Chicken breast with bacon-wrapped asparagus and blue cheese dressing

Chicken breast with bacon-wrapped asparagus and blue cheese dressing

It's no surprise that chicken is the most popular protein in the world. It's budget-friendly, tasty, and versatile. Dress up this skillet-cooked keto chicken breast with bacon-wrapped asparagus and a more-ish blue cheese dressing. There's tons of flavor to look forward to in this higher-satiety dish!

Chicken breast with bacon-wrapped asparagus and blue cheese dressing

It's no surprise that chicken is the most popular protein in the world. It's budget-friendly, tasty, and versatile. Dress up this skillet-cooked keto chicken breast with bacon-wrapped asparagus and a more-ish blue cheese dressing. There's tons of flavor to look forward to in this higher-satiety dish!
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken
  • 2 (1 lb) 2 (450 g) chicken breast 8 oz (230 g) eachchicken breasts 8 oz (230 g) each
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
Bacon wrapped asparagus
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 oz. 170 g green asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 (4 oz.) 4 (110 g) bacon strips
  • ground black pepper
Blue cheese dressing
  • 2½ oz. 70 g blue cheese
  • ½ cup (3 oz.) 120 ml (90 g) Greek yogurt (0% fat)
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp water
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
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Instructions

Chicken

  1. To speed up the cooking process, cut the chicken breasts lengthwise into thin cutlets.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and ground black pepper. Feel free to add another seasoning of choice here.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter or oil to the skillet when hot. Carefully place the chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for about 4 minutes on each side. The chicken is ready to serve when it's no longer pink.
  4. Bacon wrapped asparagus

  5. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Whisk together olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.
  7. Arrange the asparagus into bundles of 3 or 4 stems per bundle. Wrap one strip of bacon around each bundle. Overlap the ends of the bacon slightly to secure. When done, place them on the baking sheet, seam-side down.
  8. Brush the asparagus bundles with the balsamic mixture and season with black pepper.
  9. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the asparagus is tender.
  10. Blue cheese dressing

  11. Place the cheese in a small bowl and break it up into coarse chunks with a fork.
  12. Add yogurt and mayonnaise. Mix until well combined.
  13. Let sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to develop. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. MARIE-CLAUDE
    Very happy about the dressing recipe, as i think it could be a great base for many dressing for a high protein-low carb-low energy diet to loose wheight. If you change the blue cheese for something else, you can play with it. Feta cheese or parmesan, adding spices and / or herbs, etc. Would love to see more dressing recipes not to high in fat but still low carb, since we eat a lot of greens :) Thanks for your great work!

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