Crispy Garlic Chicken with Asparagus

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Crispy Garlic Chicken with Asparagus is an easy 30 minute meal with crispy breaded chicken and crisp and tender asparagus. This is a family favorite meal!

We love asparagus in our family. Be sure to try these other techniques to cook asparagus as your side. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus, or Parmesan Herb Asparagus Fries.

Crispy Garlic Chicken with Asparagus in a skillet with sliced lemon.

Crispy Garlic Chicken with Asparagus

I am officially a dance mom. My little girl had her dance recital last week and I had to learn the ins and outs of what is required at a dance recital. I made the mistake of not putting any makeup on her for her pictures and quickly learned that they need full-on makeup for their performances. It is sure crazy putting on makeup for your three-year-old, but she sure looked cute. I think three-year-olds are so funny to watch perform. They just follow along and make up their own thing and look so cute while doing it. We had so much fun watching her and hopefully, I won’t be too crazy in my new role as a dance mom! ha!

We had this crispy garlic chicken right before her performance and it is a family favorite meal. I love it because it is ready in just 30 minutes and a meal that my entire family loves.

Crispy Garlic Chicken in a skillet.

How do you make fried chicken in a pan?

You need a good breading that will stick to the chicken as you fry it in the pan. Dip the chicken in the butter, then the breadcrumb mixture, and place it in a skillet with two tablespoons of melted butter. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes until it is crispy and brown. Do not flip the chicken too soon so that the outside can get crispy before turning.

How do I cook fresh asparagus on the stove?

Once the chicken is done, set aside on a plate. Add 2 tablespoons of butter back to the pan and add asparagus. Cook for about 10 minutes turning the asparagus until it is tender.

Crispy Garlic Chicken with Asparagus with slices of lemon.

I can count on this meal to be a huge hit every time I make it. We love the buttery crispy coating on the chicken and the tender asparagus. This makes a great meal in one with the chicken and the veggies. And we love to serve it with some rice and a crusty bagette.

I know that your family will love this meal just as much as we do!

One piece of crispy garlic chicken with asparagus and sliced lemon on a white plate.

Crispy Garlic Chicken with Asparagus

5 from 8 votes
Crispy Garlic Chicken with Asparagus is an easy 30 minute meal with crispy breaded chicken and crisp and tender asparagus. This is a family favorite meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 Chicken Breasts sliced in half, or 4 thin chicken breasts
  • 8 Tablespoons butter divided
  • ½ cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • ½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 bunch of asparagus sliced into thirds
  • 2 garlic cloves minced


  • In a large skillet over medium heat melt 2 Tablespoons butter. To make the chicken: Melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and flour. Dip the chicken in the butter and then coat in the bread crumb mixture and place in skillet.
  • Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes until the outside is crispy and the chicken is cooked throughout. Set aside on plate.
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of butter back to the skillet and saute the minced garlic for a minute. Add the asparagus to the skillet and saute until tender. Salt and pepper to taste and add some 1 Tablespoon parmesan. Add the chicken back to the skillet and heat for a minute or so. Serve immediately.



Serves: 4

Calories420kcal (21%)Carbohydrates17g (6%)Protein27g (54%)Fat27g (42%)Saturated Fat15g (75%)Cholesterol133mg (44%)Sodium532mg (22%)Potassium462mg (13%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A765IU (15%)Vitamin C2.2mg (3%)Calcium42mg (4%)Iron1.5mg (8%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    NOTE: You can also do this entire recipe in an Air-fryer! YUP!

    Same ingredients, just figure your temp and time around 400 for 5 mins on each side for the breaded chicken breasts and for the asparagus about 3 mins at 400 on each side. Should be perfect and tender. A lot quicker and a lot less electricity than firing up the stove and oven or whatever.

    1. It’s already heart healthy. You’ve got the chicken which is lightly breaded and you’re using garlic which is good for your heart and asparagus which is extremely healthy with all sorts of vitamins and minerals plus the butter which helps the body absorb nutrients. If you have an air-fryer you can do this all in that – see my post below.

  2. 5 stars
    This chicken is one of my new all time favorite recipes. I make it all the time for all different recipes. Most recently I made this chicken for chicken parmesan and it was a great touch! I wish it did not use so much butter but I bet that is what makes it taste so good!

  3. Hi, I have shared many of your recipes as you are a terrific cook. You don’t cook with exotic food a and seasoning but with good old home style foods. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you! I am so glad that you found some recipes that you like. Thank you for the shares and following along with me! XOXO

  4. Being a dance mom is so fun. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it! And this meal looks so yummy I could almost lick my computer screen. I need some of that chicken in my life! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe looks fantastic. I just got a new Air Fryer and am going to try it in that. I love asparagus but usually do them in 5 minutes in my pressure cooker and they come out perfect.

    Thanks for posting this recipe.

  6. The crispy chicken looked amazing but I wioul like to find a way to prepare it without all the butter.

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