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Let's Make Pollo Pibil
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Make this flavorful Mexican pollo pibil at home in the oven, slow cooker, or Instant Pot. Makes delicious tacos, burritos, bowls, panuchos, and more.
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  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1.5 oz achiote paste (1/2 package)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano (preferably Mexican oregano)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 bay leaf
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Step 1 Marinate the chicken: Combine the orange juice lime juice, achiote paste, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, and allspice in a blender. Then add to a large ziploc bag or non-reactive bowl. Add the chicken and marinate for at least 1 hour, but no more than 4 hours.
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Step 2 Slow Cooker: Add the marinated chicken, bay leaf, and marinade to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours until the chicken is fork-tender.
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Step 3 Shred with 2 forks and let sit in the slow cooker in the juices for 15-30 minutes if possible. Serve with warmed corn tortillas, limes, pickled red onions, cilantro, and habanero salsa.
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