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Keto Mexican Shredded Chicken

This versatile chicken recipe is a family favorite and perfect for meal prep! Shredded chicken is spiced up with Mexican spices and cooked with tomato sauce for a simple and easy dish the entire family will go nuts for keto or not! The options are endless on how you can use this delcious chicken!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, gluten free, keto, LCHF, low carb, mexican, shredded chicken, taco, Tex-Mex
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 126kcal


  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups cooked chicken (dark & white) shredded or pulled
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock or water


To Prepare the Chicken:

  • In a large skillet, over medium high heat, melt the butter and add the chopped onions. Sauté onions until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add the pices to the butter and onions and cook for another 30 seconds. Then add the cooked chicken, tomato sauce and water and stir to combine. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. You may need more salt if you used water instead of stock. Serve hot over cauliflower rice or in your favorite keto taco shell!


Nutrition information is approximate and will vary due to ingredients used. 


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg