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bacon cheddar chicken with asparagus cream sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Nor Mac
Northern, MA

This is a recipe I created, Instead of a flour or bread crumb coating on the chicken. I thought why not create an asparagus sauce to go on top of this chicken dish. I also used chicken thighs. That kept the chicken very tender. It is absolutely delicious. This was a really huge hit in my home. It is also a low-carb recipe. I hope you all enjoy my recipe!

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For bacon cheddar chicken with asparagus cream sauce

  • 8
    boneless skinless chicken thighs pounded flat
  • 8
    cooked bacon but not crisp ( use store bought pre-cooked bacon. that will cut down on cooking time if desired)
  • 5
    ounces reduced fat cheddar cheese chopped
  • 1 pinch
    garlic salt to taste
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    chopped sweet onion like vidalia
  • 2 clove
    fresh garlic pressed or grated
  • 1 lb
    steamed cooked asparagus trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 c
    plus 1 tbs heavy cream divided
  • 1 tsp
    corn starch
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley

How To Make bacon cheddar chicken with asparagus cream sauce

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° Lay out a piece of foil, wax paper, or parchment paper on a countertop.
  • 2
    Open chicken thighs and place with cut side up on to counter prep area. Pound thighs gently until flattened. Do not pound until thin.
  • 3
    Place chopped cheese and one slice of bacon cut in half on top of each chicken thigh. Roll up chicken thigh with bacon and cheese inside.
  • 4
    Place seam side down in a 9 x 13" baking pan
  • 5
    Season with garlic salt, Black pepper, and paprika. Cover pan with foil tightly. Place in oven and bake approximately 30 minutes. (You May start the sauce at this time. ) Uncover chicken and continue to bake an additional 15 minutes.
  • 6
    While the chicken is finishing baking. Make the asparagus cream sauce. Place the butter and olive oil into a skillet on medium heat. Mix the two together as it melts to combine.
  • 7
    Add in the chopped onion. Cook until it caramelizes. (About 10 minutes)
  • 8
    Steam asparagus until it is almost cooked through. Drain and set aside. In skillet with with onion and butter. Add in the chopped garlic. Stir until garlic lightly Browns.
  • 9
    Add in the cream, parsley, garlic salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir and continue cooking until cream cooks down a bit. Mix 1 tablespoon of cream with one teaspoon of cornstarch. Stir into pan mixture. Stir well to combine. continue to cook until it thickens a little bit.
  • 10
    Remove chicken from oven. Plate two chicken thighs on each plate. Serve thighs with asparagus on top and cream sauce.