Low Carb Crock Pot Chicken Taco Recipe

Ingredients:
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1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (approx. 4 chicken breasts)
Directions:
Put all the ingredients in your Crock Pot. Give it a stir and and cook on low for 4-5 hours or just until fork tender. Do not overcook.

Drain the meat and shred it.  Add additional taco seasoning to your taste.  Serve the meat with your favorite low carb tortillas and low carb taco fixins (lettuce, cheese, olives, avocado, sour cream).

Tips:

(1) You can double or triple this recipe to serve a crowd.
(2) This meat can be frozen with the juice and used for OAMC (Once A Month Cooking).
(3) This recipe is mild. If you prefer a spicy taco meat, add hot sauce after cooking.

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No Sugar Low Carb Taco Seasoning

I have not bought taco seasoning in 5 years….and this recipe is the reason why!

Store bought taco seasoning generally contains a lot of sugars and preservative chemicals.  Beyond that, in my opinion, homemade taco seasoning tastes so much better.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt

This makes about 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning.  For pan frying taco meat, brown the meat and then drain it.  Use 3 tablespoons of this mix per pound of meat and 2/3 cup of water.  Mix well and let simmer in a pan until water is reduced.

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Low Carb Crock Pot Roast



This is a great recipe for a roast or if you are interested in making your own natural luncheon meats.

I like this roast topped with goat cheese and arugula on toasted low carb bread. 

I made this in my 6.5 quart slow cooker.

Ingredients
3-4 pound sirloin roast
1 yellow onion, quartered
3 cloves of chopped garlic OR 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 cup of carrots chopped
1 cup of celery chopped
1 ½ cups dry red wine (this is merely used to flavor the roast, but you could use chicken broth instead).
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon of pepper

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on high for one hour and them move to low and cook until fork tender.  Cook time may vary depending on your slow cooker, but mine usually takes an additional 5-6 hours. 

The meat is tasty and a wonderful alternative to lunch meat when served on low carb bread or pitas.

The veggies are used to give flavor to the roast, but can be discarded or eaten afterwards.

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