Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
Position one oven rack in centre of oven and another 15 cm from broiler. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
Place chicken breasts on a cutting board. Cover with plastic wrap. Use a medium saucepan to gently pound chicken breasts to 1.2 cm thickness. Season both sides with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Place 5 asparagus spears crosswise on the centre of each breast. Roll chicken around the asparagus, starting with the pointed end. Set aside, seam side down.
On a prepared sheet, lay 2 slices of bacon side by side lengthwise. Place one piece of chicken, seam side down at one short end of bacon slices. Roll chicken in bacon and place, seam side down on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining bacon and chicken.
Bake in centre of oven 30 minutes. Set broiler to high move sheet to upper rack. Broil until bacon is golden and is chicken is cooked through (160°F/70°C), checking often, about 4-5 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook 1 minute. gradually whisk in milk and mustard until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in cheese, remaining salt and pepper and parsley, until cheese is melted. Serve sauce spooned over chicken.
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Last updated: November 25th, 2020
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