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.

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

4-Ingredient Dorito Chicken & Asparagus Rolls

DORITO-CRUSTED-CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.

4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Dorito, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.  Now, I’m not gonna go as far as to claim that this recipe is healthy, but c’mon it has Asparagus rolled inside so it can’t be that bad, right?  And what better way to get your kids to try asparagus than to coat it in Doritos!

I grew up with a family that ate healthy meals but we always had treats and snacks in the pantry and I’m not talking organic granola bars with chia seeds and flax seed.  I’m talking Twinkies and Ding Dongs and Potato Chips and Cheetoes.  And of course, Doritos!

Today, I try to stick with more natural and whole food snack food options for my kids, but I still buy Doritos every so often.  I mean, I’m not a monster😎.  I love how excited they get when I do buy these ‘special treats’ since it’s not around all the time.

4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.

Let’s get to it!  Dorito Chicken and Asparagus Rolls…

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR COOKING ‘KIT’

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Prepping meals ahead can make ALL the difference!  So, here are the steps you can do the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal ‘Kit’…

(See the recipe below for more details)

  • Turn your Doritos into crumbs by either placing them in a bag and smashing them with a rolling pin or placing them in a food processor and pulsing them.  Store them in a plastic bag.
  • Prepare the chicken breasts by first opening them with your knife and then pounding them flat with a meat tenderizer or bottom of bowl.  Note, you want to be sure you have full breasts, not pre-sliced thin, as they may not be big enough to roll.  Opening up and pounding out your own ensures they are large enough.

  • Cut the woody ends off the asparagus, but wait to wash them until you are ready to cook.
  • That’s it!  place the Doritos, the Chicken, the Asparagus, plus one unbroken egg on a sheet pan or large bowl in the fridge until the night you are ready to cook.

COOK YOUR MEAL:
  • On the night you’re ready to cook, pull your KIT out from the fridge!
  • Preheat oven to 400, then spray the bottom of a large sheet pan with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Rinse the asparagus and set aside.
  • Lay the chicken breasts out on a flat surface. Season both sides with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Then place 4-5 spears of asparagus on the chicken off to one side as you will be rolling starting from that side.

4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.

  • Roll the asparagus up in the chicken and then secure the end with 3-4 toothpicks.
  • Beat an egg in a large bowl (big enough to fit your chicken rolls). In a second large bowl or on a plate, place the crushed Doritos. Take a chicken roll and coat it in the egg.  Shake the excess egg off, then roll it in the Doritos to full coat the chicken (you do not need to coat the asparagus).  Then place the chicken on the oiled sheet pan.

4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus. 4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.

  • Do this for each of the 4 chicken breasts.  Once all are on the sheet pan, spray or brush with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then bake in the 400 degree oven for 15 minutes on the center rack.  Flip the Chicken over and then bake for a second 15 minutes.
  • After a total of 30 minutes in the oven, remove the chicken and let rest for 5 minutes.

Slice for the beautiful presentation and serve over salad or rice or quinoa.  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

 

4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.
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4-Ingredient Dorito Chicken and Asparagus Rolls

4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 490 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Dorito Chips, Cheese Flavor
  • 4 Chicken Breasts note, do not buy thin sliced
  • 1 bunch Asparagus, about 16-20 spears or 16oz
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, spray or bottle
  • Toothpicks, about 12-16 (3-4 per breast)

Instructions

Prep-Ahead

  1. Turn your Doritos into crumbs by either placing them in a bag and smashing them with a rolling pin or placing them in a food processor and pulsing them.  You are looking for a panko breadcrumb-like size and texture.  Store them in a plastic bag.

  2. Prepare the chicken breasts by first placing a large piece of plastic wrap down on the counter.  Then place your chicken breast on top.  Using a sharp knife, gently slice through the side.  As you slice, pull up the top half so you can see where you need to go and do not slice the top right off.  Do this for all 4 breasts

    Note, you want to be sure you have full breasts, not pre-sliced thin, as they may not be big enough to roll.  Opening up and pounding out your own ensures they are large enough.

  3. Next place another piece of plastic wrap over the top of the chicken breasts.  Using a meat tenderizer or the bottom of a large bowl, gently pound our the chicken breasts to get them even and as flat and thin as possible without pounding through creating holes.  Place the chicken in a large plastic storage bag.

  4. Cut the woody ends off the asparagus, but wait to wash them until you are ready to cook.

  5. That's it!  place the Doritos, the Chicken, the Asparagus, plus one unbroken egg on a sheet pan or large bowl in the fridge until the night you are ready to cook.

Cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray a sheet pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil or brush on 1 tsp.

  2. Rinse the asparagus and set aside.

  3. Lay the chicken breasts out on a flat surface. Season both sides with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Then place 4-5 spears of asparagus on the chicken off to one side as you will be rolling starting from that side.

    4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.
  4. Roll the asparagus up in the chicken and then secure the end with 3-4 toothpicks.  

  5. Beat an egg in a large bowl (big enough to fit your chicken rolls). In a second large bowl or on a plate, place the crushed Doritos. Take a chicken roll and coat it in the egg.

    4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.
  6. Shake the excess egg off, then roll it in the Doritos to full coat the chicken (you do not need to coat the asparagus).  Then place the chicken on the oiled sheet pan.

    4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.
  7. Do this for each of the 4 chicken breasts.  Once all are on the sheet pan, spray or brush with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then bake in the 400 degree oven for 15 minutes on the center rack.  Flip the Chicken over and then bake for a second 15 minutes.

    4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.
  8. After a total of 30 minutes in the oven, remove the chicken and let rest for 5 minutes.  Slice for the beautiful presentation and serve over salad or rice or quinoa.  ENJOY!

    4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.