Garlic Butter Chicken Bites With Lemon Asparagus

Indulge in the mouth watering combination of garlic butter chicken bites and asparagus in this delectable recipe. With an explosion of flavors and minimal effort, this dish is a guaranteed dinnertime winner. The chicken bites are incredibly juicy, tender, and irresistible straight from the pan. In under 30 minutes, you can savor this low-carb, keto-friendly one-pan chicken dinner. For an extra nutritious twist, serve the garlic butter chicken bites on a bed of cauliflower rice, making it a wholesome and well-loved meal. Enjoy every bite!

Ingredients for Garlic Butter Chicken Bites and Asparagus:

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 bunches of asparagus, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided (1/4 cup for browning the chicken, 1/4 cup for the sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided (1 teaspoon for the chicken bites, 1 teaspoon for the asparagus and sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or Herbes de Provence
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, optional (such as Sriracha)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) low-sodium chicken broth
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • Crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Chicken Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

Garlic Butter Chicken Recipe with Asparagus:

For those seeking a quick and effortless 30-minute chicken dinner, this delightful garlic butter chicken bites recipe will become a family favorite. It requires just one skillet, resulting in tender, juicy chicken and crisp asparagus. Enjoy this chicken recipe as it is, or pair it with rice if you have a hearty appetite. To make it low-carb, serve the chicken and asparagus with mashed cauliflower or cauliflower rice.

How to Prepare Garlic Chicken Bites with Asparagus:

The method for preparing the chicken bites recipe is simple: Start by cutting the chicken breasts into cubes and generously seasoning them. While the chicken sits, blanch the asparagus in boiling water to partially cook them, enabling faster cooking in the skillet. Sauté the chicken bites until golden, then add minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Continue cooking until the garlic becomes fragrant. Deglaze the skillet with chicken broth, add the remaining butter, lemon juice, hot sauce, parsley, and the blanched asparagus. Toss everything together until the asparagus is cooked. Reintroduce the chicken bites to the skillet, reheat, season to taste, and serve!

Tips for the Chicken Recipe with Asparagus:

 This one-pan garlic butter chicken bites and asparagus recipe is bursting with rich, buttery herb flavors. It allows you to cook both the chicken and asparagus in a single skillet, making preparation and cleanup a breeze. This healthy chicken recipe is low in carbs, gluten-free, and suitable for the Keto diet. Here are a few tips to enhance this delicious chicken dinner recipe:

  • Depending on the thickness of your asparagus, you may skip blanching.
  • Enhance the sauce by adding a splash of white wine.
  • Avoid overcrowding the pan when cooking the chicken bites. Cook them in batches to achieve a delightful golden crust. Resist the urge to constantly stir the chicken bites. Let them sit and turn them occasionally for a golden sear on all sides.
  • For a variation of the chicken recipe, you can use whole chicken tenders instead. They’re equally delicious, and you can skip the cutting step. Check out our chicken tenders recipe for inspiration.

Directions:

  1. To prepare the garlic butter chicken bites recipe and asparagus in garlic butter sauce, slice the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks and season them with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Let them sit on a shallow plate while you prepare the asparagus.
  2. Wash and trim the ends of the asparagus, then blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Submerge them in ice water to halt the cooking process. This technique ensures the asparagus cooks evenly and quickly in the skillet. Skip this step if using thin asparagus. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, melt half of the butter (1/4 cup) with olive oil. Sauté the chicken bites on all sides until they turn golden brown. Reduce the heat, add one teaspoon of minced garlic and Italian seasoning, and cook for an additional minute until the garlic becomes fragrant. Remove the chicken bites from the skillet and place them on a plate. To avoid steaming the chicken bites, work in batches and prevent overcrowding the pan.
  4. In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add the remaining teaspoon of minced garlic. Deglaze the skillet with chicken broth (or wine) and allow it to simmer until it reduces to half the volume. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of butter, lemon juice, hot sauce, and parsley. Stir briefly to combine.
  • Add the blanched asparagus and toss for 2 minutes to cook them thoroughly. Push the asparagus to the side and return the sautéed chicken bites to the pan. Stir for another minute to reheat the chicken. Garnish the chicken and asparagus with additional parsley, crushed chili pepper flakes, and lemon slices. Serve the garlic butter chicken bites and asparagus immediately. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions And Dishes

  • Serve the chicken bites and asparagus with a side of rice or potatoes.
  • Serve the chicken bites and asparagus as a main course with a side salad.
  • Serve the chicken bites and asparagus as an appetizer with a dipping sauce, such as ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing.
  • Use the chicken bites and asparagus as a topping for a pizza or pasta dish.
  • Add the chicken bites and asparagus to a soup or stew.
  • Pack the chicken bites and asparagus for a lunch or dinner on the go.

