I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to cook and bake with lemon again…I love this time of year! I got the inspiration for this dish from a recipe I saw on another blog- ok, tell me this isn’t the cutest name ever- Feed Me, Seymour. Get it?? Like, from Little Shop of Horrors?? I LOVE that musical, so naturally I was drawn to Kim’s blog from the start. I loved Kim’s idea of serving small pieces of chicken over asparagus and immediately set out to recreate it for dinner that night. This was an absolutely scrumptious dish! Joel and I loved it and cleaned our plates! I really hope you’ll try this- it’s so quick and easy (literally, if you’ve got 30 minutes, you’ve got lemon chicken and asparagus for dinner!) and really, really delicious.

Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the asparagus
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped or cut into thin strips
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon flour
salt and pepper
juice of one large lemon
1 bunch fresh asparagus

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Lay the asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and bake for about 6-8 minutes, until just barely tender. Set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook, turning the pieces so they cook evenly, for about 5 minutes. Add in the peppers. Cook for an additional 5 minutes then using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken and peppers to a plate and set aside.
Reduce heat to medium-low and whisk the flour into the drippings left in the skillet. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice. Whisk constantly until the sauce starts to thicken slightly. Add the chicken and peppers back in and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Spoon the chicken, peppers and sauce over the asparagus and serve. Serves 2.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original, inspired by Feed Me, Seymour

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9 Comments »

  1. Must try that…looks delicious!

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks Su!

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    Comment by Susan — April 7, 2011 @ 3:41 PM

  2. Oh yum, yum, yum!!! I love this time of year for that same reason. Citrus is the best! And of course, bell peppers are my best friends! Your recipe looks so much more tasty than mine did! :)

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    amy Reply:

    Whatever girl! Yours looked amazing! Thanks for inspiring me! :)

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    Comment by Kim — April 7, 2011 @ 5:43 PM

  3. Looks very good…healthy too

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    Comment by The Food Hunter — April 8, 2011 @ 3:55 PM

  4. Now this looks terrific! What a fabulous looking meal! Bookmarked for sure!

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks so much, Maris! :)

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    Comment by Maris(In Good Taste) — April 9, 2011 @ 3:14 AM

  5. This looks amazing and I needed something to do with asparagus cause I don`t like it its not dressed properly. My boyfriend loves it though. Definitely going into this weeks meal plan!

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    Comment by Nicole — April 10, 2011 @ 1:07 PM

  6. I just might have to add this to next week’s meal plan—I have one lone yellow bell pepper in my fridge right now! :)

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    Comment by natalie (the sweets life) — April 15, 2011 @ 1:51 PM

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