Simple Chicken Thighs with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes…A one pot meal!

This was honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Maybe because it was comforting on a cold rainy day. Maybe it was because I cooked it all in one pot and barely had any dishes to do. Maybe because simple food really is the best food. Whatever the reason, I will be making this meal again and again. This was a simple, no fuss, no muss, delicious meal! I love that.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a large OVEN PROOF Dutch oven over medium high heat. Remove any excess fat from the thighs then season both sides with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Place the chicken, skin side down, in the hot pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown. Carefully, tilt the pan and remove all the oil (this will make the dish healthier and also will prevent the veggies and chicken from being greasy). Once all the oil is gone from the pan, flip the chicken over and move over to one side of the pan. Add the asparagus and grape tomatoes to the other side of the pan then season lightly with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the oven and cook for 25 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through.

Remove the pan from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Simple Chicken Thighs with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes - A one pot meal

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil
4 chicken thighs
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
15-20 asparagus spears, wooden ends removed
1 1/2 cups of grape tomatoes

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a large OVEN PROOF Dutch oven over medium high heat. Remove any excess fat from the thighs then season both sides with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Place the chicken, skin side down, in the hot pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown. Carefully, tilt the pan and remove all the oil (this will make the dish healthier and also will prevent the veggies and chicken from being greasy). Once all the oil is gone from the pan, flip the chicken over and move over to one side of the pan. Add the asparagus and grape tomatoes to the other side of the pan then season lightly with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the oven and cook for 25 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through.

Remove the pan from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

BUTTERBALL COUPON GIVEAWAY:

The generous people at Butterball have offered two $20.00 checks, one each for two of my lucky readers, to help with purchasing your turkey and items to complete your holiday meal. The Butterball site is full of delicious recipes to help with your Thanksgiving meal. Be sure to checkout their Facebook page for ideas too. All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post.

The giveaway is open until Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. This giveaway is open to USA residents only. Be sure to include an e-mail address with your comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Sunday night. I will email the winners and if the winners do not respond within 48 hours, new winners will be chosen.

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96 Responses to “Simple Chicken Thighs with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes…A one pot meal!”

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    Marjorie Duncan — November 7, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    Love chicken thighs. Thanks for the recipe!!!!!!

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    Marjorie Duncan — November 7, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    Chicken thighs are my favorite part of the chicken. Thank you for the recipe.

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    samuel fred — November 7, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    I could use this!

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    carol van Dorn — November 7, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    Have some chicken thighs in the freezer so this will be dinner tomorrow. How simple!

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    Dana — November 7, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    Love this simple recipe and what a great giveaway!

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    Rachel — November 7, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    Looks like a perfect healthy weeknight dinner!

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    Liz — November 7, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    Looks delish!

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    Ann — November 7, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

    Great weeknight recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Emily — November 7, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    I can’t wait until Thanksgiving!

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    Sheila — November 8, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    thanksgiving is the best!!!!!

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    Joan — November 8, 2013 @ 12:45 am

    Thanksgiving spent with family – can’t wait!

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    Lori — November 8, 2013 @ 3:43 am

    It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a Butterball turkey at our house! Can’t wait.

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    Jenn — November 8, 2013 @ 4:22 am

    Great simple recipe.. I just love one pot/pan meals… especially on busy week nights!! Thanks for hosting another great giveaway too!!

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    Laura — November 8, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    Butterball is the way to go :) Just like all your recipes!

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    Libby — November 8, 2013 @ 4:54 am

    Love thighs , love easy a win win

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    Patricia — November 8, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    This looks so simple and delicious!! A win-win combination for me!!

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    Kat — November 8, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    Love one pot meals. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Becky — November 8, 2013 @ 5:50 am

    We love simple chicken recipes. Thanks for a new one.

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    Megan — November 8, 2013 @ 5:57 am

    One dish meals are the best! I’m looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my parents and brother.

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    Janice E — November 8, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    One pot meal!! We will be having this over the weekend…it looks so good! Also, thanks for the chance to win.

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    bellini — November 8, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    We appreciate one pot meals for many reasons Pam.

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    Mami2jcn — November 8, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Susan Allums — November 8, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    looks yummy! Please enter my name for a chance to win!

