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

515 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 30

  • OutstandingMacadamia713921

    OutstandingMacadamia713921 8 days ago

    I cooked this in the air fryer. 20 minutes. Used crème fraiche as I don’t like cream. It was delicious!

    • SplendidMacadamia724388

      SplendidMacadamia724388 9 days ago

      Was really yummy I cooked the chicken in the oven with baking paper didn’t dry out.. will eat it again

      • Nailia

        Nailia 14 days ago

        Love this recipe but I did not do the cheese sauce. I baked the chicken in the oven @400 for 17 minutes and broiled the chicken for 2 minutes for crispiness. I made a salad with tomato and lettuce and a little vinegar. Did not add any extra seasoning for a healthier option.

        • KimmyDee

          KimmyDee 21 days ago

          Absolutely delicious 😋 family favorite even for those not on a diet

          • JammyJams

            JammyJams 25 days ago

            This was delicious!!

            • ArmenianRoyalty

              ArmenianRoyalty a month ago

              Great recipe but you can tweak it a little for less calories. For one, bake in oven instead of using oil to fry. Then, you can use turkey bacon but it wont taste the same. I had to add a teaspoon of cornstarch to sauce to thicken but my family LOVED IT!!!

              • UnbelievableCauliflower489925

                UnbelievableCauliflower489925 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

                  • Jenn Merten

                    Jenn Merten 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 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.

                        • Sunshine25246

                          Sunshine25246 10 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 6 months ago

                                  And at what temperature?

                                • Sweetelf1974

                                  Sweetelf1974 a year ago

                                  How long did you bake it?

                              • MostlySonnie

                                MostlySonnie a year ago

                                Loved this recipe! But wayyyyy too many calories

                                • UnbelievableCauliflower571853

                                  UnbelievableCauliflower571853 10 months ago

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

                                • UpbeatAvocado876309

                                  UpbeatAvocado876309 10 months ago

                                  The calories are incorrect

                              • PropitiousKale380176

                                PropitiousKale380176 a year ago


                                • UnbelievableAvocado919674

                                  UnbelievableAvocado919674 a year 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 a year ago

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

                                    • FantasticAvocado155589

                                      FantasticAvocado155589 9 months ago

                                      Also wanting to know about cook times etc for airfryer

                                    • FabulousAvocado547665

                                      FabulousAvocado547665 a year ago

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

                                    • Midnightrider

                                      Midnightrider a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year ago

                                        Celary tastes good with this sauce

                                      • Jenimharper

                                        Jenimharper a year ago

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