Bacon makes everything better -- especially in this easy chicken asparagus recipe. Dinner is served.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Immediately plunge asparagus into ice water to stop cooking.

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  • In an extra-large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.

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  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in the reserved drippings over medium-high heat about 12 minutes or until brown, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.

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  • Add squash to skillet; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a medium bowl whisk together broth, flour, and lemon peel; add to skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add asparagus and chicken to skillet. Cook about 6 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F). Sprinkle with bacon. Serve with lemon wedges.

*Tip:

If you like, use 1 1/2 cups chicken broth and 1/4 cup dry white wine.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; 11 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 105 mg cholesterol; 891 mg sodium. 794 mg potassium; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 36 g protein; 534 IU vitamin a; 21 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 16 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 52 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 40 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (9)

93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2018
I'm late to this, but.. This is a go to recipe for me. One of my all time favourites. I double the bacon, cook it then remove from pan, cook cubed chicken breasts in the bacon fat, deglaze pan with white wine, remove chicken from pan, saute asparagus and zucchini, add some preserved lemon, combine everything back in the pan for the chicken stock/flour. I get rave reviews!
Rating: 5.0 stars
01/18/2020
I made this with Chicken Thighs and thought it was delicious. Added chopped red peppers as I forgot to purchase the squash. Was a little confused as the recipe called for 114.5 ounce can of chicken broth. Thinking it meant one (1) can of chicken broth, 14.5 ounces.
Rating: 5.0 stars
11/12/2019
I love this recipe and cook it often. My family loves it and I have served it at dinners shared with others. One of the best things about this recipe is that it is keto friendly! My husband and I are on the keto diet and this is such a savory dish and only 6 net carbs! I use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of the breasts which makes it more savory and I do add the white wine in place of part of the broth.
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Rating: Unrated
06/08/2014
So dish. Not much flavor besides lemon. Needs something added.
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05/09/2014
I LOVED this chicken dish! I added a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and it brightened up the flavor. I also used rotisserie chicken legs and thighs (precooked), which only made cooking this recipe a little faster. We decided next time to use more yellow squash (or add some zucchini squash with the yellow), and maybe some mushrooms. Other than that, very simple, very easy... very delish!
Rating: Unrated
08/28/2014
After reading these comments, I was hesitant to try this recipe. But, since I already had all the ingredients, decided to try it. I was quite surprised. It was good, considering it's less than 300 calories. I thought it tasted better than the picture looks. My husband says it's a 3 1/2 - I'd give it 4 stars.
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01/08/2014
please specify how much chicken broth is required in the list of ingredients. i tried to determine it myself and it threw off my entire cooking process. thank you.
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03/30/2015
The recipe states it is a 14 ½ ounce can of broth.
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01/20/2014
Made this tonight & it was so-so. It was easy to make, but it lacked flavor. I would add garlic next time while cooking the squash, and double the bacon.
Rating: Unrated
01/28/2014
I made this tonight and agree with Michelleheck1. I actually did add garlic and rosemary (though not much), and it was still so-so. If it weren't for the very seasoned sweet potato fries I'd included, I'm not sure if I'd make this again. Bottom line: Definitely not as flavorful as it looks in the pics. Very easy to make though.