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Chicken Carnitas

Chicken Carnitas
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Serve with soft tortillas with your favorite taco toppings, like chopped fresh cilantro, diced red onions, shredded cheese, and lime wedges.
Yields:6 servings

To Freeze and Cook Later

  1. Label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and “use-by” date (3 months from when you prepped the meal).
  2. Add all ingredients except the water to the freezer bag.  
  3. Carefully remove as much air as possible, seal and freeze for up to three months. 

To Cook in Crockpot

  1. Add freezer bag to crockpot with water and cook on “low” setting for 4-6 hours.
  2. Shred the chicken and serve.

To Cook in Instant Pot

  1. Add to instant pot with water. 
  2. Pressure cook 25 minutes. 
  3. Naturally release. 
  4. Shred the chicken and serve.

Nutritional info available soon.


  • Karen Cunningham says:

    Love this recipe! The flavor is delicious. If I have extra citrus in our kitchen, I will prepare a small freezer bag with all ingredients except the chicken then pop it in the freezer and use at a later date when I have the chicken available.

  • Ruth Lewis says:

    I’m new at this. I’m retired but not dead. Very busy. Can’t wait to try the freezer bag method!
    Ruth Lewis

  • Vonnie DeFreee says:

    I’m new to this and excited about preparing and freezing meals for later. Just the two of us so should work well.

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