Chicken wrapped Asparagus

This recipe is so simple is should be illegal.




Salt and Pepper.

That is it. No really. The first time I had this meal I was at my good friend Eryn's house. She'd pre-pounded her fresh chicken breasts and froze them between parchment... then just thawed to slap these bag boys together. Let me tell you what, I was not expecting the flavor to be as it was. In fact, when I decided to make this, I  made a gravy just for my husband... because he needs flavor explosions. But it was good enough to not need it (though he used it anyway).

So, how then can we make this into a freezer meal? Quite simple. Assemble ahead of time and wrap in foil and VOILĂ€, you have prepackaged go to meals. And goodness are they easy.

What I used:
4 chicken breasts
1 head of garlic (more like 4-5 cloves)
2 bunches of asparagus (snapped at the bend)
Salt and Pepper

First off, you have to get the chicken thinner then then fat ole chicken breasts. Now, I've never EVER ever filleted a chicken breast so, this had me a bit nervous. But I just used a VERY sharp knife (sharpened it immediately before) and went to cutting. Surprisingly it wasn't as bad as I thought it was. 

I then stuck the chicken breasts INSIDE a plastic bad and pounded the heck out of them with an ice cream scoop. I know, I think I'm supposed to use a mallet, but I'm improvising here. I beat mine to pretty thin but not so thin it's falling to bits.

Then I stuck 5-6 sprigs of asparagus into the middle... chopped some garlic and placed it over the top. Salt and peppered it, then just tied it shut with kitchen twine.

Aren't they pretty?

Don't look at the one closest to the camera. That was my FIRST TRY in which I learned that beating chicken too hard will result in chaos for both you and the chicken.

Now it's time for you to wrap EACH of these INDIVIDUALLY in foil. Then put them in a bag labeled Asparagus Chicken.

Thaw them in a pan or dish in the frig the night before, then unwrap and cook one of the follow two ways:

Oven: 350 for 35-45 minutes until just a bit golden
Crockpot: coat inside of crockpot with coconut oil (just a little so that is prevents sticking) then line the bottom of the crockpot with your chicken wraps. Cook on low 4 hours.
That's it! And it's so good!

Next time I'm going to try this... wrapped in bacon!

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