Elevate your dinner table with a delicious recipe featuring the finest local ingredients from Lowan Park Produce and Dogan Farm: tender chicken and fresh asparagus.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 bunch of fresh asparagus spears
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, sliced
1 teaspoon dried thyme (or fresh if available)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for garnish)
Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, and dried thyme. Set aside.
Prepare the Asparagus: Trim the tough ends of the asparagus spears. You can do this by snapping them near the base; they’ll naturally break where the tender part begins. Place the asparagus in a bowl.
Combine Ingredients: In a separate bowl, combine minced garlic and olive oil. Drizzle this mixture over the asparagus and toss to coat evenly.
Assemble the Dish: Take a baking dish and arrange the seasoned chicken breasts in a single layer. Place lemon slices on top of the chicken.
Add Asparagus: Arrange the garlic-coated asparagus spears around the chicken in the baking dish. Drizzle any remaining olive oil mixture over the asparagus.
Bake: Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (with an internal temperature of 165°F or 74°C) and the asparagus is tender.
Serve: Once done, remove the foil, and if desired, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the chicken and asparagus. Return the dish to the oven, uncovered, for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
Plate and Enjoy: Plate your delicious chicken and asparagus creation. Garnish with fresh thyme or additional lemon slices for extra flair. Serve hot, and savor the delightful combination of flavors.
This Chicken and Asparagus Delight celebrates the freshness of local produce from Lowan Park Produce and Dogan Farm. Enjoy a farm-to-table experience right in your own home! 🍽️🌱🐔”