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!).
Trim the ends of your asparagus, toss this all together and you will have such a simple to prepare, delicious dinner with little work and lots of crisp light flavors!
Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken with Asparagus
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1 pound asparagus trimmed
- ½ teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ 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