Monday, May 22, 2023

Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites with Asparagus

Sheet pan Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites with Asparagusis quick enough for a weeknight meal and the taste is out of this world! 

Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites with Asparagus

Ready for a new sheet pan dinner?  These lemon garlic butter chicken bites with asparagus are ridiculously easy.  Baked not fried, on one sheet pan in under 45 minutes. 

These saucy chicken bites come out juicy and tender and the asparagus crisps to perfection.  Say hello to your new favorite meal! 


What Ingredients do I need?

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • onion powder
  • Italian seasoning 
  • paprika
  • crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
  • asparagus
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • garlic 
  • low-sodium chicken broth 
  • lemon
  • parsley

Substitutions and Variations

  • You can customize the seasoning to your liking: try honey and mustard, taco seasoning, cajun spices, etc.

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Make sure to dice the chicken uniformly into 1 1/2 - 2 inch bite sized pieces to ensure even baking.
  • One good trick is to freeze the chicken for 45 minutes to make cutting the chicken bites easier and less messy, but make sure to bring it to room temperature before baking.

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites with Asparagus

serves 4-6

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
1 teaspoon paprika
pinch crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
2 bunches of asparagus, rinsed and trimmed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic, minced 
1/4 cup  low-sodium chicken broth 
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon minced parsley
Slices of lemon, for garnish

Preheat your oven to 400ºF.  In a medium bowl season chicken bites with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, red crushed chili pepper flakes, paprika, and onion powder. 

Arrange asparagus on one side of the baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter, olive oil, minced garlic, chicken broth and lemon juice.

Arrange chicken bites next to the asparagus on the sheetpan, then drizzle the chicken bites and asparagus with the lemon butter sauce.

Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside. Remove from oven, garnish with parsley, and lemon slices and serve.


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