A taco night favorite! Boneless chicken breasts cook low and slow in a chipotle-orange sauce until they're pull-apart tender, then are paired with a fresh avocado-orange salsa. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019

Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N.


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place broth, orange juice concentrate, chipotle, adobo, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

  • Place chicken in a 4-qt. or larger slow cooker and season with salt. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on Low until the chicken is tender and can easily be pulled apart with a fork, 4 to 5 hours.

  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Let cool slightly.

  • Carefully transfer the cooking liquid to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 15 minutes. Return the sauce to the slow cooker.

  • Meanwhile, prepare salsa: Zest orange, then peel; chop the segments. Mix onion, cilantro, lime juice, the orange zest, and the chopped orange in a medium bowl. Add avocado and toss gently until just combined.

  • Using 2 forks, shred the chicken. Return it to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the sauce. To serve, divide the chicken among tortillas and top with cabbage and the salsa.


Equipment: 4-qt. or larger slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; total fat 9.4g 14% DV; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 63mg 21% DV; sodium 199mg 8% DV; potassium 557mg 16% DV; carbohydrates 35g 11% DV; fiber 6.1g 24% DV; sugar 7g; protein 27g 54% DV; exchange other carbs 3; vitamin a iu 373IU; vitamin c 45mg; folate 62mcg; calcium 116mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 43mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
My husband made this for us and it turned out amazing. The flavors really popped. I know he added some pepper to the chicken and a little extra cilantro but I don't think he changed anything else. We plan on using the same ingredients to make shrimp tacos but obviously a different method of cooking. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Very delish!!! Time consuming and many ingredients...This meal will take some planning and time.....that is the only reason I gave it three stars! Most ppl truly do not have this type of time to make a dinner. Read More