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4.63 from 8 votes

Garlic Chicken Skillet Recipe

This is a one-skillet supper everyone will love! Big and meaty chicken thighs, fresh asparagus, and plenty of garlic make this Garlic Chicken Skillet meal a dinner winner!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: chicken, main dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, chicken, easy dinner, one pot meals, skillet meal
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 lb asparagus trimmed and washed
  • 1/2 red bell pepper seeds removed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • 1. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels the chicken thighs. Season them on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • 2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken on both sides, starting skin side down, for 3-4 minutes per side.
  • 3. With the chicken skin side up, scootch it out of the way and add the garlic. Sautee the garlic for a minute more or until it is aromatic.
  • 4. Add the asparagus and red bell pepper, and pop the skillet into a pre-heated 375-F oven for 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F.
  • 5. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1thigh and | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg