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Skillet Chicken and Creamy Asparagus Recipe for Two

Skillet Chicken Thighs and Creamy Asparagus serves 2

This Skillet Chicken and Creamy Asparagus dish is easy and delicious, cooked in just one pan and ready in 30 minutes.

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Chicken thighs are seared to a crispy golden brown then slow simmered with asparagus in a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce.

This recipe is moderately low-carb, but not necessarily by Keto extreme low-carb guidelines.

This recipe makes a great lunch, dinner, or impressive romantic date night meal for two.

How to make Skillet Chicken and Creamy Asparagus:

Snap the ends off the asparagus and cut them into 3 inch strips. Set aside.

asparagus cut into 3 inch lengths

For the chicken:

In a medium cast iron skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Click for a medium cast iron skillet.

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Sprinkle the chicken thighs with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, the garlic powder, and onion powder.

two seasoned chicken thighs on a plate

Place them into the hot skillet and cook for about 7 minutes. Flip them over and cook for 7 more minutes.

two chicken thighs cooking in a cast iron skillet

Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Remove all but 1/2 teaspoon oil from the skillet and return to the burner.

For the sauce:

Heat the butter in the microwave until just melted.

In a medium bowl, combine the heavy cream, flour, melted butter, minced garlic, dried chives, parsley, Parmesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and salt. Mix until well combined.

creamy parmesan sauce mixed in a bowl

In the same skillet used for the chicken, pour the sauce mixture in and bring to a boil for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.

creamy parmesan sauce cooking in a cast iron skillet

Reduce the heat to medium-low and add in the asparagus and the chicken thighs.

two chicken thighs and asparagus cooking in creamy parmesan sauce

Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve and enjoy.

Skillet Chicken Thighs and Creamy Asparagus Recipe for Two

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Yield: Serves 2

Skillet Chicken and Creamy Asparagus

Skillet Chicken and Creamy Asparagus

This Skillet Chicken and Creamy Asparagus dish is easy and delicious, cooked in just one pan and ready in 30 minutes. Chicken thighs are seared to a crispy golden brown then slow simmered with asparagus in a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder

For the sauce:

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • 1/8 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound of fresh asparagus

Instructions

  1. Snap the ends off the asparagus and cut them into 3 inch strips. Set aside.

For the chicken:

  1. In a medium cast iron skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Click for a medium cast iron skillet.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, the garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Place them into the hot skillet and cook for about 7 minutes. Flip them over and cook for 7 more minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Remove all but 1/2 teaspoon oil from the skillet and return to the burner.

For the sauce:

  1. Heat the butter in the microwave until just melted.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the heavy cream, flour, melted butter, minced garlic, dried chives, parsley, Parmesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. In the same skillet used for the chicken, pour the sauce mixture in and bring to a boil for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add in the asparagus and the chicken thighs. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 781 Total Fat: 68g Saturated Fat: 34g Trans Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 30g Cholesterol: 301mg Sodium: 704mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Protein: 38g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathryn L. Pye
    August 27, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Is the nutritional info for whole recipe or just for one serving?

    • Reply
      Zona
      August 27, 2019 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Kathryn, the nutritional info is for each serving, so it’s for half of the recipe since the full recipe serves 2 people. Thanks 🙂

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