One Pot Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

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One pot skillet chicken and asparagus is truly a perfect dish- just toss ingredients in, and out comes a complete meal with a side dish! Perfect for busy weeknights, dinner parties, or Sunday supper. 


skillet chicken and asparagus- super easy and full of flavor!


I always have a lot of chicken and vegetables on hand. When you peek in my fridge, I am almost guaranteed to have a ton of asparagus or green beans and chicken- no matter all the other ingredients I have on hand for our week’s meals.

Asparagus and chicken are so versatile and easy to prepare I love having them as great base ingredients for bigger meals- but I recently came up with this simple skillet dish for the two of them that is phenomenal!

If you’ve been reading Sweet C’s for a while, you’ll know I have a major thing for whole roast chicken, and one of my favorite whole roast chicken recipes is my one pot Grecian Chicken.

I took the ingredients of that dish and changed it up a bit to add in a side dish right into the skillet- and swapped out chicken breasts instead of a whole bird to make this a truly easy weeknight meal.

You can’t get any easier than this- the main dish cooks right with the vegetable side, so there is only one pan to clean up afterwards!

skillet chicken and asparagus- delicious and easy!

This meal is perfect for two adults and two kids, or three adults- and is very easily scalable. You can cook up to five chicken breasts with the amount of lemons and spices listed- simply brown them in batches, and then add everything to the pan.

Don’t overcrowd your pan when browning the chicken, or your chicken won’t get a good sear and will become tough and gummy.

If you prefer chicken thighs or drumsticks, this recipe is perfect!

You’ll just need to modify the cooking time to make sure you don’t over or undercook, as the times listed here are for thick chicken breasts.

Investing in a good meat thermometer will take all your timing guesswork out!

One pan chicken and asparagus- so easy and delicious!


One Pot Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

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Easy one pot lemon chicken and asparagus cooked in a cast iron skillet.

One Pot Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

One pot skillet chicken and asparagus is truly a perfect dish- just toss ingredients in, and out comes a complete meal with a side dish! Perfect for busy weeknights, dinner parties, or sunday supper.
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chicken and asparagus, ket chicken and asparagus, lemon chicken and asparagus, one pot chicken and asparagus, one pot chicken dinner, one pot lemon chicken
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 270kcal
Author Courtney O'Dell


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon sliced into thin rounds
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 bunch of asparagus woody parts trimmed and then cut into 1" strips
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat cast iron pan on stove on medium high.
  • Add olive oil to hot pan and heat until shimmery.
  • Add chicken to pan and brown.
  • Remove from stove and add lemon, garlic and oregano into pan.
  • Cook in oven until chicken reaches 155 degrees internally, about 25 minutes.
  • Add asparagus to pan.
  • Continue to heat until asparagus is soft and chicken has reached internal temperature of 175 degrees, about another 20 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with salad, rice, or vegetables.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g



About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Annie says:

    YUMMY! YUMMY! YUMMY! I just made this for lunch and got raving reviews from my family, and a bunch of comments, the most popular one being, “PLEASE make this again”
    I ended up using some frozen chicken tenders that were in my freezer, and cooked them for about 30 -45 minutes, and then added the asparagus a cooked for another 20 mins! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  2. Angie says:

    Making this tonight!

  3. Dulce says:

    What would the oven heat be if i just use baking dish instead of the cast iron? Please help

    1. Courtney ODell says:


    2. Teena says:

      Absolutely loved this! I try to to keep my meals be around 400 calories & am always looking for new recipes. This is a keeper! Thank you.

  4. Avi L says:

    very nice recipe thank you very much