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Tequila Chicken Carnitas

Make It Yourself

Spirit Ingredients:

1/2 cup
Blanco Tequila

Food Ingredients and Preparation

Serves 4-6 people. Prep time 15 mins. Cook time 4-6 hrs.

  • 8 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp oregano or Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, more to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to a crockpot.
  2. Cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  3. Once chicken is done, separate all the chicken pieces, and shred.
  4. Transfer the juices/sauce to a saucepan and heat on medium-high.
  5. Simmer and reduce for 10-15 minutes, until liquid is reduced by half.
  6. Add chicken again and stir.
  7. Serve with your favorite taco fixings and a margarita to complete the dish!



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