Chef's Quick Tip: Chicken Carnitas

<p>Chef Jeanette shows how to make a delicious kid-friendly dinner in less than half an hour.</p>

News 12 Staff

Mar 30, 2018, 3:30 PM

Updated 2,241 days ago

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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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