An easy one dish dinner idea! Chicken and Asparagus Casserole is a family favorite. A base of rice with asparagus, chicken breasts, cheese and bacon make a healthy, flavor-packed casserole.
Casseroles are probably one of the greatest inventions when it comes to cooking. Throw all the ingredients into a pan and bake. You end up with a delicious comfort food and when you are done, there is only one pan to clean.
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables at the moment, so I’ve been trying to figure out more ways to incorporate it into different dishes, instead of just using it as a side dish. My latest success was this Chicken & Asparagus Casserole.
I layered rice, asparagus, cream of chicken soup and chicken in a pan. I had some shredded cheese and bacon bits leftover from another recipe, so I added them on top. Bacon bits are now one of the ingredients I try to keep in the house at all times, because it can be added to all sorts of recipes.
What You Need to Make This Recipe
Rice: This casserole starts with a layer of cooked rice. I like to use organic white rice, but brown rice will work as well. You can even use an instant pot to cook the rice to make things easier. Want to make it without the rice? Try using cauliflower rice or quinoa!
Chicken: I like to use boneless, skinless chicken for this recipe but chicken thighs will work as well!
Asparagus: For the asparagus layer in this recipe, all you need to do is wash and dry the asparagus and then trim the ends off! No need to cook them before adding to the casserole.
Cheese: I typically use cheddar cheese for this recipe, but you can mix it up if you like! Try grated or shredded parmesan cheese, asiago, pepper jack or swiss cheese.
Bacon: Top this recipe with store-bought bacon bits or make your own bacon in a skillet or in the oven and then chop up and use to top this recipe. You can also just add strips of raw bacon to the top of the casserole before baking! You may need to broil the casserole for a couple minutes at the end to get the bacon nice and crispy.
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