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Low Carb Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Low Carb Chipotle Chicken Tacos is an easy flavor-packed recipe that also happens to be naturally gluten free -- and lower fat than beef tacos! So good!

Course dinner
Servings 6 servings
Calories 272 kcal
Author Rachel Singer

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced small
  • 1 small yellow onion diced small
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic about six cloves
  • 2 pounds ground chicken or ground turkey
  • 4 chipotles in adobo diced small
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 4 oz romaine

Instructions

  1. In large skillet, saute onion and bell pepper in olive oil over medium heat until softened.
  2. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  3. Stir in ground chicken, chipotles, and spices, increase heat to medium-high, and continue to cook over medium-high heat (breaking up chicken as you go), until it is cooked through.

  4. Drain chicken mixture, then return to pan and add tomato sauce.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 5-10 minutes until heated through and flavors are well blended.
  6. Serve your low carb chipotle chicken tacos wrapped in lettuce leaves of choice (I used Romaine here), with optional taco toppings such as sour cream, diced avocado, shredded cheese, chopped tomato, diced onion, or whatever you generally prefer on yours.

Note: To save time, I used my little food chopper to dice the pepper and onion, and then to dice the chipotle peppers -- just be sure not to puree the red pepper and onion.

Recipe Notes

Note: To save time, I used my little food chopper to dice the pepper and onion, and then to dice the chipotle peppers -- just go slowly to be sure not to puree the red pepper and onion.