Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Against All Grain by Danielle Walker (p.138)

Original Recipe:

       1 pound boneless chicken thighs

       1 pound boneless chicken breast

       3 cups diced tomatoes in juices, from a jar or fresh

       1 small yellow onion, diced

       4 cloves garlic, minced

       2 Serrano chilies, seeded and chopped

       2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

       1 tablespoon cumin

       1 tablespoon chili powder

       2 ½ teaspoons coriander

       2 teaspoons sea salt

       ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

       ½ teaspoon black pepper

       Topping suggestions: avocado, jalapeños, Pico de Gallo

Step 1: Take Out & Replace Ingredients:

       Chicken Thighs

o   Why?- Too much fat

o   Replacement- Chicken breasts


Step 2: Count Number of Blocks:



2 lbs chicken breasts- 32B--Protein

3 cups tomato- 3B--Carb

1 small onion- 1B--Carb

32 tbsp avocado- 32B--Fat

Total =  Protein=32B / Carbs=4B / Fat=32B

Step 3:Add or Subtract Blocks of Protein, Carbs, and/ or Fat to Make Them Equal:

        Protein---Nothing needs to be added or subtracted

      Carbs---Add- 1B carb with every 1B protein and fat eaten

      Fat---No fat needs to be added 

Step 4: Re- write Recipe and Create New Instructions:

o   2 pounds boneless chicken breast

o   3 cups diced tomatoes in juices, from a jar or fresh

o   1 small yellow onion, diced

o   4 cloves garlic, minced

o   2 Serrano chilies, seeded and chopped

o   2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

o   1 tablespoon cumin

o   1 tablespoon chili powder

o   2 ½ teaspoons coriander

o   2 teaspoons sea salt

o   ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

o   ½ teaspoon black pepper

o   32 tbsp avocado

o   1 head lettuce for “shells”

o   Topping suggestions: jalapeños, Pico de Gallo



o   Place all ingredients, except avocados and lettuce, in a slow cooker and cook on low for 5 hours.

o   Remove the chicken, shred with two forks, then return to sauce for an additional hour.

o   To serve, place 1 ounce chicken and 1 tablespoon avocado in a lettuce leaf for a 1B taco.



       Yield: 32, 1B servings when eaten with 1B carb