21 Day Fix Chicken Carnitas (Slow Cooker) Recipe

Mar 10, 2015


  • 1.5 lb Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 bay leaf

To make the rub, combine:
21 Day Fix Carnitas Recipe
  • 1 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano


  1. Mix all spices together except the bay leaf in a bowl.
  2. Coat chicken breasts with Rub and place in your slow cooker.
  3. Add the bay leaf and water.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  
  4. Check occasionally & add water if needed to avoid dryness. 
  5. The chicken should pull apart easily so you can shred it using two forks.
  6. Remove from the crock pot, shred and then place back into the crock pot & stir.

For the Carnitas & Toppings (opti
onal), you will need:
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Black or Pinto Beans (we prefer Organic Refried Beans, canned)
  • Romain Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Avocado
  • Shredded Mexican or cheddar cheese
  • Salsa

Cilantro Lime Dressing:

  • Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges for garnish
*Combine these ingredients in a bowl for the dressing and set aside.

Next step is to assemble the goods!

So take your corn tortilla and add your fixings to make yourself a pretty sweet Carnita. 
Add a dollup of the dressing on top and enjoy!

21 Day Fix Portion Containers:
Beans, Tortillas = Yellow Container
Cheese = Blue Container
Tomatoes, Lettuce = Green Container
Chicken = Red Container