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Rosemary Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Dinner

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My new rosemary lemon chicken & asparagus dinner will have you dreaming about spring. Because I am dreaming about spring. Because I am so tired of snow and cold weather, of icy roads and sidewalks and oh, my neighborhood street that SO bumpy with snow I honest to God feel like I am 4×4-ing out in the country. I’m going to get whiplash, just you wait and see. We don’t get the roads plowed on residential streets and they are SO inconceivably bad that I am just D-O-N-E with winter. Bah.

Lemon Chicken
Lemon Chicken

How to Make Lemon Chicken

Rosemary lemon chicken and asparagus is a match made in heaven and sometimes I just need to eat out of season. It’s not asparagus season, not even close, but I like to pretend sometimes.I can’t resist the look of them in the store this time of year and while I do have to pay a premium….man, it’s worth it. When you find some asparagus that is so green and crispy it’s like bringing springtime that one step closer. I’m allll about pretending this time of year – like pretending I am at the beach in Mexico. I’m really good at that one. To make the lemon chicken you simply:

  • Marinate the chicken in the lemon sauce
  • Bake in the oven, then add in the asparagus and baste the chicken
  • Cook the chicken until it reaches 165 ° for breast meat or 185 °F for thighs.

Lemon Chicken Sauce Ingredients

This isn’t a super sweet lemon chicken sauce, instead it is a savory one ( which is healthier than a sugar loaded lemon chicken, let’s face it.) All you need is:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil I used lemon flavoured for a SUPER lemon boost!
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary or 1/3 cup fresh
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Rosemary Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Dinner

 How do I choose good asparagus?

  • Look for firm, bright green stalks. The size doesn’t really matter, but I personally prefer asparagus that is medium thickness.
  • The tips should be firm and a bright green or purple hue. This is where they will start to go mushy first!
  • The stalks should not bend, they should be snappy and brittle. Bending means they are starting to go.
  • Look for clean, non-blemished stalks. Take a peek at the photos here.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken and Asparagus Dinner - so fast and easy to make!

Tips and Tricks for Making Lemon Chicken

  • I buy lemon flavoured olive oil and it is the best olive oil ever. Try it with ricotta cheese and bread. You will never eat ricotta plain again, so you don’t have to worry that you won’t up it up.
  • I prefer using a pan with sides to make sure all the sauce stays around the chicken but a sheet pan is great.
  • The asparagus will over cook if you put it in at the start, so make sure to add it later.

Happy cooking! Who else can’t wait for spring to arrive? If you are looking for more delicious chicken recipes, try my Creamy Garlic Swiss Chard Chicken  or my Parmesan Chicken Casserole. Those are family faves!

Love,

Karlynn

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Rosemary Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Dinner

This all-in-one-pan Rosemary Lemon Chicken & Asparagus dinner is sure to be a hit with the family! The fresh tang of lemon paired with rosemary and garlic is perfect for both the chicken AND the asparagus!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
276
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil I used lemon flavoured for a SUPER lemon boost!
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary or 1/3 cup fresh
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 1 lb of fresh asparagus washed and trimmed
  • extra sea salt and pepper for serving

Instructions

  1. Combine the first five ingredients in a food processor - or in a container that you can use a hand blender in- and process until creamy and smooth.
  2. Place the chicken in a container and using 1/3 of the sauce, baste. Cover the chicken and the remaining sauce and refrigerate for a few hours.
  3. To cook, preheat your oven to 350 °F.
  4. Remove the chicken from the fridge and place on a large baking sheet or large pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then add the asparagus to the pan. Take the remaining sauce and re-baste the chicken and baste the asparagus as well.
  6. Cook until the chicken reaches 165 °F.
  7. Remove and serve!

Recipe Notes

 All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 585mg, Potassium: 276mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 910IU, Vitamin C: 14.5mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 3.1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Michelle L Bilodeau says

    Wow! Simple but delicious! What I like most is it’s kidney friendly for those with kidney disease like myself. This I will do frequently.5 stars

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