Once I became a mom cooking got a bit challenging. It can be hard to find the time to go shopping, the time to cook and to make a meal that everyone will love.
In our home we try to eat organic foods as much as possible. Pesticides are an endocrine disruptor and it is believed that the continued exposure to eating food with pesticides can cause long term health issues.
Our children’s bodies are so sensitive to the harmful chemicals in our environment that we make a conscious effort to minimize their exposure to them. Eating organic foods it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself and for your children.
However, an all organic diet can get expensive and this is why I’m always on the hunt for the best deal on organic foods. Last year I moved to a new apartment and started shopping more at Harris Teeter and that’s why I’ve partnered with them for this post to bring you this tasty recipe. I was so excited to discovered that they have their own brand of organics and at very affordable prices – Harris Teeter Organics.
Now I can do most of my shopping in one place and pay very low prices for organic foods! Some of their foods are even priced lower than conventional, non-organic food. This is very exciting for me because I believe in the future organic will be the norm.
Plus, they make it easy to try Harris Teeter Organics because if you are not satisfied with a the item you purchased, you can return it to the store and get a refund as well as replace the item with a like item of your choice (restrictions apply).
Harris Teeter Organics are free from GMOs, synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, they’re also free of artificial preservatives, colors and flavors, as well as antibiotics or growth hormones. I also noticed that a lot of their produce is locally sourced.
I’m all about eating healthy organic meals but that are easy to prepare and that’s why I love cooking in my Instant Pot. You can dump a lot of ingredients, set a cooking time and forget about it. The prepping is minimal and the dishes come out so tasty.
We have “Mexican night” about twice a week in my home. Although I am not Mexican I am all about tacos and believe there’s no such thing as too much Mexican food. Ha! Luckily for me my kids love it too! This chicken carnitas recipe is not only easy to make but the spices give it an amazing flavor.
The best part is that I was able to find all of these ingredients at my local Harris Teeter so it’s not one of those recipes where you’ll have to drive to several stores to find all the ingredients you need.
Plus if you have left over chicken you can always use it the next day for burritos or a nacho platter. You just can’t go wrong with tasty chicken!
Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas Recipe
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenders
- half white onion chopped
- half bundle cilantro chopped
- 2 cara cara oranges juiced
- 3 limes juiced
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- Queso fresco cheese or the cheese of your choice
- 1/2 bundle cilantro chopped
- 1/2 red onion chopped
Chop the onion, cilantro, and cut off any extra fat off your chicken.
Pour 2 cups of Harris Teeter Organics vegetable broth in your Instant Pot.
Then place the chicken inside the pot and top the chicken with the chopped onions and cilantro.
In a bowl, mix the juices from the oranges and limes. Whisk in all the spices: cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and the chop garlic.
Pour the citrus mixture over your chicken.
Close and set to high pressure (or use the poultry button) and cook for 15 minutes.
Once it’s done cooking, let the pressure release naturally. Open the lid and shred the chicken using the fork.
Once it’s all shredded, mix it one last time so your chicken soaks up all the juices.
Serve on tortillas with cilantro, queso fresco, and onion.
You can accompany this dish with a guacamole or salsa dip and Harris Teeter Organics chips.
I hope you love it as much as we do!
Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas Recipe Creation
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