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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Liver Bites

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Are you a liver fan? If not you will be after trying these Keto Sweet and Spicy Liver Bites!

Think of these little bites as a cross between bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers (minus the jalapeño) and Millionaire's Bacon. You’ve got the heat from a bit of cayenne and paprika and some sweetness from a bit of Swerve.

Those two flavors combined with the savory bacon and the nutritional powerhouse that’s liver and you’ve got one great snack!

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Serving size 3 pieces

Allergy information for Sweet & Spicy Chicken Liver Bites

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 3 pieces)

Net carbs1 grams
Protein27.6 grams
Fat21.1 grams
Calories309 kcal
Calories from carbs 1%, protein 36%, fat 63%
Total carbs1.4 gramsFiber0.3 gramsSugars0.2 gramsSaturated fat7 gramsSodium1,289 mg(56% RDA)Magnesium32 mg(8% RDA)Potassium451 mg(23% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 12 pieces chicken liver (340 g/ 12 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 12 slices of bacon (450 g/ 1 lb)
  • 1 tbsp granulated Swerve or Erythritol (10 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Preheat your ovens broiler and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Sweet & Spicy Chicken Liver Bites
  2. Sprinkle the chicken livers with salt and wrap each piece in a slice of bacon securing the end with a toothpick or skewer.
  3. Mix the remaining spices together... Sweet & Spicy Chicken Liver Bites ... and sprinkle both sides of the liver bites. Sweet & Spicy Chicken Liver Bites
  4. Broil for 6-8 minutes per side rotation occasionally until the bacon is crisp and the livers are cooked through. Sweet & Spicy Chicken Liver Bites Serve immediately, or store up to 3 days and reheat as needed.
    Sweet & Spicy Chicken Liver Bites

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 3 pieces)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Liver (chicken), raw
0.6 g14.4 g4.1 g101 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Bacon (organic)
0 g13.1 g16.9 g204 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Paprika, spices
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Pepper, cayenne, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 3 pieces
1 g27.6 g21.1 g309 kcal

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Lauren Lester

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Comments (12)

excellent. Needing a nutritional boost and craving satisfier, I tried these. Oh yum! However, there was a little too much grease coming from the bacon, and being so close to the flame, well you can guess what happened. Next time, which will be very soon, I will try the air fryer method.

Thanks for the feedback Mar, that's good to know! Air fryer is definitely a faster and cleaner solution.

What temp do I set the broiler? Mine goes up to 500 I think. Doesn’t say in the instructions. Thanks

Hi Erika, I would preheat the broiler to the hottest setting. 500 is perfect.

Just ate my first one fresh out of the grill (in oven feature). OMG, so yummy 😊)
I cooked them for at least 20 minutes in total, turning them regularly and basting them intermittently with the melted bacon fat. Definitely a winner!

Amazingly good!
I love liver but have gotten a bit bored with the "always in the pan" method.
As I don't have a broiler (not too clear what that is anyways, my oven has a grill function) I used my airfryer. Assuming "put under broiler" means relatively hot, I turned my airfryer to 160° C and about 6 minutes on every side (I turned them once) resulted in crisp bacon and wonderfully soft and smooth liver. Thank you VERY much for this recipe.
Its quick and easy to make!
Very delicious!

Dee, thank you for your lovely feedback and air-fryer tips!

This combines two things I love into one yummy bite! Quick question - you stated about 15 min. total time, but the cook time in the recipe details states 6-8 minutes broiling per side which would total 12-16 minutes. Before I try this, I would like clarification so I plan properly and also don't burn these up! 😊 Thanks!

thank you Sandra, good point! 20 minutes total time would be more accurate - I'll fix it 😊

These were seriously delish! The liver was velvety smooth. Best with something acidic on the side.

Thank you for your kind words!

These look delicious! I'm buying chicken livers next trip to store!