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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers – An Easy Low-Carb Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers have become my new favorite low-carb, Keto friendly recipe. Chunks of seasoned chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and baked to perfection in the oven.

Not only can you serve it along with a salad or cauliflower rice for a complete dinner, you can also serve it as a tasty appetizer.

And best of all, both adults and kids love this recipe! In fact, sometimes I take it one step further and serve it with Honey Mustard sauce or a Sweet Sriracha sauce for dipping.

Not only does it make for a great lunchbox idea, it is also a delicious after school snack recipe as well. And as an added bonus, they are easy and fun to make!

bacon wrapped chicken skewers
One of our favorite, low-carb recipes, these bacon wrapped chicken skewers can be served as the main course or as an appetizer.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black ground pepper
  • Creole seasoning – or substitute your preferred seasoning of choice.
  • Bacon slices
  • Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • Wire Baking Rack
  • Metal or Wood Skewers
chicken breast chunks
For even cooking, cut the chicken breast in even 1-2 inch cubes.

INSTRUCTIONS

The first step in making bacon wrapped chicken skewers is to preheat the oven. Then line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Set a wire cooking rack on top of the foil lined baking sheet and spray with non-stick spray and set aside.

Then, if you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water. However, if you are use metal skewers spray them with non-stick cooking spray and set them aside.

Cut the chicken breasts into 1-2 inch pieces, removing and discarding any fat. Then place the chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag.

chicken chunk on bacon
Place one seasoned chicken breast chunk on the edge of half of a piece of bacon and then roll it up tightly.

Next, drizzle the olive oil on top of the chicken and then add the salt, pepper and Creole seasoning to the bag. Seal the bag and shake to coat all sides of the chicken pieces.

While the chicken is resting, cut the bacon in half across the center. Then working with one piece of bacon at a time, place a piece of chicken on one edge of the bacon and roll it up.

Set the bacon wrapped chicken aside and repeat the process until all the chicken is rolled up in bacon.

Place Them On The Skewers

Now it is time to place the chicken on the skewers. Pick up a rolled up piece of chicken and find the end of the bacon.

Right below where the bacon ends, pierce it with skewer and push it through the chicken so that it goes out the other side.

skewer
Place the skewer just below the end of the bacon and pierce it all the way through. Repeat and place 5-6 chicken pieces on each skewer.

Repeat the process and place 5 – 6 pieces of the bacon wrapped chicken onto each skewer. Arrange skewers on top of the wire rack in the prepared baking sheet.

Place the pan in a preheated oven and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is slightly crispy.

Remove the pan from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Serve warm as a main dish or low-carb appetizer.

grilled chicken skewers
It is best to cook the bacon wrapped chicken skewers on a wire baking rack so that it cooks evenly.

Optional Dipping Sauce

If you are serving the bacon wrapped chicken skewers as an appetizer, I would highly suggest that you provide a dipping sauce for your guests.

You could serve them with bottled or Homemade Ranch dressing. However I prefer these two, easy to make dipping sauces.

1. Honey Mustard Dip
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until well incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to be served.

This dip can be made up to 2 days in advance. It is also great to serve with Soft Pretzel Bites or Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets.

honey mustard dip
Although not necessary, serving the bacon wrapped chicken with a dipping sauce is a delicious option.
2. Sweet Sriracha Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

In a small saucepan add all the ingredients and stir. Heat on medium-high until the sauce begins to simmer. Let the sauce reduce slightly to thicken.

Serve warm with the bacon wrapped chicken skewers. Or instead of serving it as a dipping sauce, brush the bacon wrapped chicken with the sauce during the last 5 minutes of baking.

serving bacon chicken skewers
Once the chicken has been removed from the oven, be sure to allow it to sit and rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy! Mary

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Yield: 6 servings

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

bacon wrapped chicken skewers

Chunks of seasoned chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and cooked until nice and crispy. A great dinner or low-carb appetizer recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 12 bacon slices
  • 6 skewers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Soak wooden skewers in water.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set a wire cooking rack on top of the baking sheet and spray with non-stick spray and set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into 1-2 inch pieces and place them in a large resealable plastic bag.
  4. Add olive oil and then Creole seasoning to the bag. Seal the bag and shake to coat all sides of the chicken pieces.
  5. Cut the bacon in half. Working with one piece of bacon at a time, place a piece of chicken on one end of the bacon and roll up. Repeat until all the chicken is wrapped in bacon.
  6. Pierce each bacon wrapped chicken piece with the skewer, just above where the end of the bacon stopped. Repeat and place 5 - 6 pieces of the bacon wrapped chicken onto each skewer.
  7. Arrange skewers on top of the prepared baking sheet and rack.
  8. Place in preheated oven and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is slightly crispy.
  9. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  10. Serve warm as a main dish, or low-carb appetizer.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 811mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 31g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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