One Pot Wonder- Chipotle Style Carnitas

One-Pot Wonder

Chipotle Style Carnitas

~Trim Healthy Mama, Keto & Paleo Friendly~


Schooch over Chipolte cause Momma’s got homemade Carnitas in the house! This tender and juicy shredded pork made in the Instant Pot, served up Mexican style with Pico de Gallo, fresh avocado, cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime is going to have you skipping Chipotle moving forward!

Check Out the Recipe Below…


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  • 4-pound boneless pork shoulder trimmed and cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup  chicken stock  see my recipe
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeds and rib removed, finely diced
  • zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • juice and zest of 3 limes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil


  1. Set your Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Add the olive oil to the pot and sear each side of the pork, remove, and set aside.
  2. Add in the onions, salt and pepper, then sauté for about 2 minutes, then add in the garlic and continue sautéing for another 20 seconds.
  3. Next, add in the cumin, oregano, smoked paprika and allow to toast while stirring for about 10 seconds.
  4. Stir in the chicken stock to deglaze the pot and scrape up the brown bits of flavor.
  5. Stir in the lime and orange juice and zest and jalapeño pepper.
  6. Add the pork back in and place the bay leaf on top.
  7. Lock the lid in place and set the valve to sealing.
  8. Turn the pressure cook/manual setting to high pressure for 90 minutes, then allow it to release the pressure naturally.
  9. Remove the pork and pull apart.
  10. Place the shredded pork on a baking sheet in one single layer, pour some of the juices over the top and broil for 5-7 minutes
  11. Serve with a generous squeeze of lime in a Keto friendly tortilla, or lettuce cup.
  12. Garnish with Pico de Gallo, avocado, sour cream and fresh chopped cilantro.
  13. Enjoy!


*adapted from Keto Cooking Christian.

*Note: This recipe is an S for Trim Healthy Mamas and is Keto & Paleo Friendly.

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