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Healthy Chicken Carnitas Recipe

Our healthy Chicken Carnitas recipe includes boneless chicken thighs, yogurt, and cherry tomatoes for a juicy finish.

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  • PREP TIME 10 mins
  • SERVINGS 4 servings
  • COOK TIME 35 mins
  • CALORIES 494 kcal
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Tuyet Pham

Tuyet Pham

Head Chef, Culinary Consultant
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina

Luna Regina

Writer, Author
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of and, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Nutrition Reviewer
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
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  • Valentina

    I love the idea of chicken carnitas. This bowl looks so fresh, delicious and healthy. I’m bookmarking for the new year — when I’ll be eating clean. 🙂

    • Luna Regina

      Awww I’m super glad it’ll help on your clean-eating diet 😉 I promise it’s the dose of freshness you’ll need 😉

  • Elizabeth

    This looks so amazing. But I guess the key here is to make sure you buy really quality ingredients.

    • Luna Regina

      Yes, it is indeed what concerns me everytime I’m in the middle of the food aisle. So glad to hear your thoughts, Elizabeth 😀

  • Pam

    I’m confused. The description talks about oven braising and broiling and yet the cooking directions don’t involve either.