Creamy Asiago Bacon Chicken

Quick and easy creamy asiago bacon chicken with lots of flavor and just a few, simple ingredients. 

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This ^^^  is what happens when you have a quarter-block of asiago cheese hanging out in your fridge and I sort of wish it would happen every single day of my life because those flavors? NO WORDS.

Just joshin, you know me, I’ve always got something super profound to say. (insert eye-roll here)

Creamy Asiago Bacon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

Okay but if we are being real here, this really might be my favorite dish of all time – or at least of all….this week – simply because it meets all of my ultimate weeknight dinner checklist items.

1) easy easy easy.

2) less than 30 minutes start to finish.

3) bold, rich, indulgent flavors that make me feel like okay… I can totally make it to Friday now.

4) less than 10 ingredients. (it only has seven you guys. just 7!!)

5) B A C O N.

Alright bacon doesn’t absolutely have to be involved in order to be a great weeknight dinner, but bonus points.

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Here are my hints for this winner winner chicken dinner. First, don’t stress about the basil. If you have some sitting in your fridge or on the windowsill above your kitchen sink, awesome, please throw some on top right before you serve it. But if you don’t, the dish is still amazing without it.

Second, I won’t lie, asiago can be a slightly more expensive than parmesan and if you already have parmesan cheese in your fridge, use that, don’t rush out to the store for the asiago if you don’t have to. But if you’re fresh out of parmesan and want to take the flavor of this dish up an extra notch, go for the asiago – you will not regret that extra two dollars my friends.

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What people are saying about this Creamy Asiago Bacon Chicken

“Another keeper! My husband said this was the best chicken dish he has ever had. We had it with fresh spinach out of the garden which also goes great with the sauce. Thanks for another great meal.” – Joni

“I just fixed this for dinner and I am in heaven. This is a perfect recipe for big flavor, ease of creation, and few ingredients for less grocery shopping! I plan to make this for my next dinner party. Thank you for sharing!” – Jana

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Creamy Asiago Bacon Chicken

Quick and easy creamy asiago bacon chicken with lots of flavor and just a few, simple ingredients!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword asiago, creamy, rich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (OR 6 thighs)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded or shaved asiago cheese, divided (may substitute parmesan cheese)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked til almost crispy, finely chopped
  • fresh basil, thinly sliced (for topping)

Instructions

  1. Grease a large skillet. Cook chicken over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side until cook through and lightly browned.

  2. Add garlic to pan and saute for about 1 minute until fragrant. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of the cheese and set aside. Add heavy cream and bring to a gentle boil, stirring throughout. stir in cheese, salt, and pepper and continue to stir until cheese is completely melted and incorporated. Reduce heat to low.

  3. Stir in half of the bacon and cook another 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle reserved cheese and remaining bacon on top and serve immediately, topped with fresh basil and cracked black pepper if desired.

 

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This looks so creamy and delicious! I love how quickly it comes together too!

This looks like such an amazing dinner. You had me at EASY and BACON!!!

    Right??!? possibly the best two words in the english language…

I “discovered” asiago cheese last week in a chicken/tortellini dish I had last week at Merchant and Main restaurant in Redding, CA while we were traveling and loved it. I am so going to put the heavy cream and asiago on make grocery list and make this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

    Ooh, definitely have to start experimenting with a chicken and tortellini asiago dish because that sounds AMAZING. I hope you love this dish, it’s my latest obsession!

I’m also learning cooking, thank you for sharing

Another keeper! My husband said this was the best chicken dish he has ever had. We had it with fresh spinach out of the garden which also goes great with the sauce. Thanks for another great meal. Joni

    Ohhhhh my word, WHY did I not add spinach?! I had a whole bunch of baby spinach in the fridge, I can’t believe I didn’t think to throw it in because that sounds heavenly – I’m definitely doing that next time!! Thanks Joni, I’m so glad you and your husband loved this!! 🙂 🙂

Have mercy. This dish looks INCREDIBLE! Love all that cream and cheese and bacon! I’ve gotta try this soon!

    Thanks Karly! Pure comfort food right here!

I just fixed this for dinner and I am in heaven. This is a perfect recipe for big flavor, ease of creation, and few ingredients for less grocery shopping! I plan to make this for my next dinner party. Thank you for sharing!

ngon đấy bạn thank for share

Made this for dinner tonight! So good! So easy! This will be a family fave for sure!

What can you serve this with?

    Any sort of rice and veggies go great with this recipe!

Great, TIFFANY.
I hope you will have more tips on how to cook Asian food 🙂 Thank you and have a nice day!


My wife said this was the best chicken she ever had, the only difference I made was cooking the chicken in the grease of the 4 strips of bacon I used. Excellent recipe, thanks