Casseroles Main Course

Chicken Rice and Asparagus Casserole

January 23, 2012
a baking dish with chicken rice and asparagus casserole

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I absolutely love fixing recipes that are not only easy and quick to prepare but are delicious and satisfying as well.  And I am particularly fond of casseroles….particularly during the cooler months of the year! This chicken rice and asparagus casserole is simple and delicious too! I don’t really use asparagus much. But I was intrigued by the idea of pairing these ingredients.

It is based on an old recipe that I had in my recipe box. I think it probably came from an old magazine and was passed down to me from my mother. The original called for canned condensed soup. But now, I’ve changed it to include homemade cream of mushroom soup which is much more whole food-oriented. Of course, not everyone is going to want to make homemade cream of mushroom…and that’s okay! Feel free to use a good organic cream of mushroom instead. There are some really great ones on the market. Just look for a brand that is clean and doesn’t have a lot of extra additives! Completely yummy!

Make this chicken rice and asparagus casserole recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free cream of mushroom soup! If you use homemade, grain-free cream of mushroom soup, you can technically make this dish grain-free as well!

Need a good side dish? Try this fall harvest salad!

a baking dish with chicken rice and asparagus casserole

Chicken Rice and Asparagus Casserole

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups homemade cream of mushroom soup or 1 can organic
  • 1 1/4 cups soaked and cooked wild rice
  • 24 asparagus spears
  • 4 4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, combine soup mix and 1 can of water.
  • Spread prepared rice in a casserole dish.
  • Arrange the asparagus spears on top of the rice.
  • Lay the chicken breasts on top of the asparagus.
  • Pour soup mixture on top of the chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle on shredded cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

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