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    April was in CT now CA — November 8, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    The chicken looks SO GOOD, I love asparagus! What a great giveaway, we could really use it.

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    Tim Allen — November 8, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Thanks! I always love your recipes. I have your Hawaiin Chicken Thighs recipe saved in my favorites folder:)
    allenw8s@gmail.com

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    Martha — November 8, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    Looks like a deliciously simple and rustic kind of meal. You always have awesome recipes! =)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — November 8, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    We love Butterball, always a Thanksgiving favorite here to lug that turkey home! These thighs look delicious!

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    Justine B. — November 8, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    I love your recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Carla Lorton — November 8, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    want this so I can buy a turkey

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    melissa f — November 8, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    Looks yummy and easy!

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    Veronica — November 8, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    I could just eat the asparagus and tomatoes!

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    Amy — November 8, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    Our family loves Butterball :) We don’t just wait for Thanksgiving to cook up a yummy turkey! We’d love the coupon!

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    May — November 8, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    Two of my favorite things….chicken & turkey!

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    Katie Rose — November 8, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! I’m getting twitchy already looking forward to such an awesome meal and the company of my family and friends :-)

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    Linda S. — November 8, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    This recipe looks really good! Love Butterball turkeys too!

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    Donna — November 8, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. Love turkey!

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    Sarah Beer — November 8, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    I’m with Katie Rose above, I’m already twitching to make my Thanksgiving dinner! Then, Christmas… My favorite time of year :)

    Ps. That chicken looks yummy!

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    Terry Covington — November 8, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    I read your blog regularly, even though I don’t think I’ve commented before. I really enjoy your recipes and how tasty, creative, and practical they are. Thank you!

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    Diane — November 8, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    This chicken looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!
    Would love the Butterball coupon too!!

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    rachel — November 8, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    Gotta admit that dessert (hello, pies!) are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. :)

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    Judi D — November 8, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Thanks Butterball

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    livivua — November 8, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    i love the way that turkey is displayed.

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    Mindy — November 8, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Found you through facebook and LOVE your blog. I’ve made many of your recipes and you are now one of my favorite places to check before I make up my weekly menus! Thanks so much!

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    rosita — November 8, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    El pollo se ve tan tentador con tomates asados y me encanta los espárragos verdes,abrazos.

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    linda — November 8, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    A turkey coupon would be fantastic. Hosting my first thanksgiving this year and I’m super excited but nervous too!

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    Wanda Dawson — November 8, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    This looks and sounds very good will be trying it,a coupon would be great

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    Kari L. — November 8, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    So excited for Turkey Day!

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    Debbie — November 8, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    Hi Pam, this dish looks so good. When I tried to save it to ziplist, it save greek style chicken thighs with feta cheese. I’m going to try this.

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    Noel — November 8, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Great giveaway and a great recipe. Thank you!

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    Leslie — November 8, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    Great recipe! Looking forward to finger licking good Turkey this thanksgiving! Love Butterball!

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    sara haaf — November 8, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Awesome. We are making a grilled turkey this year and tonight picked up a butterball for the test run, it’d be great to pick up the one for the big day for free! (littlesillysally@gmail.com)

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    Janet T — November 8, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    Yum, I love simple tasty recipes like this. I look forward to turkey leftovers. The day after Thanksgiving I search my recipes for turkey soup, turkey sandwiches and turkey casseroles.

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    Amy S — November 8, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    I love one pot meals and this looks great!

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    Erika — November 8, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    Omg this recipe looks good. And this giveaway is awesome.

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    Cathy — November 8, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    How fun! Thank you.

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    Joanne — November 8, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    A simple, one-pot meal that’s so full of veggies definitely sounds good to me!

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    ewhatley — November 8, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Butterball is always on our table at Thanksgiving.

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    Debra Gallaway — November 8, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

    This sounds great! I love chicken thighs and asparagus, and this is an easy way to get a whole meal going at once! Great giveaway too!

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    Vera Michael — November 8, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    Butterball Turkeys are the best….a brand name you can trust and my family can tell the difference..if for some reason …there is not Butterball Turkey on the table. Love to do a Citrus Herb Seasoning for my Butterball. Great giveaway. Thank you..I hope I win.

