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Skillet Lemon Chicken with Asparagus
Skillet Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

Skillet Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

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Preparation Time
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Ingredients

  • 1 bag (300 g) Arctic Gardens asparagus
  • 1 lb (454 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind

Preparation

  1. Steam Arctic Gardens asparagus according to packaging directions. Drain and pat dry. Cut diagonally into 1-inch (2.5 cm) lengths; set aside.
  2. Cut chicken into 1-1/2 inch (4 cm) cubes; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plate.
  4. Add remaining oil to pan; fry onion, garlic and thyme, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan. Add asparagus and chicken broth; cover and simmer until asparagus is tender-crisp, about 2 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon juice, cornstarch and lemon rind; add to pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute.

Additional information : Tip: Place small bowl of sliced lemon on the table for those who like extra-lemon taste.

 

 

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 220

Protein:  31 g

Fat:    6 g

Carbohydrate:  11 g

Fibre:   2 g

Sodium: 205 mg

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