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One Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs & Asparagus | Dinner Idea
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One Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Asparagus

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Delicious chicken thighs and crispy asparagus tossed in a bright lemon butter sauce is an easy, 30 minute meal bursting with bright flavors!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 292

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 (20 ounces) boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey If on Keto or eating low carb, use a sweetener and adjust to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • lemon slices for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
  • Arrange chicken thighs and asparagus on the sheet pan and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place butter in a mixing bowl and melt in the microwave.
  • Pull melted butter out of the microwave and whisk in garlic, paprika, onion powder, thyme, basil, lemon juice, and honey or sweetener.
  • Grab a pastry brush and brush the buttery mixture all over the chicken thighs and asparagus.
  • Cook for 20 to 23 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and asparagus is tender.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon slices.
  • Serve.

Notes

TOTAL NET CARBS: 9 g
 
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 8
Use chicken breasts and a sweetener (instead of honey) to lower your points down to 4.
 
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS
  • Place completely cooled chicken thighs and asparagus in an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate for 3 to 4 days. 
 
HOW TO FREEZE COOKED CHICKEN THIGHS
  • Place completely cooled chicken thighs in freezer bags; store in the freezer for 2 to 3 months. 
 
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 157mg52%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 611mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1400IU28%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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