One Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

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One Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus – Delicious, bright, and simple, this lemon chicken recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal made entirely in just one skillet and in under 30 minutes. The creamy sauce with the seared chicken and asparagus is a mouthwatering combination that everyone loves!

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CREAMY LEMON CHICKEN

Creamy Lemon Chicken is super easy and fast to make, and the sauce is absolutely amazing! Prepared with half & half, lemon juice, garlic, and cheese, the creamy lemon sauce makes this meal irresistible!

It’s gourmet food made right at home! It is also one of my personal favorites, right next to that other Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken recipe. Judging by the popularity of that recipe, I know you’ll LOVE this one just as much, if not more.

Then there’s the asparagus, my top choice for a green vegetable in any creamy chicken meal. I like to include it in just about everything else, too, right after my other pick, zee broccoli. 

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HOW TO MAKE CREAMY LEMON CHICKEN

  1. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and your choice of dried herbs. Couple teaspoons of Italian Seasoning is a great choice.
  2. Add chicken to a skillet with warmed olive oil, and cook until done; about 7-ish minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.
  3. Remove chicken breasts from skillet and set aside.

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HOW TO PREPARE THE ASPARAGUS

  1. Add butter, onions, and trimmed asparagus to the skillet and cook for about 4 minutes, or until just tender.

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HOW TO MAKE A CREAMY LEMON SAUCE with CHICKEN

  1. Combine half & half, flour, lemon juice, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir the prepared sauce into the skillet and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the chicken breasts back to the skillet and lower heat to a simmer.
  4. Continue to cook for few more minutes, or until heated through.

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Only one thing left to do – add some lemon slices to our creamy lemon chicken and serve. A sprinkle of parsley + fresh parmesan cheese should also seal the deal. 

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ENJOY!

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One Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus - Delicious, bright, and simple, this lemon chicken recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal made entirely in just one skillet and in under 30 minutes. The creamy sauce with the seared chicken and asparagus is a mouthwatering combination that everyone loves!
One Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Delicious, bright, and simple, this lemon chicken recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal made entirely in just one skillet and in under 30 minutes. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 302 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 (1 pound) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound asparagus stalks trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 cup fat free half & half (you can also use low fat evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 whole lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • lemon slices for garnish
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • freshly grated parmesan for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and add to skillet.
  3. Cook chicken for about 6 minutes per side, or until no longer pink.

  4. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  5. Add butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat.

  6. Add asparagus and onions to skillet; cook for 4 minutes, or until just tender.

  7. In the meantime, combine half & half, flour, cheese, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.

  8. Add the prepared sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  9. Place prepared chicken back in the skillet and lower heat to a simmer.
  10. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until asparagus is tender and chicken is heated through.
  11. Remove skillet from heat.
  12. Spoon sauce over chicken breasts and top with lemon slices.

  13. Garnish with parsley and cheese.
  14. Serve.

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Recipe Notes

WW SMART POINTS: 5

Nutrition Facts
One Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 347mg14%
Potassium 842mg24%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1095IU22%
Vitamin C 10.9mg13%
Calcium 208mg21%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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33 Responses
  1. [privacy preferred]

    I came here after googling “recipe for chicken and asparagus.” I had chicken thighs instead of breasts, but had all the other ingredients, so I made it, tossing with pasta at the end. Easy and tasty. Thank you!

    1. Hi!

      It can, but the cream will separate once defrosted. I suggest to reheat the dish over medium-low heat and whisk in a bit more cream while reheating… whisk the sauce well so that everything comes together and there’s no separation.

  2. Kim

    Loved this sauce! Served it over rice. My 9 year pld and the adults loved it. I didn’t have halfnhalf so I used 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 3/4 cup of whole milk. I used a bag of broccoli because I had no asparagus and it still came out great. Definitely saving this one 🙂

  3. Andrea

    We had this tonight and everyone loved it (hubby, 5,8,11 year old). Didn’t have half and half… so used 2 cups of plain greek yogurt (to stretch the sauce) … doubled the asparagus as well. Served it over farro. Yum!

  4. Nick lane

    Great recipe. I threw a dozen shrimp at the very last when everything was simmering Oooo’h baby that was Good! ( shrimp were cleaned and lightly seasoned with garlic pepper )

  5. Amy

    I thought this was a good base recipe. I personally would prefer more sauce so I will double it next time. I served it with pasta and the family really liked it besides complaining about there not being enough sauce. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Dawn

    A skillet and a frying Pan are the same thing.. And half-and-half is Richer than milk and lighter than cream.. If they do not sell it in your stores you can make your own by mixing milk and cream 50/50

    I haven’t made the recipe yet I’m planning on making it tonight for my father. But I have made similar
    and they always turn out delicious

  7. Lars Lange

    Hi,
    As I come from Australia, can you please let me know if I have this wrong.
    Is a skillet a fry pan as we call it.
    Is 1/2 and 1/2, is that what we call lite cream.

    Thanks, Lars.

      1. Brenda

        I think I must have done something wrong. Mine definitely didn’t look anything like your pictures, in fact just looked weird, thick and too white and for some reason lacking in flavor. So disappointing and scared to try to make it again.

  8. Beautiful looking dish. I have yet to find a lemon chicken dish that I like but this one looks nice and creamy. I thought the lemon juice would curdle the cream/half and half but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    I love both broccoli and asparagus … broccoli is 88 cents a bundle so that’s why I bought 2 today. 🙂

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