Lemon Thyme Chicken w/ Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
Updated: Oct 3, 2020
This meal is low carb and guess what else, it's keto-friendly! You can’t go wrong with this recipe. You probably already have all the ingredients at home, yep, go check your freezer before you go out and buy more chicken. I always find packs of chicken in the freezer that I completely forgot about, grab it out the freezer early so you can get it thawed out. This is definitely a delicious and easy meal.
What you'll need:
6 to 8 pieces of bone-in chicken thighs
2 tsp of dried thyme
1/2 tsp of garlic salt
Pinch of sea salt
1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 tablespoons butter
4-5 fresh thyme sprigs
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 lemons, thinly sliced
1-3 bunches of asparagus (about 18-24 spears), cut off the woody ends
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
21 Seasoning salute (Trader Joe's)
Preheat your oven to 400. Season chicken thighs with garlic salt, dried thyme, sea salt and black pepper.
Heat a large oven safe skillet or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add the olive oil. Sear the thighs, skin-side down until skin is golden brown and crisp (about 3-5 minutes). Flip chicken over and sear on the other side for about 4 to 5 minutes (chicken will finish cooking in the oven.
Add butter to pan then add the garlic until fragrant (about 20-30 seconds). Squeeze juice from lemon over chicken, then sprinkle thyme (2-3 sprigs) over chicken.Place another a few sprigs around the chicken.
Transfer your skillet to the oven and allow to cook for about 25-30 minutes (until completely cooked through). On a cookie sheet toss asparagus in olive oil, 21 Salute seasoning or salt & pepper, put the asparagus in the oven during the last 15 minutes of the chicken cooking.
Remove chicken from oven and garnish with lemon slices.
Remove asparagus from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheeses.
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