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Honey Butter Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

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This honey butter lemon chicken with asparagus has some of the freshest ingredients to make a flavorful weeknight dish! This recipe is quick and easy and uses one-skillet! Less mess and easy clean-up!

I’ve been sick all weekend and I haven’t had much of an appetite — partly because I can’t taste anything.

I usually make my way to the farmer’s market on Sunday’s because I find that their produce is vastly different tasting than what you get at the supermarket. I have known this for quite some time; like you go to the farmer’s market to support local farmers and businesses but to also get the fresh of the freshest produce. However, I didn’t really experience that difference until several weeks ago when I bought a bunch of asparagus at the farmer’s market.

Whenever I go to the farmer’s market, I try to base my week’s dinner menu off what’s in season and what the vendors are offering. It’s very un-Julie-like to go somewhere without a list but at the farmer’s market, I like to be a bit spontaneous because I’ve discovered that as even your best intentions to be prepared at a farmer’s market; you’re bound to have a little improvisation thrown your way just because of the offerings of different vendors.

This honey butter lemon chicken with asparagus has some of the freshest ingredients to make a flavorful weeknight dish! This recipe is quick and easy and uses one-skillet! Less mess and easy clean-up!

Anyway, back to the bunch of asparagus I bought at the farmer’s market. The taste was unreal. It was like nothing I ever tasted. I know that sounds bizarre because you’re probably just like, “asparagus is just asparagus” but no — this asparagus was so different. It was so incredibly tender and there was so much more flavor than any of the other asparagus I’ve ever had.

It was more…asparagussy? Like it was FRESH and it was as if I was eating it at the farm where it was grown or something. Right then and there.

This honey butter lemon chicken with asparagus has some of the freshest ingredients to make a flavorful weeknight dish! This recipe is quick and easy and uses one-skillet! Less mess and easy clean-up!

I took that asparagus and knew I had to pair it with this honey butter lemon chicken. It’s just a great combination of fresh and clean flavors especially for the season!

This one skillet dish is a quick one for any night of the week and the flavors are outstanding! I mean, who doesn’t love honey butter slathered all over?! I definitely would not object to that.

This honey butter lemon chicken with asparagus has some of the freshest ingredients to make a flavorful weeknight dish! This recipe is quick and easy and uses one-skillet! Less mess and easy clean-up!

This honey butter lemon chicken with asparagus has some of the freshest ingredients to make a flavorful weeknight dish! This recipe is quick and easy and uses one-skillet! Less mess and easy clean-up!
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Honey Butter Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

This one-skillet dish with honey butter slathered all over lemon chicken and asparagus is a fresh and quick dinner idea for any night of the week!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 291kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon, divided
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Large bunch of asparagus, approximately 3/4 - 1 pound, trimmed

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together butter, honey, and juice of 1/2 the lemon then set aside.
  • In a large plastic bag, add tapioca flour, salt, pepper, and chicken. Shake the bag to coat the chicken evenly.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt honey butter mixture then add the chicken and brown on one side, about 5-7 minutes. Then repeat on the other side and cook until chicken has cooked through.
  • Add the asparagus to the skillet and cook until just tender. Squeeze the remainder 1/2 of the lemon onto the cooked dish.
  • Serve warm and divide evenly amongst plates.
  • Optional: if you want, you can cut up sliced of lemon and after the chicken and asparagus has finished cooking, you can "cook" the lemon for presentation, like I did in the photos.

Video

Notes

If you don't have tapioca flour in your pantry (and I realize many don't); it is okay to use regular all-purpose flour for this or even cornstarch. I chose to use tapioca flour because it yields a crispier crust but you certainly don't have to.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Butter Lemon Chicken and Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 25g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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Beverly

Friday 1st of February 2019

Where can you find small chicken breasts? I can only find HUGE breasts and they would never cook in 7 minutes on both sides and they tend to be dry and tough. HELP!!! I have asked the meat market people and they said this is the way that the producers are moving...toward big breasts. I know that you can slice the breasts in half but they don't look as pretty.....just saying

Julie Wampler

Friday 1st of February 2019

Instead of breasts, can you just use chicken tenderloins?

Cristina

Monday 10th of December 2018

Very tasty! Instead of using a disposable plastic bag, consider using a resealable container that you can shake the chicken in. I hate to use plastic bags unnecessarily.

Ashley Loden

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Has anyone tried substituting the asparagus with green beans? Im out of asparagus but want to try this tonight lol

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

Green beans would work!!

Susan

Friday 28th of July 2017

Tapioca flour? Can I use almond flour or something else?

Julie

Friday 28th of July 2017

No, almond flour would not work in this. If you don't have tapioca flour (and I realize most don't), you can use regular AP flour. I use tapioca flour because I like the crispier crust that it yields.

Marcia

Tuesday 18th of July 2017

Best chicken dish ever! My husband can't stop praising me ? Made extra sauce. This is an awesome recipe!

Julie

Thursday 20th of July 2017

This is so great to hear! Thanks for sharing! :)