Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Chicken with Asparagus

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This Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Chicken with Asparagus makes a super easy meal and it’s delicious. All you have to do is throw every thing on the pan, add garlic butter mix, and pop it in the oven! I would also highly suggest letting it cool before shoving in mouth, but I know it’s hard when you smell the garlic butter!

Dark Meat vs. White Meat

I personally prefer dark meat, so this recipe is using chicken thighs. If you’re not a huge fan of dark meat, you could also do this for chicken breast. Depending on the thickness of the chicken breast though, you may need to adjust the timing. Just make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving!

If you’re curious about the differences between the two, here’s an article all about it.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 bunches asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • (Optional) 1 tsp cajun seasoning – I used Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning

Directions

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Technically, this is optional, but it really helps with an easy clean up!

In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic, (optional) cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.

Place chicken thighs in the center of the baking sheet, and then arrange asparagus around it. Make sure that everything is in a single layer and not overlapping for even cooking.

Brush the butter mixture all over the chicken and asparagus.

Pop it in the oven for about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

Remove from heat and serve!

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Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Chicken with Asparagus

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Chicken with Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • (Optional) 1 tsp cajun seasoning – I used Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Technically, this is optional, but it really helps with an easy clean up!
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic, (optional) cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.
    3. Place chicken thighs in the center of the baking sheet, and then arrange asparagus around it. Make sure that everything is in a single layer and not overlapping for even cooking.
    4. Brush the butter mixture all over the chicken and asparagus.
    5. Pop it in the oven for about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.
    6. Remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 2438mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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