My Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Bacon has only 3 ingredients and a 5-minute preparation but it will impress your dinner company time after time.
Low Carb, Keto, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, THM S
I love just about anything wrapped in bacon and this bacon wrapped asparagus stuffed chicken did not disappoint. My kids gobbled it up, asparagus and all.
When I was in Costco yesterday I was staring at the chicken tenders and thinking about how using those to make a classic stuffed chicken would be so easy. Just add in a filling and wrap the whole thing in bacon to hold it together.
Do I need to pound the chicken tenders?
Then there is no need to pound out the chicken or cut it. The tenders cook evenly, stay moist, and provide the perfect backdrop for almost any flavor.
So, I came home, made this recipe, took photos, and started to type it out. And I discovered I’m not quite the genius I thought I was. There are several bacon-wrapped chicken and asparagus recipes out there on google already.
BUT I still think mine is the best because of the use of chicken tenders to cut down the prep work.
Can I use canned or frozen asparagus?
I don’t recommend it. I use frozen vegetables frequently but asparagus is one that is a million times better fresh.
Tips for Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Bacon
I wrapped these up right on the baking sheet I was planning to cook them on. No extra dirty dishes for me. Having a family of 7 and an apartment size dishwasher means I try to keep the dishwashing to a minimum whenever possible.
How to prep fresh asparagus
Whenever I make asparagus I snap the bottoms off as close to the end as I can. This leaves more delicious asparagus to enjoy then if I just cut off the bottom of all of them at once.
What should I serve with stuffed chicken?
- 8 chicken tenders about 1 lb
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 12 asparagus spears about .5 lb
- 8 pieces bacon about .5 lb
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Lay two pieces of bacon out on a baking sheet. Place 2 chicken tenders on top. Season with a little salt and pepper. Add 3 spears of asparagus. Wrap the bacon around the chicken and asparagus to hold it all together. Repeat.
- Bake for 40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, the asparagus is tender, and the bacon is crisp.