Macro-Friendly slow cooker chicken carnitas. The prep for these is a bit longer than some of my other recipes, but if you have time definitely worth the wait!

N.B. If you have specific macro goals you may need to adjust the quantities or number of servings to better suit your targets. For example:

  • More Turkey/fewer patties for higher protein,
  • More Potatoes for higher Carb, and/or
  • Less Oil for lower fat

And if you are tracking, make sure you include any condiments used when logging your meal inĀ MyFitnessPal (or wherever you track your food)


Slow Cooker Tequila Chicken Carnitas
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Servings
4
Servings
4
Slow Cooker Tequila Chicken Carnitas
Print Recipe
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
  • 600 g Chicken Breast, Raw
  • 1 Orange, juiced
  • 1 Lime Juice
  • 30 mL tequila*
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 15 mL chili powder
  • 10 mL cumin
  • 5 oregano
  • 5 mL Salt
  • 5 mL pepper
  • 100 g Red Onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 8 6" Corn Tortillas
  • 250 mL Salsa
  • 200 g avocado*
Servings:
Instructions
PREP
  1. Place chicken, orange juice, lime juice, tequila , garlic & spices in large bowl (or ziplock bag) and let marinate for 2 hours (or overnight).
  2. Transfer chicken & marinade to slow cooker and cook on low for ~6 hours (until tender & easy to pull apart).
  3. Shred Chicken, spread evenly over baking sheet & drizzle juices from slow cooker overtop.
  4. Broil chicken for 5-10 minutes (until 'crisped').
  5. Toss crisped chicken with cilantro & onion and salt & pepper to taste.
If Eating Right Away
  1. Reweigh chicken mix, divide by desired number of portions, and serve on corn tortillas with avocado & salsa. Garnish with sliced lime & enjoy.
If Meal Prepping
  1. Reweigh chicken mix, divide by desired number of portions and transfer to tupperware containers.
Recipe Notes
  • To maintain Freshness of Corn Tortillas & Avocado, I usually wait until the day of to add them & will pack the tortillas seperately.

PER SERVING
Calories 451
FATS (g) 12
CARBS (g) 45
PROTEIN (g) 40
Fiber 9

*Nutrition info is based on quantities listed in recipe. Adjustments/modifications may alter the macro breakdown.


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