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    Angela S — November 8, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    Yay for Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday!!!

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    julianna — November 8, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Love your website!

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    Christine — November 8, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    Can’t wait for Thanksgiving! Just love this holiday. Enjoy!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — November 9, 2013 @ 12:38 am

    The chicken thighs look mouthwatering, Pam.

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    Margaret R — November 9, 2013 @ 4:13 am

    This looks yummy. I just happen to have some thighs in my freezer. I might give this a try for Sunday dinner. Thanks.

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    Danielle T — November 9, 2013 @ 4:40 am

    butter ball makes awesome turkeys! what an awesome giveaway

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    Krista — November 9, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    What a delicious easy meal. Great recipe, Pam. Thanks!

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    Liz! — November 9, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    Oh yum! That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe

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    Terri Kinsey — November 9, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    Looks delicious and I love one pot meals. Thanks.

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    Jill Hartley — November 9, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    This would be such a great treat! We are staying home ourselves for this thanksgiving since I’m pregnant with our first child! Would make things much easier!!!

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    Kim in MD — November 9, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Yum- It’s true that sometimes the simplest meals are the best!

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    Karen — November 9, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    I love cooking with chicken thighs. They taste so much better than breasts.

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    mary jane s. — November 9, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Your recipe sounds and looks yummy, much prefer chicken thighs to breasts..Pick me I will donate to salvation army so a family can have some food..We have Hanukkah that evening, going to a movie (thor) and the turkey I will buy will also be filled the box with all the fixins so whomever is the recipient has food for the whole week.Love Love your blog, from mary jane s. from momanddad00@clear.net

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    susan — November 9, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    A great recipe for cooking in our RV-one pot meals are always good.

    A Butterball turkey graces out table every Thanksgiving- thanks for the opportunity to add to it!

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    Terri S — November 9, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Chicken thighs are my favorite part of the bird…the meal above looks so yummy!!

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    Brooke — November 9, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Looks yummy! I love cooking with chicken thighs. :)

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    Sue K — November 9, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    Looks like a great recipe! I’d love to win the coupon!

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    Carolyn G — November 9, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    I am bookmarking this recipe because it looks good! Thanks

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    Diana H — November 9, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    Would love to win! Love your recipes!

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    jeri — November 9, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    We eat a lot of chicken thighs. They are flavorful and still affordable

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    Elizabeth — November 10, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    I can’t wait! This looks so yummy!

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    Larry — November 10, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    Looks like a delicious and healthy meal Jenn – even the asparagus looks fresh. I like the one pot part.

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    Chris — November 10, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    Sometimes simple is better, especially when executed flawlessly.

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    Shauna — November 10, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    This looks like another one of your wonderful recipes!! Thanks to you and Butterball for the chance to win!

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    Gail — November 10, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    Thanks for the giveaway

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    Jessica W — November 10, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    I have never tried roasted tomatoes, but love roasted asparagus. I will have to give that at try since I like roasted tomatoes on pizza.

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    Carla — November 10, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    So simple. So lovely. Thanks!

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    Caroline Taylor — November 10, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    This sounds great, lovely idea for chicken thighs.

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    Chelai B. — November 10, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    I love that coupon and I love your site, too.

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    Denise — November 10, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Great recipe – chicken thighs are the best.

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    Terry @ Culinary Collage — November 10, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I’d love to win a turkey. I love your blog and refer to it often. I’m making a roast chicken today with your roasted sweet potato recipe. I’ve made that recipe numerous times over the years and I’m so pleased with that wonderful roasted flavor and not all the goo of other sweet potato recipes.

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    The Café Sucre Farine — November 10, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    Love that you make this all in one pan. Looks wonderful!

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    MrsRuh — November 10, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    Love you’re recipes, the blog, and your give-a-ways! Hope I win!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — November 10, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

    This looks perfectly delicious. Perfect for any day of the week or weekend.

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    Mary — November 12, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    I love simple pan chicken like this, Pam. I’ve never added the veggies to the skillet though. I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks!

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    Julie Thomas — November 12, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    I made this last night. It was so simple and amazingly delicious. The roasted asparagus was perfect. I added just a little smoked paprika to the chicken. This will be a go to recipe.

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