Chicken livers wrapped in bacon

These bacon-wrapped chicken livers make for a great appetiser for someone who is feeling a bit more adventurous and wanting to increase their nutrient density while still having the familiar luscious bacon taste.  The chicken livers are a great source of lean protein along with vitamin A, B2, B5, B12, choline, folate, iron, phosphorus and selenium. The bacon fills in some additional potassium and B1.

As you will see from the nutritional analysis there are still some gaps in the nutritional profiles (i.e. vitamin C, K, calcium, magnesium and potassium).  However, this will be fine as long as you are getting some non-starchy green vege in the rest of your diet. You can also plate them up on a bed of lettuce or spinach.


One serving of this recipe provides 200 calories, 19 g of protein, 13 g of fat and 1 g of net carbs.   


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


This recipe provides 12 servings (i.e. 12 bacon-wrapped livers)

  • 12 fresh chicken livers, halved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 slices bacon or prosciutto, cut in half


  • Preheat grill.
  • Sprinkle each chicken liver half with salt to taste. Wrap bacon or prosciutto around each piece and fasten with a toothpick. Place on a baking tray.
  • Grill for 5 to 7 minutes, then turn pieces and grill another 5 to 7 minutes, or until cooked through.

Suitable for 

  • nutrient-dense maintenance 
  • blood sugar & diabetes
  • athlete & bulking  


The ranking of this recipe is shown below.  Click the links to see the highest-ranking recipes for each goal.

nutrient density76%
fat loss70%
blood sugar & fat loss79%
blood sugar & diabetes 87%
athlete & bulking 93%
ketogenic 70%