Recipe Box, Chicken topped Asparagus Tart

This recipe was a total accident

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I was thinking about what to make for dinner, that would be really easy, super quick, and totally different…and thought, why not combine two old favorites into one new dish~

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Asparagus in a Cloud is perfect this time of year, a great brunch or side dish…

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Honey Mustard Chicken Bake goes together in mere minutes…

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Chicken on a Raft?  Chicken on a Cloud? Honey Mustard Chicken & Asparagus Tart? Chicken and Asparagus Puff?  Upside down Chicken Pot Pie?

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Whatever you want to call this, it is heavenly!

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My original version of Honey Mustard Chicken Bake has sauteed mushrooms on top.  Because I’m an idiot and forgot to buy mushrooms I decided to try this with caramelized onions and shallots.  The kitchen smelled incredible as this was baking, the tangy honey mustard sauce mingling with the onions and shallots filled the air with a mouthwatering aroma~

okay, a little dramatic, but it smelled amazing!

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Another convenient thing about this combo is that both recipes bake at 400 for 30 minutes,

Prepare both dishes and pop them in the oven 30 minutes before you want to eat~you can even prepare them early in the day and stash in the fridge, my favorite kind of recipe

:star: Oh, did I mention that you can whip both dishes up in a total of less than 30 minutes?

Asparagus in a Cloud

Puff pastry topped with Alfredo and asparagus and cheese
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus about 30-40 spears
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 small tub of light Alfredo sauce about 1 cup
  • Shredded Italian blend cheese or grated fresh Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Lay puff pastry on baking sheet and fold edges up 1/4โ€ณ to form a rim.
  • Top pastry with half of sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Place cooked asparagus on top of cheese, cover with remaining sauce and sprinkle with more cheese.
  • Bake at 400 for about 25 minutes until pastry is golden. Cut into strips or squares. Makes 4 side dish servings or 8 appetizer servings.
Keyword asparagus, asparagus alfredo pie, asparagus tart, baked asparagus, Easter recipe, spring recipe

Honey Mustard Chicken with Mushrooms

5 minute prep for an easy and delicious dinner!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup quality Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 6 chicken tenders or boneless chicken breast cut into smaller pieces, or boneless chicken thighs*
  • 4 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 T butter
  • Olive Oil
  • S & P

Instructions
 

  • Combine first 4 ingredients to make honey mustard sauce.
  • Place chicken tenders in a ziplock bag or in a dish and slather with marinade, reserving about half for later. Let chicken marinate for several hours in the refrigerator
  • To cook chicken, melt 1 T butter in skillet with about 1 T Olive oil over medium to medium high heat. You want your skillet hot enough to brown the chicken fairly quickly.
  • Add the chicken tenders and saute 2-3 minutes per side until golden. Transfer tenders to prepared baking dish.
  • Saute mushrooms in skillet until browned.
  • Top tenders with mushrooms and drizzle with a little more honey mustard sauce.
  • Place dish in a 400 degree oven until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serves 2. Recipe can easily be increased as necessary.

Notes

*adjust cooking time if using larger pieces of chicken
Keyword cheesy chicken casserole with potatoes, chicken and mushrooms, chicken dinner, easy dinner, honey mustard chicken

Bake both casseroles and then to serve,

cut tart into 1/4s and top each piece with 2-3 mushroom chicken tenders

This would be a great dish for company, lots of wow factor!

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I will be sharing this with these fabulous parties and blogs:

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Comments
8 Responses to “Recipe Box, Chicken topped Asparagus Tart”
  1. lulu says:

    What a delightful combination, and I just bought a huge bag of asparagus at Costco yesterday!

  2. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    What I’d really like to call it is dinner:@) Do you deliver?

  3. OMG that looks sooo good!
    Thanks, Jenna, for your feedback on my blog. I like your suggestions and can visualize how they would work with the tablecloth.

    Randee

  4. Jann Olson says:

    I have got to make this! YUM, YUM, YUM! I’d love if you linked this to my party, Share your Cup Thursday. It’s about sharing the things that make you happy.
    hugs,
    Jann

  5. Oh yum. I love asparagus in anything. This is my kind of dish!

  6. Mary says:

    Oh this sounds so good Jenna, what a great combo! Make-ahead recipes are my kind of meals ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenn,
    I pinned this lovely meal, your Chicken Topped Asparagus Tart is just awesome! Either of these are great alone, but together puts it over the top! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday today, it is great to have you at the party. Hope you have a very special week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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