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Delicious Asparagus Chicken Pasta Casserole with Parmesan

by Adina 16/05/2016 23 comments

Asparagus Chicken Pasta Casserole

A delicious pasta casserole with asparagus, chicken and olive oil is this month’s choice for the Secret Recipe Club. I started with the SRC only a few months ago and I have to say that I totally enjoy it. I am always excitingly awaiting for the assignment email, I love searching for the fitting recipe and discovering lots and lots of other recipes to pin for later.

asparagus pasta Delicious Asparagus Chicken Pasta Casserole with Parmesan

This month’s blog is Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, a blog run by Sarah, who is currently the one assigning the blogs for the Group C. I am so glad, she assigned me her own blog, I didn’t know it before, and there are so many really fantastical recipes I found there, it was really really hard for me to choose.

Sarah lives in Knoxville, TN, with her family. She is the proud mother of three sweethearts and describes herself as “a recipe hoarder”. I’ve never heard that expression before, but the moment I read it, I knew that describes me as well, so I could say: “Hi! I am Adina and I am a recipe hoarder!” :). I really am, I’ve said it before, if I could live long enough to cook all the recipes I have hoarded during the last years, I would live for at least a thousand years. Now wouldn’t that be nice?

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I was primarily looking for a recipe featuring asparagus for this month and I have to say Sarah has quite a few on her blog. In the end it was a decision between this amazing Chicken and Asparagus Penne and the Steak and Asparagus Rotini. I chose the chicken version because that is what I do most of the time, if I really have to choose between different kinds of meat, I choose chicken 90 % of the time. I just like it so much!

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And I have to tell you this was a perfect choice, this is the best casserole I’ve made in months, there is not one thing I could say against it. It is so simple, you can put it together in no time, it is healthy and it tastes amazing. My kids loved it (well, they picked out the asparagus but otherwise cleaned their plates) and I just couldn’t stop eating. I cooked this in the morning, took pictures and intended to serve the dish in the evening. I only tasted it out of greed curiosity and ended up eating everything you see on the plate in the photographs….

Another thing I loved about Sarah’s blog is that her recipes are very children friendly. It is so obvious she has three small children, she knows what children like. I particularly loved her pasta recipes, things like Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole (I know my son and my husband would adore this) and the Spinach and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese.

I absolutely have to try this Copycat Quesarito, this Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles and so so many others.

So enjoy this recipe and make sure you visit Sarah’s blog and all the other blogs linked below.

asparagus chicken pasta Delicious Asparagus Chicken Pasta Casserole with Parmesan

Asparagus Chicken Pasta Casserole

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Serves: 4-6

asparagus pasta Delicious Asparagus Chicken Pasta Casserole with Parmesan
Ingredients
  • 450 g/ 1 lb asparagus
  • 450 g/ 1 lb chicken breast
  • 360 g/ 12 oz pasta (penne or other short pasta)
  • garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided.
  • 50 g/ ½ cup Parmesan, freshly grated
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Clean the asparagus and remove its lower part. Cut each stalk in 3 pieces.
  3. Chop the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan and fry the chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through. Add some garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Add the asparagus to the pasta pot during the last 4 cooking minutes. Drain everything well.
  5. Place the pasta and asparagus into a casserole dish. Add the chicken cubes, 3 tablespoons olive oil and half of the Parmesan. Mix well, level and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes until golden brown.

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23 comments

Amy (Savory Moments) 16/05/2016 - 12:50

This casserole looks so good! I love asparagus and asparagus season. Perfect SRC choice!

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Adina 16/05/2016 - 15:01

Thank you, Ami, you chose a great recipe as well.

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ron barnett 04/03/2019 - 17:33

looks delicious, but how many servings does it yield? cook the chicken first? what size pan?

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Adina 04/03/2019 - 19:29

Hi Ron. As written in the recipe, this dish serves 4 to 6 people, depending how hungry you are, I suppose, appetites are different. The casserole dish is a medium one, about 25 cm/10 inches long and 10cm/4 inches deep.

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Rafeeda 16/05/2016 - 13:19

So easy yet loaded with flavors…

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Adina 16/05/2016 - 15:00

Thank you, Refeeda, it was really flavorsome.

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Nammi 16/05/2016 - 13:46

hello 🙂 discovered your lovely blog through Rafeeda’s . lovely pasta dish you have here, Asparragus is very expensive over here , but I love them just the same :). Nice To meet you 🙂

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Adina 16/05/2016 - 15:00

Hi Nammi. Thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet you too. 🙂

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Sarah E. 16/05/2016 - 14:40

Funny story – I saw this on the link up and I was like “YESSSS!! I have to make this recipe. It looks unbelievably good!!” and then I arrived and realized I have had it before because you had my blog. To this day, it is still one of my favorite recipes ever. It’s so fast and simple and so so yummy. The Steak & Asparagus Rotini is also pretty good, but I think the chicken recipe is better by a long shot.

Recipe hoarders unite! I definitely agree with you – I would have to live at least a thousand years to make all the recipes I’ve saved. And I would be happy to do so 😉 Happy reveal day, Adina!

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Adina 16/05/2016 - 14:59

Thank you for the recipe, Sarah, it was soooo good!! Happy reveal day to you too. 🙂

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Our Eating Habits 16/05/2016 - 15:26

It looks like a lovely casserole. Very lovely pictures.

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Tara 16/05/2016 - 16:07

Such a beautiful pasta! Great pick and perfect for spring.

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Anne 16/05/2016 - 16:48

This looks so delicious! And your pictures are beautiful too! Great choice for SRC

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Stephanie 16/05/2016 - 18:29

Simple, easy and delicious. I may need to make this for our next “clean out the fridge” style dinner. Great SRC post!

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Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair 17/05/2016 - 00:19

Yum this look delicious! It’s going on my to make list.

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Susan @ My Wholefood Family 17/05/2016 - 00:20

I love Sarah’s blog and this looks delicious! Chicken and asparagus is always a winner. Great pick!

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Balvinder 17/05/2016 - 04:37

Wow! pasta with asparagus is really a great dish idea for dinner or lunch…
Happened with me too, when a dish looks this beautiful you can’t resist until evening.

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Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 17/05/2016 - 08:23

Loving all your awesome asparagus recipes, and this pasta casserole in no exception. Looks like a super delicious SRC choice, Adina.

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sara 17/05/2016 - 16:14

I love when you can get veggies IN the main dish! Looks yummy.

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Monica 20/05/2016 - 02:06

I really want to include some casseroles in my dinner repertoire. This looks simple and delicious!

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Kirstin 20/05/2016 - 15:24

Yum! Some of my favorite ingredients combine all in one dish!!!! perfecto!

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Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook 01/06/2016 - 14:23

We like our asparagus, but I’m definitely in a rut on how to prepare it. Can’t go wrong with a pasta caserole though.

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Adina 03/06/2016 - 20:05

A casserole is always good, nothing can go really wrong there… 🙂

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