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Chicken Asparagus Casserole

Back at the time that asparagus entered my realm of edibles I found this recipe http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,168,147183-235197,00.html which has brought me to the dinner table very pleased.  When I was walking in the produce section I found my favorite size asparagus (super thin) and grabbed a moderately sized bundle for a mere $2.99 a lb.  My brain fought over the possibilities in which this casserole won (minus 2 dozen spears for my roasted asparagus recipe).  I thought I would share it with you so that I can pin this as a reminder of one more of my favorite dishes that doesn’t currently have a picture to pin.  So with out much ado, here is the recipe as I do it, to check out the original go to the link.

2 lbs chicken breasts (I prefer tenderloins)
3/4 lb of fresh Asparagus
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour
1 c. chicken broth (low sodium if you have it)
1 c. milk
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded (sharp is amazing!)
2 tsp. mayonnaise
2 tsp. prepared mustard
Salt & pepper to taste (I leave this out and let individuals add it at the table if needed)
Fry the chicken with some season salt. Melt butter and stir in flour.  Stir constantly for 2-3 minutes to “cook” the flour. Add in additional ingredients except the chicken and asparagus into saucepan and heat until cheese melts. (You can substitute the chicken drippings for the butter if you wish.) Lay long asparagus spears in bottom of casserole dish. Place chicken over asparagus and pour sauce over top. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour. Serve with rice.
This is an amazing meal.  White or brown rice compliments this well.  Even my younger boys love this meal.
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Zaycon!? What is that?

Zaycon!  A great business delivering quality food to your town! I’m excited because in my area (Boise,ID) they are offering their chicken tenders again!  That’s right, again!  When they first offered chicken tenders I bought an entire box (20lbs) on good faith because I had experienced other products and been happy with the results.

So I ordered another box which I will take home like the first box, quickly and easily pack them up into individual gallon freezer bags (6 gallons plus a small snack) and throw them in the freezer for quick meals, add-ins or sandwich/ wrap material!

For $40 +tax I get enough “chicken nuggets” (what my kids call them) to keep us happy for a good year.  Not only do my kids like them as if they are chicken nuggets (because they aren’t, the chicken has not been ground up) but they cost less than an average bag of manufactured, ground up chicken parts that are breaded then sold as chicken nuggets at your local grocery store for $5 a bag.  So head on over to Zaycon’s website and check to see what they are delivering to your area!  http://www.zayconfoods.com/refer/zf22029