|Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves||2|
|Asparagus (about 10 spears), trimmed and cut in half||½ bunch|
|Reduced-fat cream of chicken soup||½ (10 ¾-ounce) can|
|Reduced-fat mayonnaise||2 tablespoons|
|Fresh lemon juice||1 teaspoon|
|Curry powder, depending on taste||1/8-¼ teaspoon|
|Reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese||¼ cup|
|Bread crumbs||2 tablespoons|
|Melted butter||1 tablespoon|
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Fill a large pot 2/3 of the way full with water and bring to a boil. Boil chicken until tender, about 20 minutes. Let chicken cool and shred by hand. Set aside.
- While chicken is boiling, mix together soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and curry powder, then set aside.
- Spread asparagus on the bottom of a 1.5-quart casserole dish. Arrange chicken on top of asparagus, and pour the soup mixture over the top.
- Sprinkle the casserole with cheese and bread crumbs, drizzle melted butter over the top, and bake at 350ºF for 30-35 minutes, until crisp and bubbly. Cover with foil if it starts to get too brown.
6 very lean meats; 2 vegetables; 1.5 fat
Side Suggestions: Mixed Green Salad
Toss bagged mixed greens with vegetables and salad dressing of your choice.
|Serving Size||½ of recipe|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|
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