In just a few weeks everyone will be looking to new resolutions. You know the new year the new me type thing. I was sitting here thinking how many people actually follow through with those resolutions. Honestly, only one or two have I ever been able to follow through with.
A few years ago I said I wasn’t going to do a diet per say but instead a healthy life change. Additionally, I’m definitely not perfect when it comes to eat but I did make some changes. Hence this recipe for instant pot citrus chicken carnitas is just one of many recipes like this that I eat instead of all the fried food.
Instant Pot or Cuisinart
Additionally, what has helped me is the instant pot. Instant pot is really just a pressure cooker with extra easy buttons. Honestly, I have the cuisinart pressure cooker. Therefore it was a gift to my husband and I at our wedding. Hence one of the best gifts every gifted to both of us.
When we cook at home it’s almost always in the pressure cooker. From soups to shredded meats it make cooking easier for us and keeps it warm for later when we all have different times to eat dinner.
This was a huge recipe for instant pot citrus chicken carnitas. We actually made so much that we froze half of it after we cooked it for midnight snacks and/or another dinner for another night. That’s what makes a pressure cooker/instant pot so fantastic is you can cook a weeks worth in a day with less effort. Then make freezer friendly meals for your teens or young adults on the go.
We used a queso fresco cheese that we can find locally pretty easy. If your in the south it should be easy to find. If your not you can try specialty shops or you can try using a Monterey jack cheese or a mild cheese for to match the flavors of the chicken.Print