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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 30 mins
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
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Lighter Kitchen
Cost: $10.96


  • slow cooker


  • 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


  • 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!


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