Backyard Chicken and Bacon Mixed Grill

By Shawn Syphus
Created December 8, 2016
Grilled Chicken with Bacon-Asparagus Crescent Wraps

I’m so excited it’s finally grilling season! There’s nothing I enjoy more than grilling because it usually means fewer dishes to clean–no pots, no pans and definitely no heating up the oven. I’m still shocked at how delicious this meal is, considering it takes just five ingredients AND is ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. How awesome is that?!

Grilled Chicken with Bacon-Asparagus Crescent Wraps

Start by placing some boneless skinless chicken breasts in a plastic baggie. To get the juiciest grilled chicken, you’ll have to use a heavy pot or my personal fave–a rolling pin–to pound it to an even thickness. Simply add the Italian salad dressing to coat, and let marinate while you prep your veggies. 

Next, unroll some Pillsbury Crescents and separate into 4 rectangles. Pinch the diagonal seams closed then cut each rectangle into 3 strips of equal size.

Asparagus, bacon, crescent dough

Grab some microwave bacon. Yes, microwave bacon. It cooks super quickly and won’t turn your crescent dough into a greasy mess. Place a strip of the bacon on top of the strip of crescent dough.

Strips of crescent dough topped with bacon

Wrap the bacon and dough around two pieces of trimmed asparagus. Then repeat.

Asparagus wrapped with bacon and crescent dough

Make sure your grill is hot and ready to go. If you’re using coals make sure to place the majority of the coals in one corner, and scatter just a few coals throughout the bottom of the grill. This will create indirect heat, which will help cook the crescent dough slowly and not burn it. 

Place the chicken directly on the grates and the crescent and bacon-wrapped veggies on lightly greased foil. Close the lid. After 5 or 6 minutes you can open it, flip the chicken and asparagus, and let it cook just another 5 to 6 minutes.

Chicken and asparagus wrapped with bacon and crescent dough on a grill

The result is a quick meal of tender and juicy chicken, with perfectly cooked, tender-crisp asparagus wrapped in flakey crescent dough and of course a little bacon in there to seal the deal!