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These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas

Chicken carnitas prepared in the Crockpot Express is on the menu today and it will definitely make you happy. The chicken is tender and crispy. Want to learn how you can make these chicken carnitas? Lets get started!

These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas

After a slow cooked recipe barbecue ribs in the Crockpot Express it is now time for a pressure cooked chicken recipe. It only takes you half an hour in the Crockpot.

Chicken is an easy recipe to shred even if you do not have a Crockpot but chicken is more tender when cooked in the Crockpot Express than boiled.

This recipe is made with chicken breast but you can also substitute with chicken thighs. A chicken breast is a more dry then a thigh but both yields tender meat from the Crockpot.

Using the right liquids adds to the tenderness of the chicken. In this recipe it is lime, orange juice and beer.

Beer can be used as a tenderizer for meats as it contains enzymes that breaks down tough fibers in your meat. Juice also has a tenderizing effect on chicken and really penetrates the meat.

These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas

Chicken carnitas ingredients

To maken Crockpot chicken carnitas you need to get the following ingredients:

These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas

How to maken chicken carnitas

Finely chop the onion and garlic. Now all you need to do is put the chicken breast in the Crockpot Express. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on the chicken breast. Then add the onion and garlic on top of the chicken.

Now it is time for all the liquids so the lime juice, orange juice and the beer. Top with the tomato salsa and you are done.

All you need to do is close the lid and put the Crockpot Express on Meat/Stew and high pressure. Turn the Crockpot to 30 minutes and it will let you know once the Crockpot is done.

Turn your oven to broil and shred the chicken in the mean while. Put some parchment paper on a baking tray and divide your shredded chicken on the baking tray.

Take 4 to 5 tablespoons of liquid from the Crockpot and put it on the chicken before you put the baking tray under the broiler. Leave in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is golden and crispy.

These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas

Make chicken carnitas in a traditional Crockpot slow cooker

If you do not have a Crockpot Express but only a traditional Crockpot slow cooker then you can still make these delicious chicken carnitas.

Follow the same process and how to prepare the chicken, spices and liquids. For the traditional Crockpot set it to 3 hours on High or 6 hours on Low.

When the cooking time is done shred the chicken and then follow the instruction to broil the carnitas and make them crispy and golden.

Eat chicken carnitas with

You can eat chicken carnitas perfectly on it own with potatoes or rice and vegetables. You can also:

These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas

These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas
These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas
These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas

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Chicken carnitas

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes
These chicken carnitas are made with the Crockpot express on high pressure and turned crispy under the grill. A fast chicken dinner recipe done in 40 minutes. #thetortillachannel #chickencarnitas #crockpotexpresscarnitas #fastchickencarnitas

Crockpot chicken carnitas in the pressure cooker. Are done in no time making soft tender meat. The Crockpot express has a slow and pressure cooker option.

Ingredients

  • 200 gram chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp lime
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 1 can beer (25 cl)
  • ⅓ cup salsa

Instructions

1

Finely chop the onion and garlic. Put the chicken breast in the Crockpot Express. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on the chicken breast. Then add the onion and garlic on top of the chicken

2

Add the lime juice, orange juice and the beer. Top with the tomato salsa

3

Close the lid and put the Crockpot Express on Meat/Stew and high pressure. Turn the Crockpot to 30 minutes

4

When done turn the oven to broil. Shred the chicken in the mean while. Put parchment paper on a baking tray and divide the shredded chicken on the baking tray.

5

Take 4 to 5 tablespoons of liquid from the Crockpot and put it on the chicken. Before you put the baking tray under the broiler. Leave in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is golden and crispy

6

Serve

Nutrition facts

Calories: 258; Fat: 2.7g; Carbs; 21.6g; Protein: 23.8g;

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Linda Weir
    November 4, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Can the Chicken Carnita recipe be made in a traditional Crockpot? I don’t have the new one, that’s a pressure cooker, and I would love to make this for my family. Thanks and it looks DELICIOUS!!

    • Reply
      Mireille
      November 4, 2018 at 10:42 pm

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you and I think you can make this in a traditional Crockpot as well. Just follow the same process with the chicken, spices and liquids but set your Crockpot to 3 hours on High or 6 hours on low. The meat should be ready to shred and then put it underneath the broiler as instructed. Have fun with this recipe.

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