Sunday, April 14, 2013

Baked Chicken and Asparagus Casserole

We had our friends over for dinner last night and I wanted to make an easy and delicious (and healthy) dinner for them! The recipe I adapted is from the Clean Eating Cookbook (great cookbook!). Be careful what kind of cream of chicken soup you buy because you want one with natural ingredients and not much sodium. I found mine in the organic aisle at Dierbergs. You could also make it yourself, but I was going for easy!

Baked Chicken and Asparagus Casserole

(serves 4)


1 c. uncooked wild rice
2 1/2 c. water
1 tsp organic butter
1/4 tsp sea salt
4 (6 oz)  boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 can (or small carton - about 16 oz) of cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. water
1 bunch of asparagus (about 24)
4 oz. organic Monterery-Jack cheese, shredded


1. Cook rice according to package directions, or mix together rice, 2 1/2 c. water, 1/4 tsp salt, & 1 tsp butter in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Once the mixture begins boiling, cover with a lid and drop the heat down to low.  Allow to simmer for 40-45 minutes, or until most of the water is absorbed.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add rice to the bottom of a 9x13" casserole dish.

3. Clean and cut the ends off the asparagus spears (about 1" off the end).  Add the asparagus to the casserole dish, on top of the rice, arranging lengthwise.

4. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.  Arrange the chicken on top of the asparagus spears in the casserole dish.

5. Whisk together the 1/2 c. water and soup in a small bowl.  Pour the mixture over top of the chicken in the casserole dish.  

6. Finally, sprinkle the cheese over top of everything.  

7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.  Enjoy!! :) I served this with Sweet Potato Fries (see recipe here) and Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (see recipe here) for dessert!  


  1. This is so simple and so very good! I make it regularly. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Thank you Heather! 😊 I'm glad you enjoy it!!