Chicken Carnitas are full of chili flavor and perfectly sandwiched in a homemade flour tortilla. Slow simmered with chili spices and served in homemade flour tortillas, this delicious recipe is perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
The main reason you don’t see a lot of Mexican recipes here is because Grumpy “thinks” he doesn’t like it. You wouldn’t believe the grief I get when he asks me what’s for dinner and I come out with something that sounds “Mexican” to him. I don’t get it. The man loves Mexico. Why can’t he love that type of food too!
I love it when I can say “I have to make it because it’s for my blog. Then he can’t fight me too hard. He might tell me I owe him, but at that point he knows he’s better off not saying anything at all! If I have to pull my camera out for a recipe, then he knows he needs to leave me alone (or at least I like to think he does!). His words were “it better be good”. That is always what he says when he hears words coming out of my mouth about food that has to go in his tummy, that he thinkshe won’t like.
Grumpy actually ate a second helping of these carnitas! He also told me that it wasn’t too bad since it was chicken and Mexican food. I guess I can say its just all in his head about what type of “food” he doesn’t like. It all comes down to how it’s cooked that makes all the difference!
The original recipe calls for pork. We aren’t huge pork eaters here so I went with boneless skinless chicken thighs. I also made a few other changes to the recipe to suit my own taste.
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Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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