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Chicken and Asparagus Bake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

Greet guests with a taste of springtime when this chicken asparagus bake is on the menu. It cooks in just half an hour. People savor the rich cheesy sauce, and it freezes well, too. —Ramona Ruskell, Columbia, Missouri
Chicken and Asparagus Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimientos
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Kerrygold Aged Cheddar
  • 5 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut asparagus, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add onion. Cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir in soup, mushrooms, milk, pimientos, soy sauce, pepper and pepper sauce. Stir in cheese until melted.
  2. In a greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer half the chicken, asparagus and cheese sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 25-30 minutes.
Chicken Asparagus Bake Tips

What else can you add to a chicken asparagus bake?

Load up on the veggies! While asparagus is the star of this cheesy casserole, you could also add other spring produce, such as peas or fresh mushrooms. Feel free to swap in cooked turkey for the chicken, too.

What can you serve with this chicken asparagus bake?

Enjoy this chicken asparagus bake served over a bed of cooked rice, buttered noodles or mashed potatoes. It’s also delicious paired with a side salad and dinner rolls.

How should you reheat this chicken asparagus bake?

Zap leftovers in the microwave until heated through. You can store chicken asparagus bake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Katie Bandurski, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 335 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 604mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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