Chicken ‘Carnitas’

You can use pork roast in place of chicken. Recipe from Janeva’s Ideal Recipes


3 lb chicken breasts
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 c chicken broth


Mix together all the seasonings in a small bowl. Place the chicken breast in a crock pot or instant pot and pour seasonings on top. If using a pork roast, rub the roast with the seasonings. Add the chicken broth. Crock pot: cover and cook on low 10 hours. Instant pot: cook on high pressure for 7-9 mins (depending on fresh or frozen chicken breasts) and let release naturally for 5 mins. Remove meat, shred, add back in with enough juices to keep the meat wet.