Keto Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Thighs

This is an easy, tasty keto Mexican chicken thigh recipe that you will just have to make, again and again, I know I do.  I love my slow cooker . .. just set it and forget it until it is time to eat. I don’t think I have an appliance that I love more than my slow cookers. Yes, I said “slow cookers” plural. I have a large one and a small one because some things are better in one and not the other and vice-versa.

Mexican Chicken Thighs keto

Easy Dinners Are the Best

As I have said before I have two vegetarians in the house so only my oldest son and I eat the chicken. My husband and youngest son have a vegetarian option and then we pair this with either cauliflower mash or just some steamed vegetables with butter.

I also love Mexican food, so this easy chicken thigh recipe hits on both my loves without all the work. This is the perfect dinner for any day of the week. I LOVE easy dinners and ones, where I have leftovers that I can make another easy dinner, are even better.

Easy Keto mexican chicken thighs

Easy Meal Prep

I put this in a big family-size slow cooker (crockpot), but feel free to cut the recipe in half and use a smaller slow cooker (crockpot). However, if you have to cook anyway why not have leftovers for the next day for dinner or lunch. It just makes eating keto so much easier and who doesn’t love “easy”?

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Keto Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Thighs

Certainly Keto
This is a quick easy slow cooker meal that will please the whole family. It just makes staying keto so easy. Pair with a vegetable and you have yourself a great dinner.
4.45 from 9 votes
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 Pieces about
Calories 402 kcal


Whisk Set
Slow Cooker


  • 3-4 lbs chicken thighs bone-in and skin on about 8 pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 oz packet taco seasoning
  • sour cream optional
  • green onions optional
  • red pepper flakes optional


  • In a crockpot, add chicken broth and half the package of taco seasoning.
  • Whisk together to blend.
  • Add chicken thighs to your slow cooker
    and the rest of taco seasoning on top of chicken thighs.
  • Push down a little on the thighs to submerge them a bit.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until no longer pink inside.
  • Serve with sour cream and garnish with green onions and red pepper flakes (optional).


Nutrition is for this recipe only. Please add up any additional optional ingredients you add.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g 28%
Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugar 1g 1%
Protein 52g 104%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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