CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS MOZZARELLA CASSEROLE

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

I admit it- I love casseroles. They’re delicious. Casseroles generally encompass everything I love- carbs, meat, gooeyness, and almost always topped with cheese. What’s not to love about that??

It’s super easy and (somewhat) healthy. It has asparagus in it, that’s healthy, right?

I'm big on casserole cooking because I don't have to wash as many dishes that way! I tend to serve on what I call the good china (disposable plates) unless I'm having company (that would be tacky).

Did I mention that the quicker and easier a dish is the better and casseroles are the easiest!


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 7 to 8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Broil

Ingredients

2 lb
chicken breast, cubed
seasoning salt (i use johnny’s from costco, lawry’s is great too!
1 lb
fresh asparagus, cut into 1-2? pieces
1 lb
pasta (penne or fusilli works great)
1 large
onion, chopped
1 1/2 c
grated mozzarella cheese
3/4 c
panko bread crumbs
1/4 c
+ 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil pasta to package directions.
2
While pasta is cooking, season and cook chicken and onions in 1 tablespoon olive oil.
3
(*Just a small tip: If you want to get your chicken pretty and browned, be patient. Don’t move the chicken constantly.
4
Allow chicken to sit on medium temperature for long enough for it to get nice and brown, then stir and brown on other sides).
5
Steam asparagus, salt and pepper to taste.
6
Put asparagus in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
7
Then layer chicken, then pasta.
8
Drizzle 1/4 cup olive over everything.
9
Lightly toss to coat chicken and asparagus.
10
Top with cheese, then panko bread crumbs.
11
Broil in the oven just until the cheese is melted and the breadcrumbs are nice and brown.

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