Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

It takes less than 30 minutes and just one pan to make this healthy creamy lemon garlic chicken with asparagus. It’s perfect for busy weeknights and is super flavorful and just 7g net carbs! The chicken and freshly cooked asparagus are surrounded with delicious lemon garlic cream sauce that’s absolutely incredible.





Ingredients

  • 4 medium chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp EACH crushed red pepper, salt, pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 pound asparagus (trimmed and cut in 3rds)
  • 1/2 cup onion (minced)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)





Instructions

  1. Season chicken with Italian seasoning, crushed chili pepper, salt & pepper. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Add butter onion, and asparagus to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until just tender. Add the garlic and cook for just under a minute.
  3. Add heavy cream, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese; stir to combine. Return chicken to the pan and simmer 3-4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Taste and adjust salt & pepper if needed. If the sauce is too thick, add 1/4 cup water, chicken stock or broth.

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