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Creamy lemon chicken and asparagus a low carb, keto friendly meal that is delicious!
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5 from 7 votes

Creamy Lemon Chicken + Asparagus

creamy lemon chicken and asparagus is a skillet chicken with a creamy pan sauce that offers the saltiness of parmesan, the tanginess of lemon, and a whole lot of creaminess. Served with asparagus, this is a complete one-pot meal. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, keto, low carb
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound asparagus stalks trimmed
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 whole lemon juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • 1 lemon sliced
  • ¼ cup Parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup parmesan freshly grated parmesan


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl combine salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika, and onion powder
  • Generously Season chicken with spice mixture, then add to the skillet
  • Cook chicken for about 6 minutes per side, until a golden crust forms, and chicken is nearly cooked through.
  • Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • Add asparagus and onions to skillet; cook for 3-4 minutes, or until just tender depending on thickness of asparagus.
  • Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Deglaze pan with chicken stock and lemon juice, scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon.
  • Add garlic, half and half, and parmesan and bring to a boil, add chicken back into the pan, and lower heat to a simmer.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until chicken reaches internal temp of 165 degrees.
  • Remove skillet from heat. Add asparagus and onions back into the pan, coating with sauce.
  • Serve chicken breasts topped with lemon slices and garnished with fresh parsley and parmesan.


Adapted from: https://diethood.com/creamy-lemon-chicken/


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 839mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2370IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 3.9mg