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This Garlic Lemon Chicken Skillet is the perfect recipe for those busy nights. Made with loads pf asparagus and tomatoes, this tender and flavorful chicken recipe is easy to make, paleo, low carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.

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Simple and Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Skillet Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy chicken recipe that can be put together in less than 30 minutes? Then try this lemon chicken skillet recipe. No need to bake, loaded with flavor and veggies, and cooked in a skillet or pan. Tender juicy chicken breasts that’s flavorful and perfect for either lunch or dinner. This recipe is also great for those that like to meal prep.

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Chicken Thighs in a Skillet

Have thighs instead of chicken breast? You can use thighs instead and follow the same recipe. Chicken thighs aren’t as lean as chicken breasts so the nutrition facts will vary. You can either cook them with the skin or without.

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How much is the juice of one lemon?

Each lemon on average has about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. So if a recipe calls for one lemon and you don’t happen to have fresh lemons, then use 2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice. If you also wonder how much lemon zest is in one lemon, it comes out to about 1 tablespoon.

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Is bottled lemon juice as healthy as fresh squeezed?

Keep in mind anything in bottles and jars always have some sorts of additives and preservatives. It is always best to go with fresh fruits and vegetables. Use bottled lemon juice only when you have to. Not that they are unhealthy, but fresh lemon juice tastes so much better than the bottled version. The flavor does make a difference in recipes.

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5 from 1 vote

Lemon Garlic Chicken Skillet With Asparagus

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
lemon garlic chicken with asparagus
Easy to make lemon garlic-flavored chicken breast with asparagus and cherry tomatoes


  • lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts , pounded to even 1⁄2 inch thickness and cut in half
  • 1 lb Asparagus, ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Lemon, juice and zest
  • ¼ Cup Low sodium chicken broth
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh chopped parsley, to garnish
  • lemon slices to garnish


  • In a mixing bowl add chicken, garlic, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of olive oil and stir well to coat.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5 minutes, or until almost cooked through. (will finish it together with the rest of the ingredients.)
  • Stir in asparagus, cherry tomatoes, broth, lemon juice, and zest. Lower the heat, place a lid on and cook, for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is tender cooked through and no longer pink on the inside.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and lemon slices. Serve immediately or divide among 4 glass containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Enjoy!


Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 41gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 219mgPotassium: 1193mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1670IUVitamin C: 52.6mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 4.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this dish before and it’s never come out as good as this recipe! I used a bit more broth atún the recipe calls for but it didn’t change a thing was so yummy. I love this recipe it’s simple and fast to make. Surprisingly been following your Instagram page for years Because I loved the way your dishes looked and I never knew you had your recipes on this site but I’ve tried 2 so far and loved both dishes!