Keto Bacon Wrapped Tex-Mex Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Keto Bacon Wrapped Tex-Mex Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
 

An easy and delicious recipe for keto bacon wrapped Tex-Mex chicken sheet pan dinner.

Keto bacon wrapped Tex-Mex chicken sheet pan dinner is the perfect way to ensure a delicious low carb dinner gets to the table fast. It also makes clean up a breeze because everything is cooked together in a single sheet pan.

If your a fan of the flavors of that abounds in Texas and Mexico, then make sure you also visit our Easy Keto Tex Mex Recipes, where you are sure to find several recipes that will satisfy your taste buds.

Keto Bacon Wrapped Tex-Mex Chicken (Sheet Pan Dinner)

Fond Food Memories

I grew up eating sheet pan dinners before it was a thing. Although let’s face it, my Mami would not have called it a “sheet pan” meal, because the term sheet pan dinner, was not around then.

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BUT…can I tell you that nonetheless, herb roasted chicken with veggies was finger-linking delicious?!?

I have several fond food memories but when it comes to basic comfort food, Mami’s roasted chicken with veggies is pretty high on my list.

I recall how I was wooed into the kitchen by the aroma of a chicken being lovingly roasted. The vegetables would cook in the drippings of the chicken fat and were caramelized to perfection.

The Ease Of Cooking On A Sheet Pan

That food memory would explain why keto meals that feature roasted chicken is not a rare thing in our home.

My keto bacon wrapped Tex-Mex chicken sheet pan dinner, combines the ease of cooking on a sheet pan, with the classic flavor of bacon wrapped chicken. This makes for one easy weeknight meal.

Can I hear an amen for easy keto meals?

I love serving my keto bacon wrapped Tex-Mex chicken sheet pan dinner straight off the pan. Why? Well, the presentation is simply stunning. PLUS sheet pan dinners avoid a sink full of pots and pans.

Less clean up meals are especially convenient on busy weeknights. When I want to cook a healthy low carb meal, but don’t want to deal with a big mess afterwards.

Tell me that’s not something you crave too? I enjoy cooking and all but the clean up afterwards? Not so much.

Besides, my keto bacon wrapped Tex-Mex chicken sheet pan dinner is also a budget-friendly keto meal.

So, please don’t tell me that it’s too pricy to eat keto. It really is all about making the best choices for your particular needs. It is possible to do a low carb diet on a strict budget. We know lots of people who do so every day and are having great results.

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Tex-Mex Spices

If you are a follower of our blog you may have noticed that this girl is a fan of Tex-Mex flavors. I can’t seem to get enough of these flavors.

I don’t know what exactly draws me to these spices but the smokiness of chipotle pepper, cumin, chili powder always gets me.

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If Tex-Mex isn’t your thing, you can surely try using your own favorite blend of spices. The point is to make a keto sheet pan meal that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Why Chicken Thighs Instead Of Chicken Breasts On Keto?

I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe. Mainly, because it’s a fattier option and it’s the preferred choice in the keto community for this very reason.

Also, the use of chicken thighs in my keto bacon wrapped Tex-Mex chicken sheet pan dinner, ensures a juicy flavor full option. White meat is always more likely to dry out when cooking at higher temperatures plus the portions are much larger.

These days we rarely eat chicken breasts simply because our appetite has taken a backseat since being in a deep state of ketosis.

Not a fan of chicken thighs? Swap them out for chicken breasts. However, you will have to adjust the cooking time. Perhaps cooking the chicken breasts at a lower temperature and for a longer period of time. Say 350 degrees instead of 400, and 40- 50 minutes versus 35-40.

Customizing Your Keto Sheet Pan Meal

What I love about this recipe for keto bacon wrapped Tex-Mex chicken sheet pan dinner is that it’s not only delicious but can be easily customized.

Simply season your chicken thighs with my Tex-Mex  seasonings and wrap them well with at least two strips of bacon. Once fully wrapped, lay them on top of your favorite keto-friendly veggies.

Make sure that you choose vegetables that can stand up to 400 degree oven and are low in carbs. The result will be a juicy keto Tex-Mex chicken sheet pan meal, that you will be proud to serve.

Keto Friendly Vegetables

Take a look at the vegetables I chose to place under my keto bacon wrapped chicken thighs. It’s a medley of asparagus spears, red cabbage, peppers, onion and garlic.

I didn’t add the vegetables to the nutrition label or recipe because it really should be what’s in the season for you at the time. Or what you may have on hand. So, have fun experimenting with your choice of veggies.

Keto vegetables ready to roast

Doesn’t that tray of vegetables look inviting? What about the aqua sheet pan? I am a firm believer in making meals look enticing and the use of an aqua sheet pan made my keto sheet pan meal even lovelier.

Just look at that beautiful array of colors! Now imagine those vegetables cooked in the drippings of a bacon wrapped chicken?

Yup it’s a winner alright.

Perfecting Your Keto Sheet Pan Dinner

Something to keep in mind, is that the chicken may release a little more liquid than you like. What I do to remedy this, is to skim off the excess liquid midway through the cooking process.

This way you can be certain that your vegetables don’t get soggy. If you are able to include carrots in your diet, I recommend you use them in this recipe because they can absorb the excess liquid well.

Most sheet pan recipes add root vegetables for this very reason. However, the majority of root vegetables are too high in carbs and therefore are avoided on a keto plan.

With that being said, if you are doing low carb, and not necessarily strict keto, then carrots would be ok to have. Just make sure you don’t go overboard.

Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs On Veggies (prep)

Another way you can address the extra liquid that the chicken will produce, is to remove the keto bacon wrapped chicken off the veggie lined sheet pan once it’s fully cooked. Then just let the vegetables cook alone until some of the excess liquid evaporates.

I sure hope you will give this recipe a try, because weeknight dinners should be simple and keto sheet pan dinners makes them easy, healthy AND delicious.

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Keto Bacon Wrapped Tex-Mex Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Keto Bacon Wrapped Tex-Mex Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Hilda Solares

Yields 6

A recipe for Keto Bacon Wrapped Tex-Mex Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner. It's the perfect meal for busy weeknights.

7 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

47 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 10-12 slices bacon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar substitute (I used Swerve)
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all the spices in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Roll each chicken thigh in the spices and then wrap with bacon.
  4. Place the chicken thighs on large sheet pan lined with your choice of low carb vegetables.
  5. Bake for 35-40 until chicken is no longer pink and the bacon is crisp.
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Nutrition

Calories

1457 cal

Fat

56 g

Carbs

12 g

Protein

210 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 594 Calories from Fat 314.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.9g 54%
Saturated Fat 10.9g 55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 1440mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 0.8g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g 44%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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