Garlic Butter Chicken Asparagus Skillet

Garlic Butter Chicken and Asparagus Skillet A quick and easy one skillet dinner made with sautéed chicken and asparagus tossed in garlic butter. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic butter chicken asparagus skillet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Modern Honey -


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. Chicken Breast (cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 lb. Asparagus (cut the end off)
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (optional)


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter to pan and then garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Watch carefully as garlic can easily burn and turn bitter. 

  2. Season chicken breast with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Add to skillet and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until it starts to become a golden color. Once it is cooked add chicken broth and using a wooden spoon, stir all of the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Let simmer for several minutes. 

  3. While the chicken is cooking, fill pot with water and bring to a boil. Once the water reaches a boil, add asparagus and cook for 2 minutes. 

  4. Move the chicken to one half of the skillet. Add the asparagus to the other half of the skillet. Saute the asparagus for 2-3 minutes or until desired doneness. If you prefer the asparagus to be more cooked, then increase the cooking time. 

  5. Sprinkle lemon juice all over the chicken and asparagus. Check for seasoning and add more salt, if needed. Sprinkle on red pepper flakes, if using. Pour garlic butter all over the chicken and asparagus and serve.