers.

5. If you wish, crisp up chicken in pan with a little olive oil.

Notes:

· Have fun and setup a taco/burrito bowl bar with chicken carnitas, fresh salsa, guacamole, chopped red onion, cilantro, chopped lettuce, etc.

· Serve with cauliflower rice for Paleo, Whole 30 meal.

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