It takes less than 30 minutes and just one pan to make this healthy creamy lemon garlic chicken with asparagus. It’s perfect for busy weeknights and is super flavorful and just 7g net carbs! The chicken and freshly cooked asparagus are surrounded with delicious lemon garlic cream sauce that’s absolutely incredible.

I’m a huge fan of chicken dishes because everyone tends to devour them. Plus, chicken is so easy to cook and tastes wonderful with all sorts of ingredients. I especially can’t get enough of this creamy garlic chicken because it’s a complete meal and you only need one pan. You could serve it with a salad or eat it by itself, and either way and you will feel fulfilled.

Once you taste this creamy lemon garlic parmesan chicken, you are going to want to keep this in your regular rotation. It even works well if you want to meal prep and have a simple lunch idea. Try it for yourself, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hooked in no time.


  • Chicken Breasts: I love using boneless chicken breasts for this recipe because they are juicy, and the texture is great. If you want, you could also use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead.
  • Asparagus: You get so many nutrients from adding asparagus, and you don’t have to dirty a second dish. Win-win!
  • Heavy Cream: As you can imagine, the creamy sauce is so rich and amazing due to the heavy cream. It makes it taste like it was made in a restaurant instead of at home!
  • Italian Seasoning: You just need a couple of teaspoons of Italian seasoning, and it enhances this already tasty dish.
  • Salt & Pepper: Just use as much salt and pepper as you prefer.
  • Olive Oil: I love cooking with olive oil when making chicken recipes. You can choose to go with another oil if you’d rather.
  • Butter: Typically, I reach for unsalted butter and add in my own salt. It’s okay to use salted butter if that is all you have, but you probably won’t need to add much salt to the chicken.
  • Onion: Minced onion adds flavor and depth to the garlic chicken. Yum!
  • Garlic: Mince up anywhere from 3 or 4 garlic cloves. It tastes incredible!
  • Lemon: The lemon adds a fresh and zesty flavor to the cream sauce and compliments the garlic and cream very well. It’s actually optional but highly recommend!
  • Parmesan Cheese: It’s completely optional to add parmesan. I rarely make it without because it just gives it that extra flavor boost.


When you sink your teeth into this juicy, tender chicken, you won’t believe you can whip it up in less than 30 minutes, but it’s true! Begin by seasoning the chicken and cooking it until it’s done.

Take the cooked chicken out of the pan and set it aside and begin cooking the asparagus and onions in melted butter. Once they are tender add in the heavy cream, Lemon Juice, cheese, and salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together and place the chicken back into the skillet. Simmer until the sauce is thick and add any extra salt and pepper you want. Serve hot and enjoy!


Yes, you can easily make this as a meal prep option. Simply put one piece of chicken and divide the asparagus and sauce evenly in an airtight food container. The creamy chicken will last 3-4 days in the fridge.

To reheat, place the chicken and asparagus on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a paper towel. Warm it up for a few minutes until it’s hot all the way through. If you have access to a stove when you’re reheating, you can also warm it in a skillet on medium heat. No matter which method you choose, just warm it until it’s hot, so the chicken doesn’t dry out.

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Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken with Asparagus (30 Minutes!)

It takes less than 30 minutes and just one pan to make this healthy creamy lemon chicken with asparagus. It's perfect for busy weeknights and is super flavorful and just 7g net carbs! The chicken and freshly cooked asparagus are surrounded with delicious lemon garlic cream sauce that's absolutely incredible.
Prep5 minutes
Cook25 minutes
Total25 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • Season chicken with Italian seasoning, crushed chili pepper, salt & pepper. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter onion, and asparagus to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until just tender. Add the garlic and cook for just under a minute.
  • Add heavy cream, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese; stir to combine. Return chicken to the pan and simmer 3-4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Taste and adjust salt & pepper if needed. If the sauce is too thick, add 1/4 cup water, chicken stock or broth.



Serving: 1serving (1/4th the dish), Calories: 607kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 55g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 245mg, Sodium: 546mg, Potassium: 1184mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 2040IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 176mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, healthy, keto
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  1. Delicous. Great recipe. Easy to follow and make in one fluid motion. I would 100% be making this again.

