Skillet Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

Skillet Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

This 5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus is a bright, fresh, healthy dinner that comes together in 20 minutes! So good!


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1-2 cups asparagus, ends removed and snapped in half
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey + 2 tablespoons butter (optional)


  1. Cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound until each pieces is about a 3/4 of an inch thick. (NOTE: If your chicken breasts are really thick,you can just cut them in half horizontally to make thinner pieces rather than pounding. This works well when they are partially frozen.)
  2. Place the flour and salt and pepper in a gallon zip lock bag and gently toss each chicken breast in the bag to coat.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat; add the chicken and saute for 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown, sprinkling each side with the Italian seasoning directly in the pan. When the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  4. Add 1 Tbls olive oil,  asparagus, garlic and lemon slices to the pan. Saute for a few minutes until asparagus is bright green and tender crisp and lemons are brown and caramelized.
  5. Add chicken back to the skillet, drizzle honey over chicken, asparagus and lemons (add more butter is desired) and loosen up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Toss chicken with asparagus and lemon slices.  Serve and Enjoy