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One Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken Asparagus

 
One Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken Asparagus
Image © Cafe Delites
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a paleo diet.paleo
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $3.32 One serving costs about $3.32

$3.32 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:73%

Spoonacular Score: 73%

 

One Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken Asparagus might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 466 calories, 33g of protein, and 32g of fat. For $3.32 per serving, this recipe covers 32% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a caveman, gluten free, dairy free, and primal diet. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. A mixture of thyme sprigs, off chicken thighs, thyme, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. To use up the pepper you could follow this main course with the Dr. Pepper Cake with Flour Cooked Frosting as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 6%. This score is improvable. Try Sheet Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans, One Pan Lemon Chicken with Asparagus, and Lemon and Thyme Grilled Asparagus for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 bunches
2 bunches asparagus
asparagus
6
6  bone in chicken thighs
bone in chicken thighs
2 tsps
2 tsps dried thyme
dried thyme
6 cloves
6 cloves garlic
garlic
1
1  fresh lemon (juice)
fresh lemon (juice)
1
1  lemon
lemon
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
some
some black pepper
black pepper
1 pinch
1 pinch salt
salt
5
5  fresh thyme sprigs
fresh thyme sprigs
2 bunches asparagus
2 bunches
asparagus
6  bone in chicken thighs
6
bone in chicken thighs
2 tsps dried thyme
2 tsps
dried thyme
6 cloves garlic
6 cloves
garlic
1  fresh lemon (juice)
1
fresh lemon (juice)
1  lemon
1
lemon
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
some black pepper
some
black pepper
1 pinch salt
1 pinch
salt
5  fresh thyme sprigs
5
fresh thyme sprigs

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Cafe Delites

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.32
Ingredient
2 bunches asparagus
6 bone in chicken thighs
2 teaspoons dried thyme
6 cloves garlic
1 fresh lemon (juice)
1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
some black pepper
5 fresh thyme sprigs
Price
$7.98
$3.45
$0.31
$0.40
$0.20
$0.50
$0.17
$0.01
$0.27
$13.29

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), asparagus is one of the "cleanest" vegetables when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not necessarily need to buy organic asparagus.

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
466 Calories
33g Protein
32g Total Fat
14g Carbs
36% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
466
23%

Fat
32g
49%

  Saturated Fat
8g
51%

Carbohydrates
14g
5%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
166mg
55%

Sodium
146mg
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
33g
66%

Vitamin K
108µg
103%

Selenium
37µg
54%

Vitamin B3
10mg
51%

Vitamin B6
0.87mg
44%

Vitamin C
33mg
41%

Phosphorus
399mg
40%

Iron
7mg
39%

Vitamin A
1918IU
38%

Vitamin B2
0.56mg
33%

Folate
128µg
32%

Vitamin B1
0.47mg
31%

Copper
0.55mg
27%

Manganese
0.54mg
27%

Potassium
878mg
25%

Vitamin B5
2mg
24%

Fiber
5g
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
23%

Zinc
3mg
23%

Vitamin B12
1µg
18%

Magnesium
70mg
18%

Calcium
98mg
10%

Vitamin D
0.17µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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