Every mom loves to be treated to a healthy homemade dinner, and this recipe happens to be one of my mom’s favorites. The fresh herbs and spices really make this a flavorful and memorable meal; your mom’s sure to love it too!
- 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
- 1 cup asparagus
- ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
For this recipe I will only be cooking on the stove top. Before I begin, I place the freshly squeezed lemon juice in a large glass bowl. I add the two chicken breasts to the bowl to let them soak in the lemon juice.
Meanwhile, I grab my sauté pan and add 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil to the pan. I heat the oil over medium heat before adding 1 teaspoon of basil, minced garlic, and rosemary and add 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper to the pan.
Once the oil and herbs are heated up, I put the chicken in the sauté pan. I flip the chicken to ensure that it is coated with the herbs and spices. I add the other teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil to the pan.
I cover the sauté pan with the glass lid and let the chicken cook on both sides. While the chicken is still pink, I add 1 cup of asparagus to the sauté pan. I continue to let it cook until the chicken is no longer pink on both sides and the asparagus is tender.
I remove the sauté pan from the stove top and let it cool. I remove the chicken from the pan and place each breast on a large glass plate. I spoon out the asparagus onto each plate and drizzle the remaining oil over the chicken and asparagus.
Beastly breakdown per serving
- 350.5 calories
- 8.5 grams of protein
- 8 grams of carbohydrates
- 10 grams of fat
Beastly Recipe Notes
This also is a very bodybuilding friendly meal. And if you are looking to SHRED this summer, give it a try. If you’re not looking to get shredded, add 1 cup cooked quinoa or a side of rice to go with this meal.
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