Chicken, Asparagus, and Mushroom Skillet

Background and History:

The Chicken, Asparagus, and Mushroom Skillet is a mouthwatering dish that combines tender chicken, fresh asparagus, and flavorful mushrooms. While there’s no specific historical origin associated with this recipe, it’s a modern favorite known for its simplicity and delightful taste. This one-pan wonder allows you to create a satisfying meal with a handful of ingredients, making it a perfect weeknight dinner option.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces of white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  • Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until they’re no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté for a couple of minutes until they become fragrant.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and start to brown.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and add asparagus.
  • Pour in chicken broth and heavy cream. Stir well.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, and asparagus is tender.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 350 per serving
  • Protein: About 30 grams per serving
  • Fat: Around 18 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: Roughly 15 grams per serving

Notes:

  • Feel free to customize this dish by adding other vegetables like bell peppers or spinach.
  • You can use boneless chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat.
  • Serve the skillet meal over cooked rice or pasta for a heartier dish.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be cautious if you have dairy allergies, as this recipe contains heavy cream. You can substitute with a dairy-free alternative if needed.
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