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Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken

This Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken recipe makes chicken breasts so tender they fall apart at the touch of a fork. This recipe creates a savory sauce that can be spooned over the chicken for serving. This recipe can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, dairy-free, or Paleo diet.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, low-carb
Keyword family friendly, keto chicken recipe, keto crockpot chicken, keto dinners for family, kid friendly, low carb crockpot chicken, shredded chicken recipe, slow cooker chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 6
Calories 291 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil (quantity divided)
  • 2 small onions peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (if making shreded chicken for another recipe you may want to leave out)
  • 2 tablespoons glucomannan
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add one tablespoon of avocado oil. Cook the onion and celery until edges are slightly soft and the vegetables are starting to soften. Stir in thyme.

    Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken-Cooking the veggies.
  2. Transfer onion mixture to the crockpot. Set skillet aside to use for the chicken.

    Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken-Adding the veggies to the crockpot.
  3. Add the glucomannan, sea salt, and black pepper to a large plastic bag (or a large bowl). Mix together well.

    Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken-mixing the coating.
  4. Place the chicken breasts in the bag and close it tightly. Shake chicken to coat with the mixture. If using a bowl, use your hands to coat the breasts.

    Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken-coating the chicken
  5. Heat one tablespoon of the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In batches, brown the chicken breasts, making sure they do not touch. Do not cook the chicken breast through through the center.

    Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken-browning the chicken.
  6. Transfer the chicken breasts to the crockpot.

    Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken-adding chicken to the crockpot.
  7. Add red wine vinegar to the pan. Stir, scraping up bits on the bottom of the pan. When vinegar has thickened, add the chicken stock and continue to scrape up browned bits. Bring mixture to a simmer, then pour into the crockpot over chicken breasts.

    Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken-deglazing the pan.
  8. Cover the crockpot and cook mixture 4-6 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low. Serve with sauce spooned over or shred chicken and use in other recipes.

    Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken-served.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Keto-Friendly Crockpot Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 breast)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 595mg26%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 53g106%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.