Monday, April 18, 2016

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake

Garden To Table Fresh Asparagus

We have had the most beautiful Asparagus from our garden this year and I have had fun making special recipes for the fresh Asparagus. We were having some family come in for the weekend and I thought this might be a great dish to make ahead and that my guest would really enjoy. Just a simple dish with a special blend of flavors, that was a big hit here with our guest.

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


This Dish Has Such Special Flavor

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

A Crunchy Topping and Then Bake

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon thyme
3 cups fresh asparagus, chopped
Whole fresh asparagus for the top
6 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 cup pimentos, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoon thyme
1 cup Montrey Jack Cheese, grated
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, coarsely ground
1/2 cups Panko (Japanese Bread Crumbs)
1 pound Cellentani Pasta, cooked al dente
Cooking Oil Spray For The Baking Dish
Directions
In a large bowl, mix the cooked chopped chicken with 1 teaspoon, salt, pepper and thyme. Mix well and set aside.
Prepare the asparagus and mix with the seasoned chicken.
In a large Pasta Pot, cook the Cellentani in very salty water until al dente about 8 minutes. Drain Well and stir into the Chicken and Asparagus mix.
In a large skillet, melt the butter and saute the onions until clear. Add the pimentos, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, and 2 teaspoons thyme. Lower heat and mix well.
Mix the flour and milk until the flour is disolved in the milk.  Add the Dijon and mix until well blended.
Add  into the skillet with the onion, the Montrey Jack, Cheddar Cheese and the milk mixture.  Stir constantly until the cheese is completely melted and thick.
Pour the melted cheese mixture over the pasta, Chicken, Asparagus mixture and mix well.
Spray a 9X13 baking dish with a cooking spray.
Pour the entire mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Place the whole Asparagus on the top of the dish, then sprinkle with the Panko Crumbs.
Place uncovered into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Remove From Oven and let set for 10 minutes before serving.
Enjoy!

Out Of The Oven 

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Delicious Flavors

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I had so much fun in the kitchen with you today and am so glad that you were able to stop by. Hope you enjoy the Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake as much as we do. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

11 comments:

  1. This sounds great Miz Helen! Asparagus goes so well with pasta and I love the do ahead factor, pinned!
    Jenna

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  2. I wish I had an asparagus patch! Maybe one of these days. This looks like a delicious dinner!

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  3. I wish I had an asparagus patch! Maybe one of these days. This looks like a delicious dinner!

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  4. Chicken, pasta and asparagus sounds like a winning trio of flavors, Miz Helen!

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  5. Such a pretty and yummy recipe! Pinned of course:)
    Thanks for sharing this with us today at TOHOT!
    Jemma

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  6. Two of my favorites combined. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  7. Yum, I would make this today, need asparagus, must get some now, wow this looks and sounds delicious.

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  8. Yum, I would make this today, need asparagus, must get some now, wow this looks and sounds delicious.

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  9. Looks delicious Miz Helen - thanks for sharing with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

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  10. This looks like an amazing recipe. Adding it to my list of recipes to try this summer. Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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  11. Looks great, I'm pinning! Thanks for linking up at You Link It, We Make It - Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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