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Chicken, Ham & Asparagus Casserole

Creamy and with a sauce that'll have you licking your plate, this amazing Chicken, Ham & Asparagus Casserole is a family favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Casseroles
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, chicken, chicken casserole, chicken dinner, chicken recipes, ham, keto family dinner, kid friendly
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound chicken breast diced
  • 2 cups ham diced
  • 1 pound asparagus cleaned and trimmed
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 cups old cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp xantham gum
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Dice the chicken and sautee it in a skillet with 1 tbsp of butter. Cook until golden brown. Add the minced garlic and cook an additional minute.
  • Add the cream and cream cheese. Heat over low temperature until the cream cheese has melted into the cream.
  • Add the diced ham and asparagus. Bring back to a simmer then turn off the heat and add the red bell pepper.
  • Thicken the sauce with 1/2 tsp of xantham gum. Remember, this thickens as it sits so give it a few minutes before adding more.
  • Pour the contents into an oven-safe casserole dish and cover with 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake uncovered at 375-F for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. The chicken should be cooked to a minimum temperature of 165-F.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Use xantham gum sparingly as it thickens as it sits. Start with 1/2 tsp. Alternatively, thicken with a slurry of 1 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp of cold water. Add about 1 carb per serving (total of 7 extra carbs for 1 tbsp of cornstarch).

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1629IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 4g