chicken with lemons & asparagus recipe

chicken with lemons & asparagus

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
ready in: 35 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 8 oz. each


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen asparagus spears, sliced

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Gently pound chicken between sheets of wax paper to flatten.
  2. Mix flour with salt and pepper, dredge chicken in mixture.
  3. Heat butter and oil on medium high in a large, heavy skillet.
  4. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove chicken and reduce heat.
  5. Combine broth and lemon juice and add to pan.
  6. Add lemon slices and sliced asparagus. Simmer until asparagus are barely tender, about 6 minutes.
  7. Add chicken and heat through, about 5 minutes.

Suggestion: Serve with a side of rice.

Per Serving: 210 calories, 8g fat, 3g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 29g protein