Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Livers

Bacon-wrapped chicken livers make a perfect appetiser for anyone wanting to level up their nutrient density with a luscious bacon taste.  

The liver is a great source of lean protein and vitamins A, B2, B5, B12, choline, folate, iron, phosphorus and selenium.  Bacon fills in some additional potassium and B1.  

Serve on a bed of lettuce or spinach to fill in the vitamins C, K, calcium, magnesium and potassium. 


One serve provides 145 calories, 16 g protein, 8 g fat, 1 g of net carbs and P:E = 1.4.  


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


Makes 12 servings

  • 12 fresh chicken livers (260 g), halved 
  • 6 slices bacon or prosciutto (180 g), cut in half 
  • A handful of shredded lettuce 


  • Preheat grill.
  • Wrap bacon or prosciutto around each piece and fasten with a toothpick. 
  • Place on a baking tray.
  • Grill for 5 – 7 minutes, then turn pieces and cook for 5 – 7 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
  • Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce.