One night while trying to come up with a new dinner recipe, I discovered Lemon Chicken Asparagus. This easy dish requires chicken, asparagus, mushrooms, and lemon.
If I knew my dinner the other night would be such a hit, I would have taken more pictures. I only snapped a quick one on my phone to send to my Mom and sister as proof I actually cooked something. This pregnant Third Grade Teacher with a Toddler does NOT want to cook when she gets home from work.
I didn’t meal plan on Sunday since we were in Connecticut. I spent awhile on Pinterest searching for easy chicken recipes involving asparagus (Brandon’s request) and lemons (my sister’s suggestion). What I came up with was an easy dish containing chicken, asparagus, mushrooms, and lemon.
Lemon Chicken Asparagus takes about 45 minutes in a sauté pan and uses 10 ingredients.
I think the dish would have taken less time if I had thinner chicken breast. My pounding skills are not on par and we all know a thick chicken breast must cook for a certain amount of time.
One kitchen gadget I highly recommend when you’re cooking something in a skillet is a splatter screen. My dish had quite a bit of olive oil spray at one point – which is dangerous when you have a two year old running around at your feet while you cook.
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt, pepper (plus more to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon.
- 2 tablespoons butter (we use Earth Balance Soy Butter)
- 1-2 cups chopped asparagus
- 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 lemon, sliced, plus the juice from the other half
Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.