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These Slow Cooker Low Carb Tacos let you enjoy Taco Tuesday without all the carbs!

Mexican food is a favorite around our house. But now that I’m trying to eat a few less carbs, I’m having to make some adjustments.

These Clean Eating Slow Cooker Low Carb Tacos let you enjoy tacos with far fewer carbs. Image shows the taco ingredients wrapped up in a lettuce wrap, open from the side so you can see inside.

I know. Low carb stuff is not a terribly popular discussion among many clean eaters. Particularly today. But the truth is, I’ve lost weight so far eating clean AND low carb and I’m not even counting calories. I say whatever gets you to healthy is what you should do, so I’m sticking to it and it’s working. Yay!

Most people know that a simple way to cut carbs with tacos is to sub the tortilla for a large leaf of lettuce which is what I’ve done here. It’s tasty, and you don’t feel like you are totally missing out. But what about the rest of the ingredients?

I’ve had to look at carbs a whole lot closer lately to help control my blood sugar so I had to go just a little further than the shell to make this truly low carb.

Here’s some general info I found:

TOMATOES

Cherry tomatoes are just slightly lower in carbs by 1 gram per cup than regular chopped tomatoes.

AVOCADOS

Avocados are a healthy source of fat and fiber, but they do have carbs. Whether you make guacamole or just slice up the avocado, keep it to no more than about 1/4 cup. That amount of plain, mashed avocado is about 5 grams of carbs, give or take.

RED ONIONS

These are a little friendlier in carbs just because you typically won’t use as much when they are raw. At just under 3 carbs per 1/4 cup, it’s not a bad way to add flavor without upping the carb intake significantly.

Top these Clean Eating Slow Cooker Low Carb Tacos with the low carb toppings of your choice and enjoy!

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SLOW COOKER LOW CARB TACOS RECIPE:

Clean Eating Low Carb Tacos

Low Carb Tacos

Enjoy tacos without the carbs! Wrap in lettuce and enjoy.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 243kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb. chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • salt (to taste after cooking)
  • lettuce (large leaves for shells)

Instructions

  • Lay the chicken breasts at the bottom of your crock.
  • Sprinkle the spices over the top.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken easily shreds when stirred.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Build your taco.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 1195IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4.1mg

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66 Comments

  1. Tammy Oberlin says:

    I love using my slow cooker and on one of our family’s faves is Slow Cooker Lazy Lasagna. Definitely going to try the taco recipe on this page!

  2. My favorite crockpot recipe is white (chicken) chili

  3. Fran Thomas says:

    This will totally freak out anyone who is into clean eating, but my favorite recipe is a pork loin cooked in a can of diet root beer. It comes out perfectly for pulled pork sandwiches with the addition of some barbecue sauce. Probably any liquid would do the trick, but I haven’t experimented with anything else.

  4. Crystal Provow says:

    I love your BBQ chicken tacos! They are a family favorite!

  5. Elizabeth T says:

    I pinned 15 of your recipes.

  6. Sara Elizabeth says:

    I love crock pot meat balls with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce.

  7. Crockpot Mexican Bean Soup with chicken

  8. My favorite slow cooker recipe to make for my family is Chicken Taco Chili! I found it online and swapped everything for clean ingredients. I also like to make homemade chicken soup in the crock pot with an organic chicken.

  9. Crockpot desserts are favorite.

  10. I love doing pork tenderloin in the crock pot.
    Already subscribes to YouTube!

  11. One of my family’s favorite crock pot dinner is Chicken Tortilla Soup. Soooooo yummy!

  12. My favorite slow cooker recipe is your apricot salsa chicken!

  13. My favorite slow cooker recipe is stuffed peppers.

  14. Well as we speak there are some pork ribs in the slow cooker with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce— so for today that’s my favorite!! Your recipes sound yummo!

  15. I love to make taco soup In the crockpot, with three different kind if beans!

  16. I found several more than 10 recipes to pin, they all looked so good!

  17. I love making a chili or soup in the slow cooker, so easy!!

  18. I am very excited to hear you are on board with low carb! Bring on the recipes!

  19. I love Mexican chicken for tacos in the crock pot…so easy!!

  20. I love ‘Chicken in Wine Sauce’ in a crockpot!

  21. Our favorite slow cooker recipe is…Shredded Beef for Mexican food nights. It can be used for tacos, burritos, taco salad, nachos, enchiladas.

  22. It’s not really a recipe, but I love using my slow cooker for roasting vegetables and cooking squash!

  23. Jennifer Fisher says:

    Found way more than 10 recipes to repin!

  24. Jennifer Fisher says:

    My favorite slow cooker go to is a venison roast, French onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup served over egg noodles. I like to add fresh mushrooms as well

  25. Slow cooker mexican chicken! Mmm..

  26. You have so many great recipes!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. We love slow cooker fresh tomato sauce!

