I’m certain you could wrap an old shoe in bacon and it would be delicious. It kind of has a way of making anything and everything it touches next level. Am I right? No exception here! I took one of our favorite combos and wrapped it up in a big bacon hug and it turned out amazing! Five stars from all of the Clean Eats clan! Enjoy!
Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Asparagus
- 4 chicken breast cutlets about 1/4-1/2 inch thick or two large chicken breasts cut in half and pounded to needed thickness
- 8 slices all natural bacon I use Pederson Farms
- 20 medium asparagus spears ends trimmed
- 1/4 cup Paleo pesto sauce use regular if not avoiding dairy
- salt and pepper to taste
- bakers twine
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lay chicken out flat and salt and pepper to taste.
Spread 1 tbsp pesto sauce along inside of chicken.
Place 5 spears of asparagus on top of pesto.
Roll chicken around asparagus and wrap each roll with a strip of bacon (two if necessary to cover well).
Wrap each roll with bakers twine to secure, place seam side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear.
Broil on high 6 inches from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until bacon is crisped. You can wrap the ends of the asparagus with foil if needed to avoid burning. I like them crispy!