Here are some dishes that would go well with the Flavorful Garlic Butter Chicken Bites Recipe with Asparagus:

  • Roasted vegetables
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Salad
  • Soup
  • Stew
Garlic Butter Chicken Bites With Lemon Asparagus

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites With Lemon Asparagus

Dianna Agron
These garlic butter chicken bites with asparagus are the perfect solution for busy weeknights. They're quick and easy to make, and they're packed with flavor. The chicken is cooked to perfection in a flavorful garlic butter sauce, and the asparagus is tender and crisp. This recipe is sure to please everyone at the table!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 500 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl Use a large bowl to combine the chicken, salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  • Cutting board Use a cutting board to cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Use a knife to mince the garlic
  • Use a large skillet to cook the chicken and asparagus.
  • Use measuring spoons to measure the salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  • Use measuring cups to measure the olive oil, butter, chicken broth, and lemon juice.
  • Use a spatula to stir the chicken and asparagus while they cook
  • Use tongs to remove the chicken and asparagus from the skillet.

Ingredients
  

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 bunches of asparagus,rinsed and trimmed
  • ½ Cup butter divided (1/4 cup for browning the chicken, 1/4 cup for the sauce)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic divided (1teaspoon for the chicken bites, 1 teaspoon for the asparagus and sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning or Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce optional (such as Sriracha)
  • ½ tbsp (125ml) low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ juice lemon
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley
  • Crushed red chili pepper flakes
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Chicken Seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsbp onion powder

Instructions
 

  • To prepare the garlic butter chicken bites recipe and asparagus in garlic butter sauce, slice the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks and season them with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Let them sit on a shallow plate while you prepare the asparagus.
  • Wash and trim the ends of the asparagus, then blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Submerge them in ice water to halt the cooking process. This technique ensures the asparagus cooks evenly and quickly in the skillet. Skip this step if using thin asparagus. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, melt half of the butter (1/4 cup) with olive oil. Sauté the chicken bites on all sides until they turn golden brown. Reduce the heat, add one a teaspoon of minced garlic and Italian seasoning, and cook for an additional minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  • Remove the chicken bites from the skillet and place them on a plate. To avoid steaming the chicken bites, work in batches and prevent overcrowding the pan.
  • In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add the remaining teaspoon of minced garlic. Deglaze the skillet with chicken broth (or wine) and allow it to simmer until it reduces to half the volume
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cupof butter, lemon juice, hot sauce, and parsley. Stir briefly to combine.cup of
  • Add the blanched asparagus and toss for 2 minutes to cook them thoroughly. Push the asparagus to the side and return the sautéed chicken bites to the pan.
  • Stirfor another minute to reheat the chicken. Garnish the chicken and asparagus with additional parsley, crushed chili pepper flakes, and lemon slices. Serve the garlic butter chicken bites and asparagus immediately. Enjoy!
Keyword Asparagus, Chicken Breasts

Can I use other vegetables instead of asparagus?

Certainly! You have plenty of options to replace asparagus with other vegetables. Some excellent choices include green beans, broccoli, zucchini, or even cauliflower rice.

How long should I cook the chicken bites?

To ensure the chicken bites are thoroughly cooked, you should brown them on all sides until they are cooked through. You can check their doneness by cutting into one of the bites. If the chicken appears white throughout, it is cooked through.

What other readers say about this chicken and asparagus recipe?

Let’s hear what some readers have to say about this recipe:
“This recipe is absolutely delicious! I followed the instructions precisely, and my family loved it.” – Ashley “I’ve made this recipe multiple times, and it’s always a winner. I like to add a touch of cayenne pepper for a little kick.” – Keri “This has become my go-to chicken recipe. It’s incredibly simple to make and always impresses a crowd.” – Jessica “I can’t rave enough about this recipe! The chicken turns out so tender, and the asparagus is cooked to perfection. I will definitely make it again.” – Krystal

What are some other one-pan chicken recipes I might like?

If you’re looking for more one-pan chicken recipes, here are a few suggestions:
Garlic Butter Chicken with Spinach and Bacon
Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans Skillet
Salsa Fresca Chicken Bake
Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet
I hope you find these recommendations helpful! Enjoy the recipe!

Chef with experience in European cuisine and American Cuisine, who has a passion for making dishes that look good and taste good. known for creating original takes on tried-and-true dishes with high-quality, fresh ingredients.

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