I miss Southern-California style carnitas and am so glad to have perfected this easy way to have carnitas any time. After a long day of school and work, every one in my house loves walking in and smelling homemade carnitas! I like to put pinto beans in a small crockpot the same day.
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
½ tsp crumbled dried oregano Continue reading
1 small sweet onion, sliced
16 cloves garlic, minced (I prefer to use the minced in the jar)
1½ cups of soy sauce
1 cup of white vinegar
4 chicken breast
4 skinless chicken thighs
Divide chicken breasts and thighs into two separate Ziploc Freezer Gallon bags. Place 8 cloves of minced garlic into each bag.
In a small bowl mix the onion, soy sauce, and vinegar. Pour half into each bag. Seal and place in freezer.
Remove bag from freezer the night before and let defrost in the refrigerator. Or, my preference, place bag in crockpot and fill crockpot with cold water for 30 minutes in the morning. Rinse crockpot out and empty bag into crockpot.
Cook 6 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low.
Serve with white rice and/or fresh bread.
After following several blogs and pinning many ideas via Pinterest, I finally decided to take on the task of prepping 28 crockpot meals. I have to admit, I was lured in by catchy pins that promised I could prep 8 crockpot meals in 75 minutes, or 8 meals in an hour, and my favorite… 28 meals in ONLY 3 hours!
Images courtesy of Pinterest