Bacon-wrapped Chicken Skewers

Bust out the jalapeños and honey-chipotle sauce. This high-protein, low-carb treat is a party for your mouth and muscles.

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers
 Travis Rathbone

Chicken breast can be dry, but wrapping the lean poultry in bacon makes it extra juicy.

Coupled with chipotle-smoked jalapeños, this recipe packs a nutritional punch, offering high levels of vitamin C, which helps turn fat into energy.

Pro tip: Make sure you bring home the bacon without nitrites—carcinogens linked to cancer (and don’t burn it either).

Nutrition (per serving): 527 calories, 50g protein, 11g carbs, 31g fat

 

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 skewers
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp chipotle sauce

Preheat a grill to medium-high. Cut chicken and bell pepper into six slices each. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and place on top of bell peppers.

Cut jalapeño into 18 slices. Put 3 on each chicken piece. Wrap with bacon, tuck ends in, and slide onto skewer.

Place skewers on grill, tucked-side down, and cook, turning periodically, until chicken reaches 165°F.

 

Mix mayonnaise, honey, and chipotle; drizzle over skewers.