Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus

Cooked Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus in pan on stove. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus on plate with pan in back. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Creamy, bright, herby, and lemony, this recipe screams SPRING!  Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus is Dill-licious! (yep, I just did that!)  This is such an easy one-pan skillet recipe.  It has seared chicken in a light and creamy sauce delicately flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill.  Then it’s loaded with fresh and bright Spring asparagus.  Yum!  

Raw Asparagus on counter for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

I keep hoping my kids will eat Asparagus!

Full disclosure, my kids hate asparagus.  I really don’t know why!  It tastes fantastic, you can eat it with your fingers, and asparagus is sooooo good for you!  So for now, I keep making it, hoping that they will one day love it.  In the meantime, more for me! 

Asparagus has fiber and protein (4g each in 1 cup cooked) plus potassium, vitamins A, C, E, K, B12, and more!  Check out these other yummy asparagus recipes:

Fork with bite of Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus with plate and pan in back. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
Cooked Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus in pan on stove. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

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PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR LEMON DILL SAUCE CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

For this recipe, you can prep the chicken, garlic, and asparagus ahead. 

Slice the Asparagus into 3/4 inch bite-size slices on a bias.  Mince the garlic clove. Finely chop the fresh dill.

Knife cutting Asparagus on counter for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus.  It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill.  It's loaded with fresh asparagus.  #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Raw Sliced Asparagus on counter for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus.  It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill.  It's loaded with fresh asparagus.  #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

If your chicken breasts are not already sliced thin, take two chicken breasts and slice them from the side to create 4 thin pieces.

Raw Asparagus on counter for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

If you are prepping a day or more ahead, store each prepped ingredient separately in the fridge.

COOK YOUR YOUR LEMON DILL SAUCE CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS

To a small mixing bowl, add the half & half (or milk) and cornstarch, then mix with a fork until dissolved and smooth. Set aside for now.

For this recipe, you need a large frying pan or skillet.  I use my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.    

Get a large skillet and preheat on high heat. While preheating, season the chicken breast slices with salt and pepper.

Add 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil to coat the bottom of the hot skillet and then add the chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes and then flip each piece over to cook on the other side for another 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.

Raw chicken on cutting board for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Raw chicken searing in pan for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Chicken cooking in pan for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Cook the Asparagus and minced garlic for 2-3 minutes until the Asparagus slices are bright green, but still pretty crisp/firm. Be sure to stir so the garlic doesn’t burn and be careful not to let the asparagus overcook.

Add the juice from HALF the lemon, the zest, and 1 cup of chicken broth. Then add the Milk and Cornstarch mixture and bring to a simmer in the skillet. You will see it start to thicken, so be sure to stir so that it thickens evenly and doesn’t clump.  Stir in the dill and butter, then add back the chicken and coat with the sauce.

Cut asparagus cooking in pan with hand squeezing lemon over for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Pouring milk slurry over cut asparagus cooking in pan for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Dill added to cut asparagus and sauce cooking in pan for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Chicken added to asparagus sauce in pan for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Cooked Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus in pan on stove. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Serve just like this or over rice.  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Cooked Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus in pan on stove. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Cooked Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus in pan on stove. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
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Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken with Asparagus

Creamy, bright, herby, and lemony, this recipe screams SPRING!  Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus is an easy one-pan recipe.  It has seared chicken in a light and creamy sauce delicately flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill.  Then it's loaded with fresh and bright Spring asparagus.  #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, chicken, chicken dinner, dinner, easy dinner, easy recipe, gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Chicken Breast two 8oz or four thin sliced 4oz
  • 3 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/4 cup Half & Half or Milk
  • 2 Tbls Corn Starch
  • 3 Tbls Fresh Dill, Chopped
  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 1 tbsp Butter

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Cut the tough ends off the asparagus and save for making stock in the future.  Slice the Asparagus into 3/4 inch slices on a bias.

    Raw Asparagus on counter for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
  2. Mince the garlic clove.  Finely chop the fresh dill.

  3. If your chicken breasts are not already sliced thin, take two chicken breasts and slice them from the side to create 4 thin pieces.

    Raw Asparagus on counter for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
  4. If you are prepping a day or more ahead, store each prepped ingredient separately in the fridge.

Cook your Lemon Dill Chicken & Asparagus

  1. To a small mixing bowl, add the half & half (or milk) 2 tbls cornstarch, then mix with a fork until dissolved and smooth. Set aside for now.

  2. Get a large skillet and preheat on high heat.  While preheating, season the chicken breast slices with salt and pepper. 

    Raw chicken on cutting board for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
  3. Add 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil to coat the bottom of the hot skillet and then add the chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes and then flip each piece over to cook on the other side for another 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.

    Chicken cooking in pan for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
  4. Add another tsp of olive oil to the pan and then add the Asparagus and minced garlic.  Turn the heat down to medium low and cook for 2-3 minutes until the Asparagus slices are bright green, but still pretty crisp/firm.  Be sure to stir so the garlic doesn't burn and be careful not to let the asparagus overcook. 

  5. To the veggies in the skillet, add the juice from HALF the lemon, the zest, and 1 cup of chicken broth. Then add the Milk and Cornstarch mixture and bring to a simmer in the skillet. You will see it start to thicken, so be sure to stir so that it thickens evenly and doesn't clump.

    Pouring milk slurry over cut asparagus cooking in pan for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
  6. Stir in the dill and butter, then add back the chicken and coat with the sauce.  Serve and enjoy!

    Chicken added to asparagus sauce in pan for Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes

 

7 thoughts on “Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus

  1. Lemon, dill and asparagus with chicken! Mmmmmmm! Those flavors! Oh my goodness. What a lovely summer dish. BTW … my kids never did like asparagus growing up. Now they love it … all of them. They do come around. But in the meantime … enjoy lots of asparagus for yourself!

    1. Hi Misha! I am so happy to hear this!
      Thanks so much for letting me know and happy cooking!
      🙂 Carrie

    1. Hi Sareena! So happy to hear that you all love it! Everything’s better with a little more garlic 🙂
      Thanks!
      Carrie

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