When I make carnitas I slow cook them in the crock pot. Then I take them out and fry them. My husband loves this. One night I was going to make some tacos. I was in a rush so I just threw the chicken in the pan. Halfway through my husband asked me to make em like carnitas. So I did, and he fell in love. He doesn't talk while he's eating because he barely has time to breath, the way he shovels them in. So I give you my best chicken tacos ever recipe.
1 package boneless skinlles chicken (if you use breasts cut them into halves)
2 Tbsp adobo seasoning (can be found at most stores and most Mexican stores)
2 Tbsp ground coriander seed
1 Tsp pepper
1 Tsp garlic powder
4 Tbsp olive oil.
Combine dry seasoning in bowl. Season top half of chicken with 1/3 seasoning. Heat skillet with 2 tbsp oil over medium heat. Place chicken in season side down and season second half with 1/3 seasoning. Cook on both sides until brown. Remove and allow to cool down. (turn off pan during this time). Once cool shred chicken. I like to use two forks to pull it apart. Add remaining oil to pan and heat to medium high (closer to high). Add chicken and remaining seasoning and toss every few minutes until chicken begins to brown and crisp. (Hint, not all of it will crisp, don't try or you will burn it). I serve it with fried shells (if your gonna go fried might as well go all out). onions, tomatoes and green salsa.