Sunday, March 25, 2012

One-Pan Chicken and Asparagus

If you’re a regular or even occasional reader of recipes posted on The Frog & PenguINN blog, you may have notices that we cook a lot of main dishes using either chicken or fish.  While Grenville and I DO enjoy a grilled steak and barbecued ribs, not to mention a good burger, chicken and fish are more often than not on our dinner menu. Our favorites are easy-to-prepare main dishes accompanied by fresh veggies we have grown or bought fresh.

This a simple (and delicious) meal using chicken breasts and one of our favorite veggies – asparagus. And, aide from the pot used to cook the rice, it’s cooked in one pan – another of our favorite types of meals cause there’s less after-dinner cleanup.

Chicken and Asparagus

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 C all-purpose flour  
  • 1/2 C dry white wine (or use cooking wine) 
  • 1/2 C low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced (or garlic powder)
  • 1 lb. asparagus spears, trimmed and cut up 
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley or use 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a shallow dish and dredge chicken in flour.
  3. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  4. Add wine, broth, and garlic to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 minutes. Add asparagus; cover and cook 3 minutes, until asparagus is crisp-tender. Add chicken over asparagus and cook for a few more minutes.chicken-asparagus (4)Remove from heat; sprinkle with parsley. Serve chicken and asparagus over rice with sauce.chicken-asparagus (1)


grammie g said...

HI B...I am still out here...
That looks so crumptious...asparagus is my favorite green veggie!!
Hope everything is well down there...

Daisy said...

That looks delicious, Beatrice. What a wonderful meal to have this time of year when asparagus is fresh and plentiful too.

Ludwig Keck said...

Hmmm, good! Now I'm off to the kitchen!

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yum! We look forward to cooking again when we get home in a few weeks. :)))

Sunday hugs,

Country Gal said...

All I have to say is YUMMY !

Sandra said...

this i could and would eat for sure. and your photos of your food are always as good as the food itself

Out on the prairie said...

Sounds good, I have been eating 99cent asparagus until I have almost tired of it.

Cicero Sings said...

That does look very yummy. When was I invited over again????

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