Looking for quick and easy chicken recipes that can be put together in less than 30 minutes? Then try this honey lemon chicken asparagus recipe. It doesn’t need to be roasted, loaded with flavor and vegetables, and cooked in a skillet or frying pan. Soft juicy chicken breast that is flavorful and perfect for lunch or dinner. This recipe is also good for those who like to prepare food.
Like the fine aroma of white asparagus in combination with the sweet taste of sweet potato. Together with the lemon aroma of the chicken, this dish gets a summery note. Unlike the classic preparation of asparagus in boiling water, in this recipe it is simply cooked in the oven. Because asparagus is wonderful for oven dishes!
Another advantage of cooking the asparagus in the oven is that it keeps its taste. Because the juice of the asparagus remains in the form and is not lost. At the same time, the taste is not watered down, as it could be when cooking.
The exact cooking time depends on the strength of the asparagus spears. Depending on how bite-proof or tender you like your asparagus, you can prick the asparagus with a fork towards the end of the cooking time to check the consistency. And now have fun cooking and enjoy it!Print
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
- Salt, to season
- 1/3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (optional for added flavour)
- 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons parsley, fresh chopped, divided
- 1 teaspoon salt, (or more to your tastes)
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper, to taste
- 4 bunches asparagus (37-40 spears), woody ends removed
- 1 lemon, sliced to garnish
Arrange oven shelf to the middle of your oven. Preheat oven 200°C | 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking oil spray. Arrange chicken on the sheet and season with salt; set aside.
Combine together the lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, garlic, half of the parsley, salt and pepper. Pour three quarters of the honey lemon mixture over the chicken. Arrange the lemon slices over the top. Season with extra salt and pepper, if desired.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Uncover, arrange the asparagus around the chicken. Pour the remaining honey lemon mixture over the asparagus; season the asparagus with salt and pepper. Return to the oven to grill or broil until the chicken is golden and the asparagus is cooked. Garnish with the remaining parsley.
- Serve with a side of rice or potatoes.
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 215kcal
- Sugar: 18g
- Sodium: 849mg
- Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 25g
- Cholesterol: 72mg