Low-Carb Shredded Chicken Tacos

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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. I don’t feel bad saying that this is The BEST Shredded Chicken Taco recipes on the internet.

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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. Not only does this make for incredibly easy cooking, but the flavor is just top notch.

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! Mexican Shredded Chicken Tacos for dinner EVERY night!

What to serve with Mexican Shredded Chicken Tacos:

  1. The Best Fresh Guacamole
  2. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
  3. Rustic Black and Kidney Refried Beans

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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

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Low-Carb Shredded Chicken Tacos

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How to make Healthy Shredded Chicken Tacos:

Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Recipe:

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Low-Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken

This Mexican Shredded Chicken recipe is not only super quick and easy - it is PACKED with flavor and is a sure crowd-pleaser. A handful of spices and less than 20 minutes from start to finish. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 212kcal


  • 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (butterflied)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp mexican chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (approximately 1 small lime)

Serving Suggestion: (Optional)

  • 12 romaine lettuce (or any lettuce that has a small "cup" form)
  • to taste sour cream
  • to taste pico de gallo
  • to taste black beans
  • to taste shredded cheese of choice


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks:
1. Once the chicken has been boiling for 10 minutes you can check it with a meat thermometer - 165F/75C
2. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can also just start shredding one piece and check the inside - if it’s still pink in the center, just add it back to the liquid for another few minutes.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1699mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 746IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg
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