Garlic Butter Chicken Bites with Lemony Asparagus
Stacey Hawkins Optavia Recipe
This low carb, easy and super flavorful dish is So EASY to throw together! The tender, juicy chicken bites are so garlicky and delicious you'll want to lick the plate.
As a one pan chicken dinner done in less than 30 minutes, this recipe for chicken and asparagus (or substitute green beans if you prefer) will become a favorite in no time. If you're low carb and need more veggies, serve over cauliflower rice for the win! And if you have family who loves their carbs, serve it up with egg noodles or rice. However you make it, you're gonna LOVE IT! I promise.
2 Tablespoons butter, divided
28 ounces chicken breast cut into ¾” cubes
½ teaspoon Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning
½ C low sodium chicken broth
1 T Stacey Hawkins Lit Garlic Seasoning
18 ounces asparagus spears (weight after trimming)
pinch Stacey Hawkins Brightening Blend
fresh lemon for garnish if desired
Cut chicken into chunks and season with Dash of Desperation. Toss to coat.
If your asparagus is on the thin side, simply trim and set aside.
If your asparagus is thick: Trim asparagus & place in a microwave safe bowl with ½” of water in the bottom and a cover or plastic wrap on top. Microwave on high for 1 minute until bright green. Set aside.
Place ½ T of butter in a skillet & melt over medium high heat. Add chicken and sauté for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Remove & set on a plate to keep warm.
Add the broth and the Lit Garlic seasoning to the pan Bring to a simmer and allow the liquid to reduce by half. Add the remaining butter and let it melt. Add the asparagus to the pan, sprinkle with a pinch of Brightening Blend and let it cook for 2-3 minutes until crisp tender. Add the chicken back to the pan for a minute to let it reheat. Divide into 4 equal portions and serve hot. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Optavia Lean and Green Counts
1 Healthy Fat
Stacey Says: If you don't like asparagus, feel free to change it up with green beans, broccoli florets (small) zucchini or snap peas (if approved on your program.). If you're on Optavia, you'll need 1 more green with this dish. You can add more asparagus (2.4 ounces per person raw weight = 1 Green) serve over cauliflower rice or make a small green salad & enjoy!
Recipe counts below are for the recipe As-Is and without any extras.
- Serving Size
- 1/4 of this recipe
- per serving
- 5.9 grams
- 3 grams
- 39.6 grams
- 15.9 grams
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