Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas Recipe2013-10-15
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so….needless to say,
this was a quick and easy recipe and
we enjoyed carnita wraps for a few days! And what’s even more exciting….is that the delicious stock the chicken and seasonings made, looked, smelled and tasted so very very good that I saved it for a soup that I had in mind–
Bonus recipe included after the Carnitas…Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas
1 lb chicken breasts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 c orange juice
2 TBSP lime juice
2 chipotle chilies canned in adobo sauce, drained and chopped
tortillasToppings: salsa sour cream cilantro lettuce tomatoes shredded cheese
except the topping ingredients.
Let this cook on low for 8 hours.
Place the chicken in the crock pot and
add the spices, garlic, cumin…
Add the orange juice…
The lime juice…
Cook on low for 6-8 hours until it is fork tender…shred…
This wonderful stock and shredded chicken pieces
were left in the bottom of the crockpot.
I bagged and refrigerated it for a couple of days
until I was ready to put my soup together.
I placed it in a large stockpot, added 1 can of petite diced tomatoes and I can of black beans, drained and rinsed.
I simmered it about 30 minutes and dinner was ready!
You can serve it with saltines or tortilla chips
and like the carnitas, with any topping you choose.
Hope you’ll save your stock an try it as well! 🙂
It is my new favorite soup…