This one-pan herbed lemon + asparagus chicken dish is one of my favorite summertime meals to make at home. One-pan meals are a perfect, quick dinner for the whole family or a simple dish to whip up for a meal prep to have for the week ahead. The lemon and parsley add a touch of freshness that make this dish taste like summertime in every bite while the crispy chicken thighs and creamy rice give it a savory, satiating touch.
I am someone that truly enjoys making dishes using ingredients that are local and in season. Asparagus in Minnesota in the summertime is lovely, so adding it to this dish only made sense. Between the asparagus, the lemon, and fresh parsley – this dish just tastes like summer.
I like using chicken thighs for this recipe because of their higher fat content. Chicken thighs DO have more flavor than breasts but if you’re not a chicken thigh girly (or boy), breasts would work with this recipe too. If you’re using chicken breasts instead, you probably only will need 3-4 breasts depending on the size of them.
I loved using something green in this dish to add a little pop of color, and with asparagus being so fruitful in Minnesota during this time, I wanted to use something in season. However, broccoli or zucchini would work great too! With zucchini though, you do run the risk of it getting a little mushy as it will cook in the broth so broccoli would be my first choice.
Tips for delicious chicken thighs
One-pan meals are *always* trending. Just the title in itself sounds quick and convenient, and that’s exactly what it is.
Let me know if you make this recipe and leave a comment if you do! ENJOY, MY FRIENDS.