  2. This recipe is easy and DELICIOUS!!! The only modifications I made were, I didn’t have heavy cream, so I melted 1/4 cup of butter and added 3/4 cup of milk to make “heavy cream”. I also had a blend of grated parmesan, romano and asiago cheese that used. I may have added way more cheese than called for, but I’m a huge cheese-aholic! This recipe is a keeper. 🙂

  3. Absolutely a 5 stars recipe!!! Did not edit the recipe at all. My family loved it! Served with mashed potatoes, and it was a hit. They all want to try it again with pasta. Thank you for sharing!!! 😊

    1. Thanks for the 5-star review, I’m your family enjoyed the dish, Melissa <3

  4. Made this for me and my boyfriend tonight we both loved it soo much i used extra garlic,added some lemon pepper seasoning and alot of lemons i will definitely be making this again !

  5. Omg this recipe is super easy & delicious!! First time making it and I’m surprised how good it was. It really didn’t take me long to make this meal! Served it with rice and it was so good! My boyfriend even loved it. He said that I need to make this recipe more often! My chicken breast was a little big so it took longer to cook, definitely will cut them into small pieces next time. I also added garlic powder and extra Parmesan cheese. Highly recommend this recipe!

  6. Made it today and we loved it! I added a few slices of proscuitto in with the onions and it was AMAZING!! My husband and I both loved it!

  7. I made this recipe tonight because the rest of my family wanted Italian food. I made them a pan of lasagna but I needed a low carb dish for myself. Everyone loved the chicken and they were eating MY chicken instead of the lasagna! Great recipe! Wouldn’t change a thing.

  8. Wow. Just wow. So good! I hate when people in reviews say they love a recipe but then make a bunch of changes to the original recipe. I always make the original recipe then make changes. But this? No changes to make. So good. Thank you!

  9. Oh my gosh! So easy to prepare and absolutely delicious! I, too, cut my chicken into chunks but put the raw meat in a ziplock bag with all those good seasonings and olive oil and made sure it was all coated well before cooking. This is the best recipe I’ve ever made from off the internet and will be making it again!

  10. Can you use Greek yoghurt instead of double cream?

  11. Delicious, I will most definitely be making this again. The recipe was very clear and easy to follow and the finished meal looked just like the photos!

  12. I just made this dish and it is absolutely delicious. Very easy to make and did not take long at all.

    Only thing I did different is I cut the chicken into chunks instead of leaving them whole.

  13. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I served it over pasta and my entire family loved it. The crushed red pepper gave a little bit of heat which was complimented by the flavor of lemon. We’ll definitely be making this again.

    1. So glad you and your family enjoyed the dish, Annella! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  14. This is excellent, Love your recipes so much.

    1. That means a lot to me, Irene! thanks for stopping by <3

  15. Could you substitute the heavy cream with almond milk?

    1. No. Then it would be Milky Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

        1. Yes, it should work but won’t be as creamy! Be sure to lower the heat when adding it to avoid curdling.

          1. Omg i wish i knew… mine curdled 🙁 but still tasted delish

            1. not enough fat in your cream, or too hot, did it boil? Add more fat, turn down the heat and whisk like mad and it can come back together.

            2. Made this for dinner, except I didn’t have heavy cream, only had lactose free milk 2%. It came out delicious, used extra butter and really had to keep stirring it, plus needed a little corn starch to thicken. In other words, I made it work. This recipe was delicious, my honey likes asparagus and I don’t eat it ….till this recipe.
              Thank you for this delicious recipe and I look forward to trying more. Peace and love to you.

          2. This was very quick and tasty. I do not like limp asparagus, so my fault I followed the recipe and overcooked it. Mine did not thicken as I would have like either. Very good and with a couple of personal taste tweaks I am sure it will be perfect! Thanks for the recipe.

    2. The texture would be off because almond milk is much lighter. I’d suggest maybe trying coconut cream.

      1. if i don’t have heavy cream, could i use cream cheese? mixed with a little milk?

        1. Yes, the cream cheese should work just be sure to whisk it well in order to break up the clumps!