This casserole of Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses is a delicious low-carb dinner that’s easy but tasty enough to serve to guests. And if you like chicken and asparagus (and cheese!) I promise you’re going to love this creamy, cheesy recipe with some of my favorite ingredients!

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Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses

Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses is a delicious and easy casserole recipe that was hanging out in the archives for years with a photo that probably wouldn’t have enticed anyone to make it, so a few years ago I decided to give this recipe a photo makeover! And I remembered how absolutely delicious this dinner was for a perfect cheesy casserole that combines chicken and asparagus! And this recipe is an easy combination that would be impressive enough to serve for dinner guests.

The only thing slightly tricky about this dish that’s an amazing flavor combination is not to cook the sauce too long or bake it too long or the sauce will separate. This is an ongoing issue for me with sauces when they aren’t thickened with flour or cornstarch, but even if that happens, this will still be delicious! I love fresh asparagus on sale as a sign of spring, so this is for all the other asparagus fans; hope you will try the recipe if you like fresh asparagus!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • Poultry Seasoning (affiliate link)
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh asparagus
  • chicken stock or canned chicken broth (affiliate link)
  • sour cream
  • soft goat cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • finely grated sharp white cheddar cheese

Can you use thin spears of asparagus for this recipe?

As you can see from the photo, the spears of asparagus I used were on the thicker side. If you only find those really thing spears of asparagus that sometimes show up in spring, I would only pre-cook them about one minute (or maybe assemble the casserole without cooking them at all if they’re really thin.)

Can you use other cheeses with the chicken and asparagus?

I know some people don’t enjoy the pungent flavor of goat cheese. If you’re not a goat cheese fan you can use cream cheese (or any soft white cheese) instead. And if you have another white cheese that melts well and don’t want to buy sharp cheddar for this recipe, go ahead and substitute whatever cheese you have.

Want more ideas for Chicken and Asparagus?

This recipe uses two of my favorite ingredients and if you’re also a fan of this combination you might like Chicken and Asparagus Bake with Creamy Curry Sauce, Chicken and Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce, and Curried Chicken Salad for more options!

Want more Low-Carb Recipes for cooking asparagus?

Who else is like me and just can’t get enough asparagus when it starts to get less expensive in the spring? If you’re a fellow asparagus fan you’ll want to check out my other  Favorite Low-Carb and Keto Asparagus Recipes for more tasty ideas with asparagus!

Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses process shots collage

How to Make Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Spray a rectangular casserole dish with non-stick spray or olive oil.
  2. Trim chicken breasts and cut each one in half lengthwise. Season chicken with poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper, then cook chicken until it’s lightly browned on both sides. (The chicken will cook more in the oven; don’t overcook.) Put browned chicken pieces into the casserole dish.
  3. While chicken browns, trim woody ends of asparagus and cut asparagus diagonally into 2 – 3 inch pieces.
  4. Bring a pan of lightly salted water to a gentle boil, and prepare a dish with water and ice cubes. Put asparagus into the boiling water and cook exactly three minutes, drain, then put asparagus in ice water to stop cooking and drain again. (Sorry, forgot to take a photo of that!)
  5. Let asparagus drain well, then blot on both sides with paper towels. Layer asparagus pieces over the chicken in the casserole dish.
  6. Use chicken stock or broth to deglaze pan that you cooked the chicken in and scrape up all little browned bits.
  7. Let stock simmer over medium heat in the frying pan a few minutes, or until the stock is reduced to 3/4 cup.
  8. Reduce heat to low, whisk sour cream into the stock, and turn off the heat. Then add goat cheese (the kind that comes in a log) and Parmesan and whisk into sauce until they’re melted.
  9. Pour sauce over chicken and asparagus and sprinkle sharp white cheddar over top.
  10. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce mixture is barely starting to bubble. (Don’t cook it too long or the sauce will separate.) Serve hot.

Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses shown in baking dish

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

Serve the Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses hot, with something like Easy Califlower Rice or Roasted Cauliflower Rice Medley on the side to eat with the delicious sauce for a tasty low-carb dinner. 

More Tasty Ideas with Asparagus:

Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan

Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Asparagus and Goat Cheese

Chicken and Asparagus Bake with Cheesy Creamy Curry Sauce

Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses
Yield: 4 servings

Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses (Video)

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

This casserole of Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses is a delicious and easy low-carb dinner that's easy but tasty enough to serve to guests.

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and each cut lengthwise into two pieces
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 oz. soft goat cheese
  • 3 T Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely grated sharp white cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
  2. Spray a rectangular casserole dish with non-stick spray or olive oil.
  3. Trim all visible fat and membrane from chicken breasts and cut each one in half lengthwise.
  4. Season chicken with poultry seasoning (affiliate link) salt, and pepper, then heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and brown the chicken until it’s lightly browned on both sides. (The chicken will cook more in the oven so it doesn’t need to be cooked completely through at this point; don’t overcook.)
  5. Put the browned chicken pieces into the casserole dish.
  6. While chicken browns, cut off woody ends of asparagus. (Snap one piece to see how much to cut off, it will break off right where the woody part starts.)
  7. Cut asparagus diagonally into 2 – 3 inch pieces.
  8. Bring a pan of lightly salted water to a gentle boil, and prepare a dish with water and ice cubes.
  9. Put asparagus into the boiling water and cook exactly three minutes, drain, then put asparagus in ice water to stop cooking and drain again.
  10. Let it drain well, then blot the asparagus on both sides with paper towels.
  11. Layer asparagus pieces over the chicken in the casserole dish.
  12. Use chicken stock to deglaze pan that you cooked the chicken in and scrape up all little browned bits.
  13. Let stock simmer over medium heat in the frying pan a few minutes, or until the stock is reduced to 3/4 cup.
  14. Reduce heat to low, whisk sour cream into the stock, and turn off the heat.
  15. Add goat cheese (the kind that comes in a log) and Parmesan and whisk into sauce until they’re melted.
  16. Pour sauce over chicken and asparagus and sprinkle sharp cheddar over top.
  17. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce mixture is barely starting to bubble. (Don’t cook it too long or the sauce will separate.)
  18. Serve hot.

Notes

This recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 14gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 710mgCarbohydrates: 7.8gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 54g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses would be great for low-carb or Keto diets. It’s a bit high in fat for the original South Beach Diet, but you could use light sour cream and low-fat cheese if you prefer, and I would eat this for an occasional treat for South Beach, even for phase one.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2007 and it’s been popular on the blog ever since. It was updated with better photos in 2017 and was last updated with more information in 2022.

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