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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Nutritional values (per serving, 3 pieces)

1 grams 0.3 grams 27.6 grams 21.1 grams 7 grams 309 calories
Total Carbs1.4grams
Net Carbs1grams
of which Saturated7grams
Magnesium32mg (8% RDA)
Potassium451mg (23% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (1%), protein (36%), fat (63%)

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
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  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.
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Comments (10)

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!