Low-Carb Shredded Chicken Tacos-3

I have a slight obsession with Chicken Tacos, or as I lovingly refer to them – Tikken Chakos. I could eat them every single day and I’d probably never get sick of it.

Using lettuce leaves instead of flour tortillas, though, not only makes it a completely healthy meal, but still a flavor-packed “taco”.

If I didn’t supervise, Cody would probably put every meal we make in a flour tortilla, and even he has come to love using lettuce wraps for our low-carb tacos.

So, believe it or not, we love these Low-Carb Shredded Chicken Tacos just as much as the carby kind.

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In my opinion, the only way to have chicken tacos is shredded, and when you boil chicken in a super flavorful broth, it really does make all the difference.

Using just a little chicken broth and a perfect combination of spices, I totally wouldn’t mind eating the shredded chicken and broth as a shredded chicken soup – it’s that delicious!

Now, when you take that and add all the usual chicken taco goodies – sour cream, fresh Pico de Gallo, shredded cheese (and a few black beans if you’re a bean enthusiast like Cody) – you’re left with mouth-wateringly delicious tacos. I promise.

The best thing about it, though? It barely takes 20 minutes to make from start to finish. Can’t beat that!


In other news, Cody and I have put in our 60 day notice at our current apartment. What this means is that we now have a 60 day deadline to finish our Tiny House! (Follow our Tiny House instagram to see regular updates on the progress.)

We, of course, just need to get it to a liveable point by the end of October, and can continue finishing it while living inside it.

Our BIG FINAL DEADLINE, though, is one month later, at the end of November – because at any point in December, our baby boy will make his first appearance in the world.

I definitely don’t want to live in a half-finished tiny house at that point eeek 😬!

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Low-Carb Shredded Chicken Tacos-3

Back to low-carb tacos. If you’re into this kind of yumminess – check out these other lettuce and low-carb tacos/wraps we have:

  1. Low-Carb Mini Cheese Tacos

  2. Blackened Mahi Lettuce Tacos with Cajun Remoulade

  3. Ground Beef Lettuce Wrap with Cilantro


Low-Carb Shredded Chicken Tacos – Pin It!

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Low-Carb Shredded Chicken Tacos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Pico De Gallo - http://allrecipes.com/recipe/203800/pico-de-gallo/


  1. 2 • boneless/skinless chicken breasts [butterflied]
  2. 2 cups • chicken broth [enough to cover the chicken]
  3. 2 tsp • chili powder
  4. 2 tsp • salt
  5. 1 tsp • cumin
  6. 1/2 tsp • coriander
  7. 1/4 tsp • cayenne
  8. 2 tbsp • lime juice
  9. 12 • artisan romaine lettuce leafs [or any lettuce that has a small "cup" form]
  10. to taste • sour cream
  11. to taste • fresh pico de gallo
  12. to taste/optional • black beans
  13. to taste • shredded cheese of choice


  1. Add the chicken, chicken broth, lime juice, salt and spices to a small/medium sauce pan. Be sure that the liquid covers the chicken. Bring to a boil and then simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Shred the chicken with 2 forks. I like to add it back to the liquid so it can absorbs some of the broth throughout all the shreds.
  3. Now assembled you lettuce tacos: lettuce, sour cream, chicken, pico de gallo, black beans and cheese.
  4. Enjoy!



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