Maple Balsamic Chicken & Bacon Skewers

Just because it's the summer, doesn't mean you need to completely throw your goals or your health out the window.

We get it. The summer is filled with entertaining, BBQ's, cottages and get togethers. It's a very social time. The weather is great and you may even have some holidays planned. But this isn't (or shouldn't be) an excuse to completely let loss.

The summer is a great time to add even more excitement to your diet. It's an awesome time to explore new flavours. And lets be real, Barbecued food just seems to hit a little differently too and tastes great!

You don't have to let everything go to enjoy the summer. Clients do amazing with having accountability and the resources they need to help navigate the summer. We help clients with on the go snacks ideas, healthy meal options they can have while eating out and with recipes they can use while hosting that are all family friendly and allergen free.

Don't put yourself or your health on the back burner this summer. Take action and feel great while doing the things you love this summer. Try out our Maple Balsamic Chicken & Bacon Skewers this week. It's just one of the recipes in our Summer Recipe Guide.


Maple Balsamic Chicken & Bacon Skewers


  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp All-Purpose Seasoning 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 lb Chicken, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 Red &/or Orange Bell Peppers, deseeded & chopped into bite-size chunks
  • 1 Zucchini, chopped into bite-size chunks
  • 1 Summer Squash, chopped into bite-size chunks
  • 10 Slices TruLocal Nitrate Free Bacon


  1. If you plan to grill with wooden skewers, soak them in warm water for at least 30 minutes before. 
  2. Mix the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, salt and sea salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 min., until slightly thickened. Toss the chicken pieces with the balsamic glaze. IF you have time, marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.
  3. Weave the bacon, chicken, and vegetables onto 12- inch skewers. You will likely need two pieces of bacon for each skewer. Start by piercing a piece of bacon near its end, and then add a piece of chicken. Weave the bacon around one side of the chicken and pierce the bacon with the skewer again. Next, repeat with a piece of zucchini or squash, then another piece of chicken, then a piece of pepper, and so on, adding a new piece of bacon whenever the old one runs out.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium high.
  5. Grill the skewers for about five minutes per side, until the bacon and chicken are cooked through. Serve hot.