03 August 2011

fine dining and shark week. what up, wednesday?

fact: in the last year-ish that i've lived here, i have not watched a lot of television.  this could be because i've been super busy, but it could also be that i don't have any good channels to watch.  i've gone a terribly long time without espn - so long that i can't really bring myself to be excited about football season because i know i won't see any of it.  but!  when my brother and dad were here last month, they discovered that i have the discovery channel.  so at the very least, i can get my fill of mythbusters, bear grylls, and survivorman.  and on this special occasion, shark week.

there are few things like watching sharks rip apart dead fish while eating a rich dinner.  maybe shark week and eating isn't a combination you want to partake in.  and maybe shark week alone isn't your thing.  but if you like food, you're in luck here.  creamy chicken and asparagus is a dish that i've made a lot since in the past few months.  it's super easy and super delicious, and i shall teach you to make it.  right now.

first, brown four chicken breasts on each side in about 2 tablespoons of oil - vegetable oil, canola oil, olive oil, whatever you've got.  i get my pan at about med-high heat, and then give the chicken about five-ish minutes on each side.

while you wait, line a 9x13 pan with asparagus.  the spears can be the small kind or the large kind, it doesn't matter.

when the chicken is finished (it will not be cooked all the way through), lay it on top of the asparagus.

in a bowl, mix together a 1/2 cup of mayo, one can of cream of chicken, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and a 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder (you can leave out the curry powder if you don't have any).  once it's mixed together, spread it over the chicken in the pan.

put the pan in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes.  while it cooks, i always makes some rice.  when it's done, it should look like this:

shred some cheddar over the chicken...

and there you go!  a super yummy dinner.  it's really filling and i always have a lot of leftovers if i'm not making this for others.

and if you're wondering, it's still appetizing while watching shark week.


  1. do it, it's delicious. sam and diana love it, i think we've made it together two or three times!