Fresh early-spring asparagus and a hint of lemon dress up this tasty chicken main dish shared by ReBecca Vandiver of Bethany, Oklahoma. TIP: To round out the meal, ReBecca serves with a fresh salad and toasted garlic bread.
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium carrot, shredded
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest, optional
In a large saucepan, combine the water, asparagus, rice mix with contents of seasoning packet and 2 tablespoons butter. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute chicken and salt in remaining butter until chicken is no longer pink. Add the carrot, lemon juice, garlic and lemon zest if desired; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until carrot is crisp-tender. Stir into rice mixture.