  28. Pamela Baker says:

    I still want to try your crock pot meatloaf recipe. Like to cook beef and pork roasts in the crock pot. I haven’t been cooking much lately since I am doing testing, etc., for stem cell harvest and my husband has been in the hospital twice in the last month and a half. Love your blog. Best wishes to you, your son and your Mom.

  29. My family loves slow cooker pulled pork. Always a favorite 🙂

  30. Wendy DiCarlo says:

    Pulled pork with just 3 ingredients is a great meal. Pork roast wih 12 oz of root beer and cook for 8-12hrs on low and then drain shred the meat and add any BBQ sauce – mine has honey and chipotle in it. Serve on rolls. Yummy

  31. We love pot roast cooked simply with a jar of peperoncinis poured in the slowcooker. Soooo yummy!!

  32. My favorite recipes are juicing! Every morning I juice Beets, asparagus, oranges, pears, spinach, and carrots! This gets me jumpstarted in the morning and start off right! Today I am making your Irish soda bread to go along with the ribs!

  33. Nonni Quintana says:

    Well, I can’t get my Pinterest board to post, but I’m under aliciapquintana and my board is Good Foods. But, my new favorite clean crock pot recipe is Chile Verde Pork Loin, and then I serve it with clen corn tortillas and a fresh salsa. Yummy!

  34. My favorite slow cooker meal is a chicken taco chili. It’s easy, diet friendly and I cleaned it up a little for my own use.

  35. I pinned a bunch more of your recipe to the ones I already had but I can’t figure out how to put the link to my pinterest here :/

  36. Once a week my family and I wake up to oatmeal. I think this summer that has become my favorite. I have experimented with different fresh fruits for different flavors.

  37. Sweet and sour meatballs in the slow cooker!!

  38. I don’t know how to find my YouTube handle/name but it should be: myka Jo

  39. Stephanie says:

    A family favorite is French dip made with Tri tip, beef stock and dry soup mix. We sauté peppers and onions separately and put it into a crunchy roll with some Havarti cheese. Yum.

  40. Tracy durant says:

    I like pork marinated in BBQ sauce, apricot jam and 1 packet of dry onion soup mix.
    I didn’t win last time so I’m hoping I get it this time! Can I purchase this book?

  41. I actually have 2 favorites things for the crockpot, applesauce and beef stew. The applesauce is clean, it’s just apples and the beef stew isn’t, yet…I love your stuff Tiffany!

  42. I love taco chicken soup!

  43. Donna Alderman says:

    Fingers crossed! 🙂

  44. Denise Passero says:

    Here are my pins.

  45. Denise Passero says:

    I am also following you on YouTube

  46. Denise Passero says:

    I love to do pulled pork in the slow cooker and I would love to clean it up. I have also done your chicken in the slow cooker.

  47. Brandi Foisie says:

    There is nothing like coming home to the smell of pot roast with carrots & baby red potatoes!!!!

  48. Jen Miller says:

    I love cooking ribs in the crockpot. Tender, fall off the bone, yum! 🙂

  49. Sara Harris says:

    Refried beans is my new slow cooker favorite but pork loin with a jar of green chili is my go to!

  50. Ashley Ortiz says:

    My favorite slow cooker recipe is pulled pork.

  51. Kristin Denney says:

    Love your recipes!

  52. My favorite recipe is BBQ chicken and pulled pork

  53. My name is heidiisthebomb on youtube

  54. I like pulled pork! But I’d love to find some new recipes in your book! 😉

  55. I use the slow cooker a lot, its so easy and helps to keep the house cooler in the summer! We love the buffalo shredded chicken.

  56. Stephanie says:

    This might be a silly question, but if you cook chicken in the crockpot, should you thaw it first or toss it in while it’s frozen?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stephanie – You should always thaw first.

  57. This may be silly but do you add any liquid to this recipe or do the juices from the chicken do the cooking?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Natasha – Not silly at all! Yes, the chicken will provide enough liquid as it cooks. So you don’t have to add any.

  58. Hey Tiff, awesome website. Seriously, props to you, lady!
    I can make this recipe ahead and then what I make in the crockpot, just throw in the freezer? Then grab the Lettus and avocado later the day I want to heat it up? I just want to make sure because I’ve had bad experiences with freezer meals in the past, lol, live and learn.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ren – Sure can! The important thing is how you wrap it to freeze it. Make sure whatever container you use is air-tight.

  59. This is exactly what I needed – a low carb, clean option. There are 3 diabetics in my home and finding healthy, low carb meals is a challenge. Thank you!!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Susan – My pleasure! I have a low carb section on my blog here (see the recipe index) and there will be more coming because that’s pretty much how I eat these days. 🙂

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