Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

A fusion recipe of some of our favorite recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.
  3. Pound out of the chicken to approximately 1/2" thickness.
  4. Place chicken and pesto in medium bowl; toss to coat.
  5. Cut asparagus to approx size of chicken roll (so that the asparagus will not peep out too much from the end).
  6. Place olive oil and Italian seasoning in a shallow pan or ziplock bag and toss asparagus until coated well.
  7. Place 3 asparagus spears and top with parmesan cheese.
  8. Roll chicken around asparagus and wrap each roll with a bacon strip (2 if necessary to get good coverage).
  9. Place, seam side down, in lined pan.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 400ºF for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear.
  11. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until bacon is crisped.
  12. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

A SUCCESS!!! Since there was just hubby and I, we froze the other 2 for another dinner. I don't know yet how well the asparagus will do freezing, but if it works, next time, I'll probably double the recipe to freeze. Also rubbed the chicken on both sides. Used a homemade pesto as we had plenty of fresh basil from the garden. GREAT recipe, will definately make again.

French Canadian Chef October 02, 2008

I have made this many times. I substitute the parm cheese for a mexican blend my family loves it. I don't always use the pesto either, depends on the day. Fresh green beans work just as good as the asparagus too.

JanelleWard October 21, 2015

I substituted 1/2 of the Parmesan for Romano. Screw using the oven to cook these. I indirect grilled at 350 for 40 min (with apple wood smoke) then kicked it up to 400 for the last 20 min to get the bacon real crispy. A total winner of a dish. Family loved it!

Chef 165grNosler May 31, 2014

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