Are you tired of the same ‘ole, same ‘ole with chicken? These easy and simple Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas are about to put a stop to that!

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas
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Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

These delicious Carnitas with tender chicken are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. They come together quickly with your Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas
 
Ingredients
For Chicken
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 limes; juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cara cara oranges; juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • half white onion; chopped
  • ½ bundle cilantro; chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
For Topping
  • queso fresco cheese
  • ½ bundle cilantro; chopped
  • ½ red onion; chopped
Instructions
  1. Turn on instant pot or pressure cooker to warm up. Chop onion, cilantro, and cut off any fat on chicken.
  2. Place chicken pressure cooker/instant pot. Top with onions and cilantro.
  3. In a bowl, mix citrus juices from the cara cara oranges and limes in a bowl. Whisk in the cumin, chili powder, and remaining seasonings. Whisk in garlic.
  4. Pour over chicken and add chicken broth to the pot.
  5. Close and set to high pressure for 40 minutes.
  6. Let natural pressure release and serve on tortillas with cilantro, queso fresco, and onion.

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

Turn on instant pot or pressure cooker to warm up on saute. Chop onion, cilantro, and cut off any fat on chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

Place chicken in Instant Pot. Top with onions and cilantro.

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

In a bowl, mix citrus juices from the cara cara oranges and limes in a bowl. Whisk in the cumin, chili powder, and remaining seasonings. Whisk in garlic.

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

Pour over chicken and add chicken broth to the pot. 

Close and set to high pressure for 40 minutes. 

Let natural pressure release and serve on tortillas with cilantro, queso fresco, and onion.

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