Lazy Keto Chicken

Lazy Keto Chicken

Update: This recipe is now available on YouTube as well: Lazy Keto Chicken

So the wife was out of town and I had no motivation to make anything. I didn’t have a meal planned and eating out / fast food is a lot of work on keto.  Enter Lazy Keto Chicken!  In the past I’ve made complicated dishes like stuffed chicken, but I was thinking, could I make it even easier?  Its a lot of work to cut a perfect pocket into a piece of chicken and perfectly wrap it in bacon.  So instead, I decided to just layer it all and see how it went.

Lazy Keto ChickenIt actually turned out really well and was super easy!

Seasoned ChickenI started with two chicken breasts and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Chicken with cheese and JalapenosThen I just covered them with cheese, and threw some jalapeno slices on the cheese.  These jalapenos are just from a jar you can keep in your fridge.

Chicken and BaconThen, instead of wrapping the chicken in bacon, I just placed the bacon on top of the chicken.

Chicken in PanThen I transferred the chicken to a foil lined pan.  When I transferred it, I just tucked the ends of the bacon under the chicken.

Cooked ChickenAnd then its done!  I just cooked it at 350 degrees in my toaster / convection oven until it is done. If it looks done but the bacon is not yet complete, I throw broil on for a bit.

Lazy Keto Chicken
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 591
  • Fat: 33
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 70
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Ingredients
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 oz Jalapeno Slices (Optional)
  • To Taste Salt and Pepper
  • 4 slices Bacon
Instructions
  1. Start with two thawed chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper
  2. Cover with cheese
  3. Add Jalapenos (Optional)
  4. Cut the bacon in half and drape over the chicken
  5. Transfer to a foil lined pan and bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until done
  6. If the chicken is done and the bacon is not, put it under the broiler for a few minutes
Black and Decker Convection Oven
My convection oven is my best friend. Whenever I am making a dinner for just one or two I always use this over my full sized oven. Meals like Lazy Keto Chicken were designed for this thing, the hot air cooks stuff super fast and uses less energy.
Victorinox Fibrox 8″ Chef’s Knife
You really only need one good knife. This one is it. America’s Test Kitchen rated it the number one budget knife!

Non-slip Cutting Board
Let’s face it, keto involves a lot of prep. You’ve got to slice all those vegetables, cut up all that meat and not just any old board will do. Make sure to grab yourself a nice non-slip one for the kitchen!

25 comments

  1. I’ve been making this one for a while. I prefer mozzarella over cheddar, and also stick in a few asparagus spears.

  2. I wonder if microwaving the bacon for a minute or two would allow the meats to cook more evenly? I think I will try it and see. :-). Thanks for the great and easy recipe!

  3. Made this last night for dinner – whole family loved!!! Thanks!

  4. Hey! I made this for dinner tonight, it was amazing and super easy to make. I’m just starting Keto and so far your recipes have been the easiest and best looking/tasting! I expect more great things from you!

  5. I just made this today, and it was amazing! Thanks for all the cooking ideas.

  6. This looks good…..I think I need to stop looking at this site…It’s making me hungry LOL!!! It’s after 10:00 pm … not a good time to make yourself hungry!
    Got to go!! :) Dana

  7. Just made your recipe and it was awesome! Literally 5 minutes prep time, sit around and watch some podcasts for 45 minutes….take it out of the oven, ready to eat, and I have lunch for tomorrow too.

    Love the site, looking forward to new recipes

  8. Hahaha I do the exact same thing! Never tried jalapenos though. Might have to try that next time.

  9. I am a newbie to Keto and had to try this. This was meal # 5 for me and I give this recipe 5 *. I did use kraft tex mex cheese and fresh jalapenos and it is slamming =-) thanks

  10. Did it yesterday. It was delicious, thank you for the recipe… :)

  11. Loving all these recipes lazy keto chicken is well nice any more keto pudding

  12. That looks amazing! I look forward to trying it out! Someone on Reddit posted a like to this and I’m so glad they did!

  13. Just wanted to say thank you for all the awesome recipes you have here. My husband and I have just recently begun the Keto lifestyle and your site has been more than helpful. Tonight I made this recipe only instead of chicken I did boneless pork chops. It came out absolutely delicious. Also, as a side dish I made the Creamy Cheesy Spinach (only with fresh spinach instead of frozen) and in combo.. divine. Even our 1 and 3 yr old boys loved it! Thank you again! :)

  14. God sir thank you for this. It tasted amazing and was so easy to do that I (who hates cooking) was able to do it.

    Here’s mine :3 https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wuvt5YfcUzw/UXtWErmqt6I/AAAAAAAADvA/IqZtrYekslo/w764-h573/IMG_20130426_174620.jpg

  15. Is 79 protein correct? That’s a lot of protein for that amount of food…

    • It appears there was a minor typo and its 70 instead of 79. But yes unfortunately chicken has a super high protein to fat ratio. It ends up being 48 for the chicken, 8 for the bacon and 14 for the cheese. You’d definitely want to pair this with a fatty side to keep your ratios correct.

  16. CentralCalBrewer

    Wow! Just made this for lunch and it had to be one of the best chicken dishes I’ve ever made.

  17. That’s smart! I cook a lot, but never thought of this recipe. Thanks!

  18. I have been experiencing new keto recipes. This is by far the best and most simple recipe I have come across over many sites. Followed your instructions to a “T”. and it turned out perfect. Offered it to non-keto’s dieters and they also raved about it. Well done, keep up the great cooking ideas. tks a lot

  19. Great recipe! I’ve been making it with cheddar or jack cheese, added some chopped black olives to the jalapeños, seasoned the chicken with chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, & salt. Drizzle some olive oil to up the fat, pair with a salad or cooked greens — it’s a winner! Thanks!

  20. Wow,thanks for this! It was really tasty! I have to say I did not believe too much in it, cause my trials of chicken in the oven were either coming out as a soup or too dry. Due to the bacon, this was perfect!!!
    I had to alter it, cause I had no peppers – so I used harissa – also only had emmantale+ parmesan + cream cheese, the result is still pretty neat :)
    Surprise – surprise, I could only eat one of these babies, can you please share how you usually reheat it? Microwave makes it soggy and oven perhaps drying it too much? Thanks in advance!

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