Thursday, September 22, 2011

Asparagus and Lemon Chicken with Rice

We LOVE chicken, AND asparagus!!!! What better way to pair chicken and asparagus than with some Rice, Peppers, and a lemon zest!!! Here is the recipe I cooked today for Asparagus and Lemon Chicken with Rice!

Here's what you will need:

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 boneless skinless chicken breast (1/2 inch cubes)
Salt and pepper
4 minced cloves of garlic
green bell pepper, de-seeded and diced
1/2 lb. asparagus cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon of lemon juice or 1 tsp. of lemon zest
1/2 cup water, white wine or chicken stock
3 cups cooked rice
First, cut up the bell pepper and de-seed and dice it. Next, either start some water to boil or steam the asparagus, or place it in a steamer microwave bag.

After you cut the chicken into pieces, add the oil to a large non-stick skillet over medium to high heat. Season the chicken pieces with the salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook the chicken until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.

Next, Stir in the garlic and bell pepper.

When the asparagus is steamed to where it is almost cooked, put it in with the chicken.

Cook the chicken with the asparagus for a minute then stir in the lemon zest or lemon juice. If you use the lemon zest, add 1/2 cup of water, white wine, or chicken stock and bring to a simmer.

Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes. Serve immediately over hot rice.


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