Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken For Tacos

Shredded Chicken in romane lettuce topped with tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, black olives on a white plate

This Quick and Easy Shredded Chicken For Tacos recipe is bursting with flavor and perfect for a low-carb Keto lifestyle! You can also use this shredded chicken recipe for easy burrito bowls. Pop all the ingredients in your slow cooker and by dinnertime, you’ll have delicious slow cooker shredded chicken tacos just over 1 carb each!


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Shredded Chicken in romane lettuce topped with tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, black olives on a white plate
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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken For Tacos

This Quick and Easy Shredded Chicken For Tacos recipe is bursting with flavor and perfect for a low-carb Keto lifestyle! Pop all the ingredients in your slow cooker and by dinnertime, you'll have delicious slow cooker shredded chicken tacos just over 1 carb each!
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword 1 Net Carb, 30 Minute Meal, chicken, Chicken Breast Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Easy Meal, Keto, Keto Recipe, Kid Friendly, Lettuce Wraps, Low Carb, Low Carb Recipe, Ranch Seasoning, Shredded Chicken, Slow Cooker, Sugar Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 236kcal
Cost $10.96

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts or Thighs
  • 1 cup Salsa (No Added Sugar)
  • 1/4 cup Dry Ranch Seasoning (one full packet)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder

Taco Ingredients & Toppings

  • romaine lettuce
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • sliced olives
  • sliced avocado

Instructions

  • Add chicken to slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle Ranch, garlic powder, & onion powder over chicken.
  • Pour salsa over the top.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Chicken is done when it can easily be shredded with a fork.
  • Shred chicken, with 2 forks, directly in the slow cooker. Then give it a good stir to get all the juices combined.

Assemble Tacos

  • Measure 1/4 cup of shredded chicken and place in whole romaine leaf.
    Top with your favorite taco toppings!

Notes

Nutritional information is for the shredded chicken only. Any toppings need to be calculated and added separately. 
Make sure to use a salsa with no added sugar. I love Pace Picante!
If you need to up your fats for the day, stir in 1-2 cups of shredded cheese to the shredded chicken. Let it cook on low for 10 minutes until it's nice and cheesy. Make sure to recalculate your nutritional facts!
I love to double this recipe! Freeze half for later use or use it later in the week for a different recipe.
Use Mexican Shredded Chicken for:
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Taco Salad
  • Scrambled up with eggs for a morning Mexican fiesta
  • Soups

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

recipe cost

$10.96 ($1.83 Serving)

how-to photos

Chicken breasts in black slow cooker topped with dry ranch, onion powder and garlic powder

Step 2

Sprinkle ranch, garlic powder & onion powder over chicken.

Chicken in black slow cooker topped with salsa

Step 3

Top with salsa & set it to cook.

Shredded Chicken and 2 forks in black slow cooker

Step 5

Shred chicken with two forks directly in the slow cooker.

nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken For Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 613mg27%
Potassium 832mg24%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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