Keto Maple Bacon Chicken Thighs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    7 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    37 min

Keto Maple Bacon Chicken Thighs

22 ratings

These simple yet tasty bacon wrapped chicken thighs are coated in a sweet and sticky mustard and lakanto maple syrup sauce.

Perfect for all the family, these chicken thighs are perfect for serving with keto fries or salad and slaw.

  • Net Carbs

    2.8 g

  • Fiber

    5 g

  • Total Carbs

    20.1 g

  • Protein

    30.4 g

  • Fats

    11.1 g

281 cals

Keto Maple Bacon Chicken Thighs

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  • Bacon


    6 slice - 6" long

  • Chicken Thigh, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    Chicken Thigh, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    3 large

  • Maple Flavored Syrup by Lakanto

    Maple Flavored Syrup by Lakanto

    1 tablespoon

  • Mustard


    1 teaspoon

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 5

37 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2

    Taking one at a time, tightly wrap each chicken thigh with two slices of bacon.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Transfer the bacon wrapped chicken to an oven proof dish and season with salt and pepper. Mix the mustard and lakanto maple flavored syrup together until well combined.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Drizzle the maple-mustard mixture over the chicken, ensuring each thigh is evenly coated.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Transfer to the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes or until the meat is completely cooked through and the juices run clear.
    Step 5

Comments 25

  • amandaliz84

    amandaliz84 a year ago

    Delicious! The only change I made is that I seasoned the thighs before wrapping it with bacon. 🫶🏽

    • MirthfulMacadamia360340

      MirthfulMacadamia360340 2 years ago

      This is incredible! Will make over and over again.

      • AmazingCauliflower216360

        AmazingCauliflower216360 3 years ago

        Sounds yummy! (For me I use turkey bacon, because of pork allergy.) I used to make a similar recipe. My favorite Italian, or Cesar, or homemade dressing. Always used to use a fork to poke holes deep into the chicken (or what ever meats). This allows the marinades to get deeper into the meats. Also, can use a sharp knife to make deep cuts, then pack w/ herbs, fruits, veggies, meat, &/or cheese.

        • PropitiousRadish613282

          PropitiousRadish613282 3 years ago

          Marinated the chicken in the sauce for four + hours, wrapped in maple bacon, baked on a raised rack placed excess marinade over the chicken… 40 minutes at 400 degrees.. moist and flavorful… with delicious bacon. Enjoy!

          • PinkBra

            PinkBra 3 years ago

            Loved it but next time I might soak it for the day before cooking... bacon only took in the maple flavor.

            • FabulousMacadamia735927

              FabulousMacadamia735927 3 years ago

              Wow. Loved it!

              • mrs.hersh1036

                mrs.hersh1036 3 years ago

                I've never craved chicken more than potatoes until this recipe. YUM.

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 3 years ago

                  Thanks so much!

              • Rubydancer

                Rubydancer 3 years ago

                It looks good, but it needs more sauce. It’s dry and not very tasty

                • Vettemama

                  Vettemama 3 years ago

                  This is almost identical to Man Pleasing Chicken recipe by taste of listen up! Add 1/2 T vinegar to the mustard and sugar free syrup. Mix, pour over bacon wrapped breasts, Bake this at 450 degrees for 40 min. Bacon needs more time and higher temp to get crispy. Half way thru, baste with sauce. It is to die for!!! You won’t be sorry if you adjust the time and temp.

                  • alanadeno

                    alanadeno 3 years ago

                    made this tonight, it was good... broiled for the last 5 minutes as the bacon wasnt crisping up... i wish the marinade/sauce was a bit stronger in flavor but it was still really good!!👌🏼

                  • Smeeagain

                    Smeeagain 3 years ago

                    Wow! I am not a man but I was so pleased with this recipe!

                • Smbayless

                  Smbayless 3 years ago

                  The bacon did not get crispy enough and when the sauce cooked the bacon juice overpowered it. Edible but would not make again.

                  • Vettemama

                    Vettemama 4 years ago

                    This reminds me of Taste of Home ‘Man Pleasing Chicken‘, which was a staple on the menu prior to Keto. Only difference is the Sugar Free syrup. Must say, it is just as good!

                    • recipewriter

                      recipewriter 4 years ago

                      Thank you very much :)

                  • Nanak82003

                    Nanak82003 4 years ago

                    Help! I don’t have yellow mustard. Can I substitute with something else?

                    • Brenda

                      Brenda 5 years ago

                      Is there something that can be substituted for maple flavored syrup by lakanto

                      • Bigman6134

                        Bigman6134 5 years ago

                        Use a sugar free syrup

                    • Lilbuni2004

                      Lilbuni2004 5 years ago

                      Can you used chicken breast instead of thighs?

                      • kathyyax52ea

                        kathyyax52ea 3 years ago

                        I imagine bacon would help chicken breasts be far less dry.

                      • Bigman6134

                        Bigman6134 5 years ago

                        I'm sure you could but I imagine that it would be dry

                    • lsc758

                      lsc758 5 years ago

                      I did with chicken tenderloin white meat. 12 small. Cooked half time on bake. Then put on broil on each side to finish to crispy up bacon and brown chicken more.

                      • LadyOracleOK

                        LadyOracleOK 5 years ago

                        Love this recipe

                        • recipewriter

                          recipewriter 5 years ago

                          Thanks so much!

                      • Janet

                        Janet 5 years ago

                        This would have been better if the thighs were browned first.