Garlic Butter Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

This Garlic Butter Chicken and Asparagus recipe is a quick and delicious meal that’s perfect for weeknight dinners. The tender chicken breast is cooked in a rich garlic butter sauce and paired with crisp asparagus, making it a healthy and satisfying dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
  • Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  1. Cook the Chicken:
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and fully cooked. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Prepare the Garlic Butter Sauce:
  • In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium and add the butter.
  • Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  1. Cook the Asparagus:
  • Add the asparagus to the skillet, stirring to coat in the garlic butter.
  • Cook for about 4-5 minutes until the asparagus is tender-crisp.
  1. Combine and Serve:
  • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet, spooning some of the garlic butter sauce over the top.
  • Add lemon slices to the skillet and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the chicken is heated through.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.

Enjoy your Garlic Butter Chicken and Asparagus with a side of rice, quinoa, or a fresh salad for a complete meal!

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