Keto Crockpot Chicken on a white plate.

Keto Crockpot Chicken

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Keto Crockpot chicken is the ultimate set-it-and-forget-it recipe for a dinner that’s super tender and packed with Mexican-inspired flavor. Great for meal-prepping, too!

Keto Crockpot Chicken

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Keto Crockpot Chicken

Slow cooker recipes are one of my favorite ways to make delicious, flavor-packed meals with minimal effort. This magical appliance does all the hard work for you.

When I'm in the mood for a set-it-and-forget-it dinner, Keto Crockpot chicken is one of my go-to options! The chicken turns out so tender while the spices, Rotel, and salsa make it super tasty.

Best of all, you simply add the ingredients to the slow cooker, then let it cook for about eight hours. It truly couldn't be easier.

Plus, unless you're feeding a crowd, you'll likely have plenty of leftovers. I love using this recipe to make dinner for one night while also meal-prepping for the rest of the week!

Keto Crockpot Chicken

Is It Better To Cook Chicken On High Or Low In The Crockpot?

When you're using chicken breasts, I always recommend cooking them on low. This is a very lean cut of meat, so if you cook them on high, they can turn out too dry.

I recommend leaving the chicken breast in the slow cooker on low for about eight hours. That means you can throw everything in the Crockpot in the morning, let it work its magic during the day, and then you'll have tender chicken ready to serve for dinner!

Keto Crockpot Chicken

Can You Use Chicken Thighs Instead Of Chicken Breast?

If you prefer a higher fat content, you can absolutely use chicken thighs instead of breasts! The result will still be absolutely delicious.

Chicken thighs are a little smaller, so you likely only need to cook them for about six hours on low instead of eight. However, if you try shredding the thighs and they are too tough, let them keep cooking until they are tender.

What To Serve With Keto Slow Cooker Chicken

This dish is packed with wonderful Mexican-inspired flavors thanks to the spices and the salsa. So, naturally, I love using that flavor profile to inspire the rest of the meal!

For example, taco bowls and burrito bowls are always a hit. Just top the chicken with all your favorites, like shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, pico de gallo, guacamole, diced jalapeños or bell peppers, all that goodness.

Craving a handheld soft taco? Just stuff everything into a Keto tortilla and enjoy! You could also use the chicken and the tortillas in this Keto enchiladas recipe.

And don't forget about taco salads. Just add the chicken and your favorite toppings over lettuce, top with ranch or a Southwestern dressing, and enjoy!

Can You Store Crockpot Chicken?

Absolutely! With eight servings, this is a great recipe for meal-prepping.

Simply allow the shredded chicken to cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Cooked chicken should be eaten within about four days.

When you're ready to enjoy, you can reheat gently in the microwave or in a pan on the stovetop. I also think shredded chicken is great cold, so you can even eat it straight from the fridge!

How To Make Keto Crockpot Chicken

Place the chicken breasts into the bottom of a crockpot. Top with salt and pepper to taste.

How to Make Keto Crockpot Chicken

In a bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, oregano, and paprika.

How to Make Keto Crockpot Chicken

Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken.

Layer the onion, celery, and carrots on top of the chicken.

Add the water, Rotel, and salsa to the crockpot.

How to Make Keto Crockpot Chicken

Close the lid and cook on low for 8 hours.

Shred the chicken. If you’re using sour cream, stir it in at this point.

Keto Crockpot Chicken

Serve immediately.

Keto Crockpot Chicken

Other Dinner Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like

Keto White Chicken Chili

Queso Chicken

Dorito Chicken Casserole

Keto Chicken Curry

Keto Chicken and Dumplings

Keto Crockpot Chicken on a white plate.

Crock Pot Chicken

4.34 from 3 votes
Calories 197 kcal


  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1-2 tablespoons keto taco seasoning
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 4 celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup hot salsa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • Lay chicken in the bottom of the crockpot and top with taco seasoning.
  • Cut, chop, dice (whatever you fancy) the carrots, celery, and onion and add to the crockpot.
  • Add tomatoes, salsa, and water.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or, really, however long you want at whatever temperature you want so long as the chicken cooks!
  • When done, shred the chicken (still in the crockpot) with 2 forks. Add sour cream and mix well.
  • Serve


Serving: 1Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 29gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 442mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
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