Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Bake is an easy and very tasty casserole dinner! With tender chicken and asparagus in a cheesy dijon and lemon cream sauce – you are gonna love. This chicken and asparagus casserole recipe is low carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and sugar-free. Perfect!
Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Bake
This creamy chicken and asparagus bake is so delish! A perfect one-pan dinner that is also a low carb and keto recipe. Tender chicken, sauteed asparagus in a cheesy dijon and lemon cream sauce make this recipe oh so good! Yum! Simple steps and easy to make, this casserole is a perfect keto dinner recipe. #casserole #chicken #keto #lowcarb #ketogenic #ketodinnerrecipe #easyrecipe #ketogenic #healthydinnerrecipe #asparagus #seekinggoodeats
Why You Will Love This Chicken and Asparagus Casserole!
| It’s A Delicious Casserole Recipe
This casserole was a HUGE hit in my house. Who doesn’t love melted cheese and cream? Add chicken and asparagus and it’s a tasty combination. Add a little dijon and some lemon and it becomes drool-worthy! 🙂
| It’s An Easy Casserole
Saute your ingredients in a pan, toss into a casserole dish, make your sauce, bake and you’re done!
Technically you can make this a one-pan casserole by using an ovenproof skillet then adding the chicken and asparagus back into the pan. Work the sauce over the chicken then sprinkle with cheese and then bake!
| It’s Low Carb and Keto
With 26 g fat and only 6 grams net carbs, this creamy skillet dinner is a perfect low carb and keto chicken recipe.
What To Serve With Chicken and Asparagus Bake
The answer to this depends upon whether you are following a low carb or keto diet, or not. 🙂
Low Carb and Keto Options:
Non Low Carb Options:
- Mashed potatoes
- Roasted potatoes
What You Will Need to Make Chicken and Asparagus Casserole
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- 12″ skillet (cast iron is my favorite)
- casserole dish
- chef’s knife
- cutting board
- measuring spoons
- dry measuring cups
- liquid measuring cups (the best!)
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, boneless skinless
- 1 lb asparagus, cut into 1″ to 2″ pieces then steamed
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I used a keto-friendly avocado oil mayonnaise)
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cup gouda, shredded (swiss is great too). Set aside 1/4 cup.
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Set aside 1/8 cup.
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (option thickener)
How To Make Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Bake
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 12″ skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat (1). Add chicken to the pan and cook for 6 minutes. Turn chicken after 3 to 4 minutes or when it begins to brown (2). Remove chicken and place in a casserole dish. Top with the steamed asparagus. Cover and keep warm (3). Add onions and mushrooms to skillet. Sautee until tender (4).
Reduce heat to medium and add chicken broth, cream, salt, pepper, thyme, dijon, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Whisk together and bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce reduces and starts to thicken, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir frequently. Add cheeses then stir until melted (5 – 8).
(Optional) stir in xanthan gum mixed with 1 tsp olive oil to further thicken sauce if needed, stir (9).
Pour the mixture over the casserole (10). Sprinkle with remaining cheeses (11). Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and chicken is done (12).
- The chicken can be cut into bite-size pieces and then cooked in the skillet.
- Make this a one-pan casserole by using an ovenproof skillet. Finish the sauce then add the chicken and asparagus back to the pan. Stir, making sure sauce is covering the chicken. Top with cheese and then bake.
- You can add 1/2 cup sour cream if you want more creaminess too! You will have to adjust your salt and pepper to taste.
- When adding xanthan gum to a dish, dissolve it in a little olive oil (1 tsp) before adding so it won’t clump. Use xanthan gum sparingly as A little goes a long way! I turned a dish into a gummy mess once, so I know first hand! In this recipe, start with 1/2 tsp only.
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