Chicken Carnitas Recipe
Chicken Carnitas Recipe
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • total: 1 hr 40 min
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  • Summary

    The most tender, juicy, flavorful, crispy caramelized edges chicken carnitas recipe of your dreams! 

    Ingredients

    • 3 lb chicken thighs boneless skinless
    • 2 oranges juiced ( may be replaced with beer)
    • 3 strips orange peel
    • Juice from 1 lime
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
    • 1/4 c pepitas toasted
    • 1/3 c cilantro leaves + edible flowers for garnish
    • 2 limes cut into wedges
    • 3 acorns squash for serving optional
    • 2 tsp sea salt + more to taste
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder
    • 2 tbsp oregano
    • 2 tsp cumin + more to taste
    • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 2 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tbsp onion powder

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 660 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 44 g 67.41%
    • Saturated Fat: 11 g 57.12%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 190 mg 63.33%
    • Sodium: 1328 mg 55.33%
    • Calcium: 90 mg 9%
    • Potassium: 337 mg 9.64%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 23.34%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 25 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.33%
    • Sugar: 13 g
    • Protein: 41 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 21.69%
    • Vitamin C 119.73%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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