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Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet

This Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet has chicken thighs seared to a crispy golden brown then slow simmered with asparagus in a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce.

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

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

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Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet for Two

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

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How to make Creamy Chicken and 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 thighs:

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

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 creamy Parmesan 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.

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus cooking in a cast iron Skillet

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

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus in a cast iron Skillet
Chicken Thighs and Asparagus

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Skillet Chicken Thighs and Creamy Asparagus serves 2
Yield: Serves 2

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet

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

This Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet 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.

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: 781Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 301mgSodium: 704mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 38g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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A Cast Iron Skillet filled with Creamy Chicken Thighs and Asparagus.
Skillet Chicken Thighs and Creamy Asparagus Recipe

Kathryn L. Pye

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

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

Zona

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

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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