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Keto pulled chicken Mexican placed in a bun

Low Carb Keto Pulled Chicken (in the crockpot)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 245kcal



  • 1/4 Onion sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 4 Chicken Breasts 6-8 ounces each. boneless + skinless

Spice Mix:

  • 1/2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoons Salt

Homemade BBQ Sauce: (note 1)

  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mustard
  • 5 teaspoons onion powder
  • 5 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon liquid monkfruit or stevia (note 2)
  • 1 teaspoons liquid smoke

Serving Recommendations:


  • Prep. Place sliced onion (1/4), garlic (2 cloves) and chicken broth (1/2 cup) in a slow cooker.
  • Season + cook. Combine spice mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Pat chicken dry with paper towels, and sprinkle both sides of each breast (4) with spice mix, pressing to adhere. Lay seasoned chicken in a single layer over the onions. Seal the slow cooker, and cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours-- you'll know the chicken is done once it's tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  • Dice + shred. Remove cooked chicken to a plate and set aside. Use tongs to remove sliced onions to a cutting board. Discard cooking liquid, and use paper towels to clean out the inside of your slow cooker. Once cool enough to handle dice the onions and add them back to the slow cooker. Use 2 forks to shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  • BBQ sauce + heat. Add remaining BBQ sauce ingredients to the slow cooker with your cooked onions and stir until well combined. Taste and adjust to your liking. Add shredded chicken to the sauce and toss to coat. Place lid on the slow cooker and cook on high until wramed through. Enjoy!


  1. Have a store-bought BBQ sauce you love? Use that instead!
  2. Liquid monk fruit or stevia – I find liquid sweeteners are easiest to blend into sauces. You can also use confectioners Lakanto or Swerve. Start with 3 Tablespoons and add more to your liking.
  3. Reheat in the microwave until warm to your liking. Be sure to toss the chicken in the sauce before serving it.
  4. Nutritional information is for 1/6th of the chicken and sauce, and does not include any of the serving recommendations:


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Net Carbs: 11g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com