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Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken

 

This recipe for keto bacon wrapped chicken is an easy low-carb chicken dinner recipe that is seasoned with Tex Mex spices and a little brown sugar substitute that caramelizes as it cooks.

Making low carb bacon wrapped chicken for dinner may seem fancy but actually requires minimal effort. It’s an easy recipe the whole family will embrace. 

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Bacon and chicken go together like besties for good reason. The smokiness of bacon with the perfectly cooked chicken is a combo that is hard to resist.

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Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Keto bacon wrapped chicken long pin

Keto bacon wrapped chicken long pin

Bacon lovers rejoice, this is the easiest way to enjoy a chicken dish that makes a flavorful meal thanks to the bacon and the smokey spice mixture.

Simple ingredients come together quickly for a delicious keto dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. 

It’s no wonder my family always says yes to this bacon & chicken recipe!

Main Ingredients Needed To Make Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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Unseasoned bacon wrapped chicken pieces on a white plate 

Below are all the ingredients you’ll need to make this low-carb bacon wrapped chicken. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.

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What’s The Best Bacon To Use When Wrapping Chicken?

keto bacon wrapped chicken thighs

Keto bacon wrapped chicken thighs

When it comes to choosing the best piece of bacon for wrapping chicken, you’ll want medium-cut bacon slices with a uniform thickness.

This is the best way to ensure even cooking time. If the bacon is too thick it will prevent the piece of chicken under the bacon from cooking properly.

You’ll risk overcooking the chicken trying to cook the top of the bacon. The cooking process will be skewed if you choose bacon that is too thick.

How To Make Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken

To make this keto-friendly bacon wrapped chicken is pretty straightforward.

You’ll start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F. and then proceed to make the dry rub.

In a small bowl combine well the brown sugar substitute, salt, paprika, chipotle powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin powder, and black pepper to make your rub.

If you want a spicy rub, add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the mixture. 

Rub half of the seasoning all over the chicken breasts, then wrap each chicken breast with two slices of bacon.

Once the chicken is fully wrapped in bacon, place the chicken breast seam side down on an aluminum foil-wrapped pan that can accommodate all the chicken.

Then sprinkle the remaining seasonings over the top of the chicken and bake for thirty-thirty-five minutes. Be sure to baste the chicken with the pan drippings a few times during the cooking process.

If after the chicken is cooked the bacon has not fully crisped, you can broil it in the oven for a few minutes until it does.

How Long Does It Take To Cook Bacon Wrapped Chicken?

seasoned keto bacon wrapped chicken baked in roasting pan

seasoned keto bacon wrapped chicken baked in roasting pan

On average chicken breasts that are covered in bacon and baked in a 375 degree, F. oven take anywhere between thirty to thirty-five minutes to cook. 

The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees F on a meat thermometer to be considered safe to eat. 

The cooking time will vary if cooking skinless chicken thighs since dark meat takes a little longer to cook. If 

Best Brown Sugar Substitute To Use In Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken

As far as what brown sugar substitute I can recommend for this bacon chicken, I like using Sukrin Gold.

The brown sugar substitute caramelizes as the chicken bakes it gives a depth of flavor that you would otherwise miss, so I wouldn’t omit it if you want to ensure the same results.

You can also use Lakanto Golden and Swerve’s Brown Sugar.

And if you can’t get your hands on brown sugar substitute, you could use a granulated sugar substitute instead.

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keto bacon wrapped chicken baked in roasting pan

Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This recipe for keto bacon wrapped chicken is an easy low-carb chicken dinner recipe that is seasoned with warm spices and a little brown sugar substitute that caramelizes as it cooks. It's a delicious way to add maximum flavor and moisture to a baked chicken.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl combine well the brown sugar substitute, salt, paprika, chipotle powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin powder, and black pepper to make a dry rub.
  3. Rub half of the seasoning all over the chicken breasts,
  4. Next, wrap each chicken breast with 2 slices of bacon. Once the chicken is fully wrapped in bacon, place the chicken breast seam side down on an aluminum foil-wrapped pan that can accommodate all the chicken.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining seasonings over the top of each chicken and bake for 30-35 minutes. Be sure to baste the chicken with the pan drippings a few times during the cooking process.
  6. If after the chicken is cooked the bacon has not fully crisped, you can broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes until it does.
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

This recipe can be doubled easily for when you want to feed a crowd or for meal prepping.

If you want a spicy rub, add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the mixture. 

Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks Instructions

Although this recipe calls for chicken breasts you can substitute them for chicken thighs or drumsticks. You will just need to bake for 35-40 minutes until the chicken is cooked and a meat thermometer registers 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 119mgCarbohydrates: 2.9gNet Carbohydrates: 2.5gFiber: .4gSugar: 13gProtein: 24g

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