Slow Cooker Low Carb Tacos Recipe

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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:


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


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.


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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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: Tiffany McCauley


  • 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)


  • 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.


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


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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I'm Tiffany, a writer for MSN and the AP Newswire, a cookbook author, digital publisher, food lover, and mom. I create healthy, clean eating recipes for everyday living.

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