Keto Zesty Mexican Style Pulled Chicken
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5 from 1 vote
Shredded chicken legs cooked in a delicious and flavourful chipotle sauce. It is very easy to make and does not require a lot of preparation time – only 10 minutes and you are done. 
This dish is perfect for a midweek dinner. When cooked, chicken is very tender and full of flavour with a little kick. Delicious eaten with salads, cauliflower rice, soups or on its own – the choice is yours!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken, dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 251kcal


  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 4 chicken legs boneless and skinless
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 white onions roughly chopped
  • 1 lime juiced and zested
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 10 g fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 360 ml water


  • In a heavy bottom pan, over medium high heat heat up 1 tbsp ghee. Add chicken legs and brown on each side.
  • To a blender or food processor add chipotle peppers, salt, oregano, cumin, paprika, garlic cloves, ginger, onion, lime juice and lime zest, chopped tomatoes, cilantro and water. Whiz until smooth.
  • To the browned chicken add chipotle sauce. Bring it to a boil then reduce heat to low and cook for 40-50 minutes, turning chicken occasionally until cooked.
  • Using two forks shred the chicken.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.4g | Protein: 27.5g | Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 3g

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