If you look at Pinterest much you’ve probably noticed that one pot meals are all the rage. And since I like to keep the dirty dishes to a minimum this is a trend that I can so get on board with. I love the idea of everything coming together all at once and just walking in the door or even just into the kitchen to a dinner that is waiting on me. Since a lot of the meals include some kind of pasta or rice I decided that for this go-around I would try something different and go more in the direction of low-carb. So here is my version of a one-pot meal in the slow cooker… a simple Lemon Pepper Chicken with Asparagus!
I usually only make asparagus by grilling or roasting and I was a bit afraid of what putting it in the slow cooker might do! But you know what, it turned out great! Especially considering the fact that I didn’t have to do anything else to get it ready once my main dish was done!
I love veggies that are simply seasoned with a little salt, pepper and lemon. So I went for the same effect with the chicken and together they were a perfect little delicious pair! A nice and light dinner for those days when you want something healthy.
I used chicken thighs in this recipe (boneless, skinless) which I highly recommend. They have such great flavor and never seem to dry out. If you used chicken breasts they may come out a little dry since we are not adding any extra liquid for fear of making the asparagus soggy (yuck!).
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1 pound asparagus trimmed
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- Place chicken in crock
- Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Sprinkle with thyme and half of the salt
- Slice lemon and place over chicken
- Top with asparagus
- Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Sprinkle with remaining salt and lemon pepper seasoning
I made this in my 5 quart slow cooker on low for 6 hours