Lemon Chicken Breasts with Salad & Asparagus

5 from 1 vote

Fresh, summery flavors in every bite!

Our Lemon Chicken Breasts with Salad & Asparagus recipe delivers fresh, summery flavors in every bite. It’s the perfect family meal in any season! The meal features three main components: chicken, asparagus, and salad. We’ve enriched these healthy staples with all-natural herbs and spices.

Chopped rosemary sprigs and thyme give the chicken a garden-fresh kick. The savory herbs pair well with our tangy olive oil and lemon juice mixture. Luscious asparagus spears roast to tender-brown perfection and gorgeously complement the juicy chicken. Finish by tossing a side salad made of greens and tomatoes with a drizzle of bold vinaigrette.

This ultra-nutritious meal pairs meaty protein with scrumptious greens. It’s a dish your body and taste buds will adore. Dish up and enjoy!

5 from 1 vote

Lemon Chicken Breasts with Salad & Asparagus

This is a fantastic meal to serve for a nice family dinner or party.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.25 of recipe
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 4 tablespoons rosemary sprigs chopped
  • 4 tablespoons thyme chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Asparagus

  • 1 pound asparagus cleaned and woody bottoms removed (about 1-inch from bottom)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Salad

  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup tomatoes halved
  • 3 tablespoons clean eating vinaigrette of choice homemade or store bought

Instructions

For Chicken

  • Using a meat tenderizer, pound chicken breasts to an even thickness.
  • Whisk together lemon juice, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper, and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil. Marinate chicken and mixture in airtight container or resealable bag for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  • Place 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Spread oil and coat the pan. Add chicken. Cook for 1 minute on each side. Flip breasts again and reduce heat to low.
  • Cover pan with a tight-fitting lid. Cook for 10 minutes (check time). Do not remove lid while cooking. After 10 minutes, remove pan from heat, still covered, and allow to sit for 10 additional minutes.
  • Make sure there is no pink in the middle of the breasts or that a meat thermometer reads 165 F when inserted in the center.

Meanwhile, for Asparagus

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Toss asparagus in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread on a sheet tray. Roast for 18-20 minutes, flipping asparagus halfway through until slightly browned and tender.

For Salad

  • Toss greens and tomatoes together. Toss with a vinaigrette of choice or serve the dressing on the side.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25of recipe | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 214mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords Holiday, Low-Carb

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3 Comments

  1. Asparagus used to be one of my favorite vegetables, but then I got sick eating it one day, and now I can’t even look at Asparagus without gagging.
    Is there another vegetable you recommend for this dish? Could it work with brussel sprouts?

  2. This recipe was delicious!! Chicken was perfectly cooked and very flavorful! Asparagus was delish!! I also added rice and beans. Such a great dinner! Instructions were so easy to follow and cooking time was perfect! Will definitely make this again.

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