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Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites

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You guys have been loving my Mini Pepperoni Guacamole Cups so much that I thought you might like some more easy savoury low-carb snacks. These keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites are the bomb!

So quick and easy to make, and so flavoursome. Perfect for a party or a game night with friends and family. Cheese, bacon, chicken and a some oomph from our favourite jalapeño… simples!

I like to pack these in a Tupperware for a long car journey or they make great picnic and lunchbox food. Less than 1 gram of net carbs per piece!

Note: To calculate the nutrition facts I used crisped up bacon (bacon grease removed) as the bacon grease will be lost during the cooking process.

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Nutritional values (per piece)

Net carbs0.4 grams
Protein11.9 grams
Fat9.2 grams
Calories132 kcal

Calories from carbs 1%, protein 36%, fat 63%

Total carbs0.5 gramsFiber0.1 gramsSugars0.1 gramsSaturated fat3.8 gramsSodium487 mg(21% RDA)Magnesium9 mg(2% RDA)Potassium98 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 15 bacon bites)

  • 4 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless, cubed or 2 chicken breasts (600 g/ 1.3 oz)
  • 12 slices bacon, divided (360 g/ 12.7 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 jalapeños (28 g/ 1 oz) or 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños for mild heat
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 tsp cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional).
  2. Cut the 12 slices of bacon in half to get a total of 24 bacon strips. Place the chicken and 9 strips of bacon in a food processor. Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites
  3. Blitz until the chicken and bacon are minced. You'll need 15 bacon strips to later wrap around the chicken bites. Option to buy ground/minced chicken and cut the bacon fine if you prefer. Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites
  4. Place the mixture into a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine well. Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites
  5. Roll into balls about 57 g/ 2 oz each. Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites
  6. Wrap 1 strip around each chicken bite. Thread onto skewers or secure with toothpicks.
    Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Finish under the broiler for 2 - 3 minutes to make the bacon crispy. Option to fry in a skillet in 1 tbsp butter or oil for about 15 minutes on a medium heat until crispy and cooked through.
    Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites
  8. Serve with Low-Carb Ketchup, store-bought or Homemade Mustard, Quick Garlic Mayonnaise or Low-Carb Ranch Dressing. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freezer for 2 months.
    Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken & Bacon Bites

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per piece)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken thighs, boneless, skin-on, raw
0 g7.1 g6.6 g88 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Onion powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Peppers, Jalapeno, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.1 g0.9 g1.3 g15 kcal
Paprika, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Bacon, crispy (bacon grease removed)
0 g3.8 g1.3 g27 kcal
Total per piece
0.4 g11.9 g9.2 g132 kcal
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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

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