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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

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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.