Asparagus and Lemon Chicken with Rice

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
15 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole boneless and skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup water, white wine or chicken stock
  • 3 cups cooked rice
Directions

In a large non-stick skillet heat the oil over medium high heat. Season the chicken pieces with the salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook the chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and red pepper. Add the asparagus and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the zest and 1/2 cup liquid and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Serve immediately over hot rice.


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