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October 14, 2012

Chicken & Asparagus Bake

Chicken is one of the most versatile meats on the market. Also, one of the cheapest. Then there is Asparagus.. also versatile, but unfortunately not that cheap, unless you use canned Asparagus.  Fresh Asparagus is getting more expensive by the day.

For this dish, canned Asparagus is perfect. 

Pair up Chicken and Asparagus and you can only get a delicious result.

I always use this recipe from the cookbook GESINSKOS by Christelle Erasmus. I did however adapt it a little over time.

Chicken & Asparagus Bake


100g Savory Biscuits, crumbed     {I like to use TUC which is a cheesy kind of biscuit}
3 TB Butter, melted


2 TB Butter, melted
2 TB Flour
1 cup Milk
2 Extra-Large Eggs, separated   - yolks beaten lightly - whites beaten stiff
1 1/4 cups Chicken, cooked and shredded
1 can (410g) Asparagus, drained and chopped roughly
2 t Dried Parsley
1 small Onion, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Pinch Cayenne Pepper

Cheddar cheese, grated - to sprinkle on top

1.) Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - Spray a 20 x 20cm oven dish with Spray 'N Cook.
2.) Combine the Savory biscuit crumbs and the melted Butter - press into the bottom of the prepared oven dish - Bake 10 minutes.
3.)  Place the melted Butter into a microwave safe bowl - add the Flour and mix until a paste has formed - add the Milk a little at a time, mixing well and scraping the bottom and sides often.
4.) Microwave the Milk mixture on HIGH for 3 minutes, {stirring every 30 seconds} until a thick White sauce has formed, transfer to a medium mixing bowl - add a little of the White sauce to the Egg yolks, stir and repeat {to warm the yolks slowly} - add the Egg yolk to the White sauce in the mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
5.) Add the Chicken, Asparagus, Parsley, Onion, Salt/Pepper and Cayenne Pepper to the White sauce - mix well - Fold in the beaten Egg whites gently.
6.) Sprinkle the Cheddar over and bake 20 minutes or until nicely browned.

Remove from oven and leave to stand 5 minutes before serving.

I served this dish with some buttery corn and sweet carrots.


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  1. This sure does sound good.

    Tell me, how in the world do you link with so many parties???

  2. This sounds delicious and perfect for a cold Fall evening. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  3. How delicious! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. See you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. This looks great! I'm always looking for good asparagus recipes. I'm hosting a SHOW-licious Craft Showcase I would love for you to be a part of! :)

  5. This is a great recipe for a cold winters day. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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