Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs With Cheddar Sauce

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs With Cheddar Sauce

506 ratings

Yes, you can indulge every once in a while, while still sticking to your keto or low carb diet! These bacon wrapped chicken thighs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. However, they’re taken to the next level with a generous slathering of velvety cheddar cheese sauce! You’ll likely scarf down your meal faster than you cooked it!

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    2.3 g

  • Fiber

    0.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    2.4 g

  • Protein

    36.4 g

  • Fats

    57.6 g

676 cals

Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs With Cheddar Sauce

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  • Chicken Thigh

    Chicken Thigh

    20 oz, boneless, raw

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ½ tsp

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 teaspoon

  • Butter


    1-½ tablespoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    1 cup

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    1 cup, shredded

  • Bacon


    6 medium slice

Recipe Steps

steps 5

40 min

  • Step 1

    Prepare the chicken thighs by laying them flat on a clean surface. Sprinkle them evenly on the exposed side with salt and pepper.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Gently wrap each chicken thigh with bacon. Some larger pieces may require an extra half slice of bacon. Make sure all bacon ends meet on the underside of each thigh.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on high heat. When the skillet is ready, place in the chicken thighs. Cook on each side for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through. Set the chicken aside to rest.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    In a new, small pan, melt the butter over low heat. Gently whisk in the heavy cream. Bring the liquids to a simmer, and whisk until the fats are no longer separated.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    With the sauce on a low heat and a gentle simmer, whisk in the cheddar cheese in 3-4 additions. Stir the sauce until it’s creamy and smooth. Serve hot over the chicken and enjoy!
    Step 5

Comments 29

  • UnbelievableCauliflower489925

    UnbelievableCauliflower489925 11 days ago

    Did not enjoy as bacon not cooked on the inside, which actually went against the raw chicken in preparation. That’s just me!

    • FortuitousKale780438

      FortuitousKale780438 21 days ago

      Add some of the bacon grease to the cheese sauce instead of the butter. You will not be disappointed!

      • Jenn Merten

        Jenn Merten 22 days ago

        Delish! had brussel sprouts for a side, drizzled some of the cheese sauce over them DROOL!!! I am not a fan of thighs, so I think next time I will sub for some chicken breasts.

        • IneffableCauliflower175502

          IneffableCauliflower175502 a month ago

          Absolutely amazing! Throw some fresh veggie on the side and I was hooked. Keto has been tougher for me cooking since I’m a toss in this and toss in that kind of cook but following this and adding a little bit of seasoning to the sauce made a perfect dish.

          • tammysmith327

            tammysmith327 2 months ago

            This is some of the best chicken I've ever had. I did add a little garlic powder to the chicken. The cheese sauce was also very good I added a little Slap yo mama and some smoked paprika. I drizzled my serving over the chicken and some broccoli florets. Husband and teenager approved.

            • IneffableArugula366553

              IneffableArugula366553 6 months ago

              This is a great recipe, but I did have to make some minot tweaks. First off I seasoned the chicken with the standard: garlic, onion, and mustard powders. Then I did have to pop the chicken in the oven @400 for about 15 min. Next I also seasoned the cheddar sauce. Same as above but added some basil. The final touch was about 1/4 c fresh shredded parmesan, which adds about 18 calories per serving, but 0 carbs thankfully! Thickens up nicely with the added parm.

              • ChubbyMamawithallthechins

                ChubbyMamawithallthechins 6 months ago

                I didn't have thighs so I used breast. Absolutely delicious. Cheese sauce didn't thicken but still good.

                • Jim from ATL

                  Jim from ATL 6 months ago

                  Used this one years ago and was so excited when I ran across this today. This goes back on the menu for sure! Everyone loves this one!

                  • Nette

                    Nette 6 months ago

                    Made this with a few changes, I wrapped chicken breast, cooked in the oven then cheese spread was added. I made extra cheese sauce for the broccoli I had steamed. The four people in my home had nothing but praises for tonight's supper. This cheese sauce was the main attraction. This recipe is easy and made a big hit. I will definitely cook this again.

                    • BetterMe59

                      BetterMe59 a month ago

                      And at what temperature?

                    • Sweetelf1974

                      Sweetelf1974 6 months ago

                      How long did you bake it?

                  • MostlySonnie

                    MostlySonnie 7 months ago

                    Loved this recipe! But wayyyyy too many calories

                    • UnbelievableCauliflower571853

                      UnbelievableCauliflower571853 6 months ago

                      What should the calories be then if they're incorrect?

                    • UpbeatAvocado876309

                      UpbeatAvocado876309 6 months ago

                      The calories are incorrect

                  • PropitiousKale380176

                    PropitiousKale380176 8 months ago


                    • UnbelievableAvocado919674

                      UnbelievableAvocado919674 8 months ago

                      So freaking good! I didn’t only cook them in a pan though because the bacon cooked faster than the chicken so I turned the oven onto 350 and finished them like that!

                      • Lmrye

                        Lmrye 8 months ago

                        delicious! I cooked the chicken in the air fryer. The sauce is addicting!

                        • FantasticAvocado155589

                          FantasticAvocado155589 4 months ago

                          Also wanting to know about cook times etc for airfryer

                        • FabulousAvocado547665

                          FabulousAvocado547665 7 months ago

                          Hi , what temperatur did you air fry it at? And for how long? Thanks.

                        • Midnightrider

                          Midnightrider 8 months ago

                          Hi! Quick question. Did you cooked the chicken along with the bacon wrapped in the air fryer? Or did you cooked the bacon separately? If so, what temperature and how long? Air frying it sounds like a great idea. Thanks in advance!

                      • Kok

                        Kok 9 months ago

                        This was ok. I will try it again with chicken breasts next time. I have a hard time with the fat on the thighs.

                        • BlondeCIA360

                          BlondeCIA360 9 months ago

                          Seriously so delicious!!!! I would eat it everyday. Just wondering with all the extra cheese sauce, what can I dip in it?! 😅

                          • NRC

                            NRC 7 months ago

                            Celary tastes good with this sauce

                          • Jenimharper

                            Jenimharper 9 months ago

                            I love roasting veggies and dipping those in the cheese sauce 🤤

                        • MirthfulAvocado208004

                          MirthfulAvocado208004 9 months ago

                          I cooked up chicken thighs and some bacon earlier today. When I saw the video I started craving it. So I made the sauce (I added a little garlic powder to it) heated up some of the bacon and one thigh. My cheese sauce didn't get as thick as in the video but it was all extremely fantastic. I also steamed some broccoli as a side. Very filling and satisfying! Will definitely make this again.

                          • FantasticCauliflower874573

                            FantasticCauliflower874573 9 months ago

                            Cooked this dish for dinner and it was delicious. Had it with the garlic cumin spinach--winning combo! I'm new to CarbManager and loving the resources.

                            • SamT58

                              SamT58 10 months ago

                              Beautiful, I also did the chicken in the oven.

                              • IneffableCauliflower240676

                                IneffableCauliflower240676 a year ago

                                I read the reviews and followed Vivian1959 instructions about baking in oven. This was fantastic. Definitely will make it again

                                • FortuitousKetone476754

                                  FortuitousKetone476754 a year ago

                                  Loved it!