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Lemon Asparagus Chicken Recipe

Lemon Asparagus Chicken

This Lemon Asparagus Chicken is deliciously filled with fresh flavors and so simple to make!  The tender chicken and fresh asparagus is the perfect compliment to the tangy lemon dressing that marinates the dish. This wholesome dinner comes together in minutes and is not only delicious but also gluten free and low carb.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 lb thin asparagus stalks woody stem broken off
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Garnish optional
  • Italian Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper olive oil and sour cream.
  • Chop the asparagus into bite sized pieces. Place the chicken breasts flat in a single layer in a large casserole dish. Place the asparagus over the chicken.  Pour the lemon dressing over the whole dish. Top with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165˚F).  If the cheese starts to become brown, loosely cover with foil for the remaining cook time.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • You can cut the chicken in half, chunks, or use chicken tenderloins in lieu of full chicken breasts to make serving easier. Cooking time may be reduced.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to a month.
Dietary Considerations:
This recipe is naturally gluten free, low carb, and friendly for low carb and keto diets.
Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 6oz - 4 oz chicken 2 oz toppingCalories: 231kcal (12%)Carbohydrates: 4g (1%)Protein: 28g (56%)Fat: 13g (20%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 77mg (26%)Sodium: 427mg (19%)Potassium: 0mgFiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)