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Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas

Servings 8
Calories 294 kcal


  • 2 1/2 lb pork butt
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 2 bay leaves

Spice Rub

  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. 1. In a small bowl, combine salt, black pepper, cumin, oregano and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
  2. 2. Cut pork butt into large chunks. Coat with spice mix from step one.
  3. 3. Combine the orange juice, soy sauce and cinnamon stick inside of the Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi-Cooker. Add pork pieces and marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. 4. To the pot, add garlic cloves, chicken broth, peppers in adobo and bay leaves. Close lid to the Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi-Cooker and set to high pressure. Cook for 20 minutes on high. Let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes and then manually release the remaining pressure (keeping your hands and face away from the steam). Remove the bay leaves and then shred meat using two forks.