Chicken and Asparagus

chicken asparagus

This meal is a staple at my house.

Everyone loves it and it is perfect for when you do not have a ton of time on your hands.

It tastes like it took a lot longer to make than it actually does, so please do take credit for breaking your back making this gourmet meal for your family!


1lb Chicken breast
3tbs Low sodium chicken broth
1lb Asparagus with ends removed
2 Cloves garlic
3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp kosher salt
Pepper to taste

Press garlic and let it sit for 5 min.

Bring 2 tbs chicken broth to boil over medium in stainless steel skillet

While broth is heating, rub the chicken with 1tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, and pepper.

Place chicken in boiling broth for for 3 min stirring frequently until golden brown.

Add asparagus and remaining 1 tbs broth to chicken, cover,  and cook 4 more min. Stir occasionally

Dress with the pressed garlic, 2 tsp lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


Serves 2


Per serving: 218 Calories, 3 Carbs, 14g protein

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  1. So the chicken breast cooks in only 7 minutes in the boiling, or hot, broth? Nice! Just want to make sure and I love easy/fast.

    • Your Lighter Side says

      Yes, I usually cut the chicken into cubes. It cooks faster that way. Yes in boiling hot broth!


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