Creamy and with a sauce that'll have you licking your plate, this amazing Chicken, Ham & Asparagus Casserole is a family favorite!
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Author: Chef Jenn
1poundasparaguscleaned and trimmed
1/2red bell pepperdiced
1cupheavy whipping cream
2cupsold cheddar cheeseshredded
salt and pepper to taste
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!
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).