Sugar Free Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites! A low carb, keto, easy, finger food appetizer for any party! One serving has 0 net carbs! Oven and Air Fryer Directions Provided.
Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Searching for easy, finger food keto appetizers for the Super Bowl? Look no further than these easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites!
Dipping bite sized, juicy chicken, wrapped in bacon into a creamy dressing like my homemade Ranch dressing makes for an awesome appetizer. These disappeared before I could have a few for myself!
Quick Keto Chicken Bites
Aside from the necessary cutting of the chicken and bacon into bite sized pieces and mixing some seasonings and spices together, it's really not that cumbersome.
A few minutes of time in the kitchen, but if you get your kids involved in wrapping the chicken you'll be free in no time!
How to Make Crispy Bacon Bites
As you can see from the photos I have some crispier looking bites and some not so crispy bites. This is for one reason, dependent on what you bake it on and whether you want crispy bacon or not.
If you choose to bake these on a regular baking pan these will produce those crispy succulent looking bites. You can also place the bites on a cooling rack over a baking pan if you'd rather have less grease and less crispy pieces of bacon.
Of course my kids and I liked the crispier bacon and my hubby liked the less crispy bacon. Either way they are sure to please everyone and bake pretty quickly.
How to Make Sugar Free Bacon Chicken Bites
You needs just 5 ingredients and one optional if you choose! I'm using chicken tenderloin, but you can use chicken thighs if you prefer. You also need bacon, Swerve brown sugar sub, chili powder, pepper and sugar free maple syrup which is optional.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Wrap the pieces of bacon over each piece of chicken.
Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil or you can use a cooling rack over the baking pan.
Whisk the last 3 ingredients together in a bowl and roll each chicken bite into the mixture.
Place chicken bites on baking pans or cooling rack over pans.
Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy to your preference. Drizzle optional sugar free maple syrup over the bites and broil for 2-3 minutes until crisp.
Prepare my Homemade Ranch Dressing to serve with.
Please note; you can make these spicier, but since I was serving these to my kids I made them less spicy. These are only mildly spicy. These can be enjoyed room temperature as well!
How to Make Bacon Chicken Bites in Air Fryer
If you have an air fryer and prefer using that instead of the oven, no problem! You will need to cook these in two batches, one pound at a time.
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
Wrap the bacon around each piece of chicken and place half the chicken onto your air fryer basket.
Air fry for 10 minutes, check internal temperature is 165 degrees F, if not air fry for just a few minutes more. Drizzle sugar free maple syrup over the bites if desired and air fry one minute more and enjoy!
Continue the same procedure with the rest of the chicken bites.
Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Sugar Free Sweet Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
- 2 pounds chicken tenderloin boneless, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 16 ounces bacon cut in half
- ½ cup Swerve Brown Sugar Sub or Swerve granular sweetener
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup sugar free maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Wrap the pieces of bacon over each piece of chicken.
- Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil or you can use a cooling rack over the baking pan.
- Whisk the last 3 ingredients together in a bowl and roll each chicken bite into the mixture.
- Place chicken bites on baking pans or cooling rack over pans.
- Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy to your preference. Drizzle optional sugar free maple syrup over the bites and broil for 2-3 minutes until crisp.
- Prepare my Homemade Dairy Free Ranch Dressingto serve with.
Tina Marie Allen
Can I air fry them
Nothing can go wrong when there’s chipotle, chicken and bacon involved! What a delicious recipe!
They would be good with French Fries.
8 per serving or makes 8 servings?
It's 2 pounds of chicken which is 32 ounces and divided by 8 servings is 4 ounces per serving. Not sure how many bites that will be, you'll have to weigh it.
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Thanks so much! I will share it too!
I made these for a get together with my inlaws and it was a hit.........even if I omitted the sauce/coating (not enough time). Next time, I will try it with the coating. Thank you.
Glad you liked it!
Colleen (Souffle Bombay)
Mmmmm, this is a family favorite of ours, actually just served it yesterday at a BBQ we hosted....we however use BBQ sauce. I like your take on making it lower cal!
These look so good! I love the combo of sweet and spicy....yum!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Since I've been recently eating a high fat, low carb diet, these are right up my alley. They look SO freaking good. I seriously can't want to make these!!!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
You had me at homemade ranch and bacon! I love easy finger foods too and I don't know if I could stop myself from eating all of these!
These look amazing. I just grilled some last week for a client. Nothing better than chicken wrapped in bacon. It's so funny about how people like their bacon, I'm a crispy girl myself but hubs likes his lighter than me. I like mine almost burnt, no idea why. I love that you did these sugar free. And spicy. I need to dunk mine next time. I love dunkable foods. Is dunkable a word?
Ashley @ Wishes & DIshes
Oh my - these look SO good. I love finger foods. And I'd definitely go for the crispy bacon!
Anything bacon wrapped in my book get's an A+! These look like a great go-to appetizer!
You first had me at bacon and then at sweet and spicy. Perfect little appetizer bites!
What are the directions for the sweet and spicy sauce? What kind of swerve: sweetener or confectioners?
Either Swerve will work, I used granulated but confectioner's is fine too. Just mix the last 3 ingredients and roll the bites in that before baking.