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Chicken And Asparagus

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Ingredients
  Chicken breasts 4
  Water 1 Quart
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Small onion 1
  Onion 1 Small
  Celery 1
  Celery stalk 1
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Flour 6 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Asparagus 1⁄2 Pound
  Fresh asparagus 1⁄2 Pound
  Bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), buttered
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2) In salted water, add chicken breasts, onion and celery.
3) Simmer until soft, for about 30 minutes.
4) Remove the chicken from broth and cool. Also, remove the bones.
5) Concentrate the broth to measure 3 cups.
6) Trim and wash the asparagus.
7) In boiling salted water, cook asparagus, until just barely tender. Drain and keep aside.

MAKING
8) In a pan, heat butter.
9) To this, stir in flour. Let the mix bubble.
10) Gradually stir in the broth.
11) Cook, stirring, until the mixture boils and thickens.
12) Adjust salt, if required.
13) Now, add cheese and stir until it is melted. Keep aside.
14) In the bottom of a buttered shallow casserole, place the asparagus.
15) On top of this, place the chicken.
16) With cheese gravy, cover the chicken and asparagus mixture.
17) Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
18) Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

SERVING
19) Serve hot, garnished with cheese, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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