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Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken

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This Mexican shredded chicken can be used for all kinds of low carb and keto dishes! Slow cooker or Instant Pot recipe.
Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken - made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot

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This shredded chicken is super easy to make in the slow cooker. The chicken stays super soft and juicy, too, because it's cooked with some chicken broth. The chicken is seasoned with a combination of tomato, paprika, cumin, and oregano, which adds fantastic flavor! The cooked chicken is perfect for tostadas, soups, quesadillas, tacos, and more! I also used a version of this to make low carb green chile enchiladas!

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How to Make Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken

Pour some chicken broth or stock into the base of a slow cooker (or an Instant Pot with slow cooker option, like me!). Add skinless, boneless chicken breasts and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken - made in the slow cooker

Open the lid and use two forks to shred the chicken into the broth. Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken - made in the slow cooker

Add tomato paste (I like the kind from a tube!), ground cumin, paprika, dried oregano and salt. Stir well, then cook on high for an additional 15 minutes.

Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken.

Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken - made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot

 

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Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken

Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken

Yield: 4 Servings
Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

This Mexican shredded chicken recipe can be used for all kinds of low carb dishes!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chicken broth or stock
  • 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts , (approx 1.5lb)
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Pour the chicken broth into the base of a slow cooker, then add the chicken breasts. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  2. Open the lid and use two forks to shred the chicken into the broth. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well, then cook on high for an additional 15 minutes.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken.

Notes

2g net carbs per serving based on 4 servings

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 215Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 108mgSodium 532mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 1gProtein 37g
This recipe easily makes enough for four servings – but possibly more depending on how you use it. I used half of it to make some low carb nachos, then used the remainder for quick lunches!

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