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October 04, 2011

Bacon Asparagus Salad with Roasted Garlic & Chicken

By Mark Sisson
15 Comments

Mark’s Daily Apple reader Shannon submitted this Primal Blueprint recipe video as her entry to this year’s Primal Blueprint Recipe Video contest. This is one in a series of recipe videos, workout videos, Grokfeasts and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

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15 Comments on "Bacon Asparagus Salad with Roasted Garlic & Chicken"

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David
David
4 years 11 months ago

Hi,

I’m new to the whole “Primal” thing and I have a simple question about bacon.

How much bacon do you eat /day? or /week?

How much is too much bacon?

Thanks,

David

Joanne - The Real Food Mama
4 years 11 months ago

That is a darn good question! In our house we probably go through 2lbs a week. Used for breakfast and in many cases added to different recipes for flavor and fat!

I am sure there is a point were the salt content and cured nature will get to much. But I am not sure what the point is. Search on MDA and I am sure Mark has written about this before!

Shannon
4 years 11 months ago

I probably include it in meals 2 or 3 times a week. Sometimes just a little bit crumbled up for extra flavor.

steve
steve
4 years 11 months ago

Shannon, that was by far one of the BEST tasting meals ive had in a long time that cost me less than an hour to put together! the sweetness of the roasted garlic, saltiness of the bacon and the crunch of the asparagus! AMAZING!! this will certainly become a staple of my growing “primal” cookbook!

Theresa
Theresa
4 years 11 months ago

Suggestion. For Super fast prep, cook your bacon in the oven first (10-12 min for thin bacon) in your chicken pan while your garlic is cooking. Then take some of the bacon fat and drizzle into your saute pan. leave remaining fat in your bacon pan for cooking chicken.

Even better is to pound your chicken flatter and use a larger pan for fast cooking.

Shannon
4 years 11 months ago

Good suggestions, thanks!

Joanne - The Real Food Mama
4 years 11 months ago

Great!!! Another good way to make chicken easier to eat! I really like the addition of the roasted garlic!! NOM NOM!!

I second the idea of pounding the chicken out too, not only does that decrease the cooking time, but you tenderize the meat too!

Awesome recipe!!

Joske
Joske
4 years 11 months ago

It looks like the bacon is burnt. (Acrylamide causes cancer)

Shannon
4 years 11 months ago

I noticed it looked that way too when I saw the footage, but it wasn’t.

Brad C. Hodson
4 years 11 months ago

That’s probably YouTube. The blacks on YouTube are muddled (likely the compression) and the brightness is usually muted. Add to that the way prosumer cameras have a narrow range of blacks and there you have it.

ryan
ryan
4 years 11 months ago

I’m pretty sure acrylamides only occur in starchy carbs.

Duncan
Duncan
4 years 11 months ago

You had me at bacon, asparagus, garlic, and chicken.

Fox
Fox
4 years 11 months ago

Awesome recipe – I love roasted garlic!

Joel McLean
Joel McLean
4 years 11 months ago

This was FANTASTIC, my wife and i just loved it – some suggested pan frying the chicken but if you bake it it holds more flavor i find. Normally my wife doesnt like chicken dishes but she took seconds of this and the leftovers to work the next day!

Thanks!

Marcia @Frugal Healthy Simple
4 years 11 months ago

bacon and garlic and chicken and asparagus??

I already had dinner, but now I’m hungry.

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