Chicken with Sauteed Asparagus and Lemons #SundaySupper

Apr 7, 2013 by

Keeping the food budget under control is an important aspect of running a home. I learned this from experience. While trying to cut food costs, creativity is a must. I try not to go too wild at the grocery store but, as a food blogger I see so many possibilities whenever I go shopping! But no matter what, I try to make my meals healthy and attractive – especially the budget friendly meals!

Today’s theme for #SundaySupper is budget friendly meals. Such awesome inspiration! Our hosts today are Lane from Supper For A Steal and Pam from Blueberries And Blessings. Please be sure to check the recipe’s from the links below.

Over the past few weeks, I have been making a few changes to my diet. Kindly pardon my lack of posts recently. All will fall into place soon. I will show you some of what I have been making very soon. Today’s recipe is a refreshing spring dish. I deviated from my original idea which was lemon chicken (didn’t turn our the way I hoped)…and ended up with this recipe. Panko crusted chicken breasts with Sauteed Asparagus with Lemon Slices and Capers.


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Chicken with Sauteed Asparagus and Lemons #SundaySupper


  • 5 Chicken Breast Cutlets (or 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 bunch Asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Cloves garlic, Sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Capers, rinsed
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Brush both sides of each piece of chicken with mustard, then sprinkle with salt and pepper
  2. Coat each piece with the breadcrumbs
  3. In a large skillet, heat grapeseed oil over medium high heat
  4. Brown garlic in the oil. Discard garlic.
  5. In batches, brown each piece of chicken on both sides until nicely browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside
  6. Slice the lemon in half. Cut one half into slices.
  7. In a large skillet, add a tablespoon of oil and bring to a medium heat.
  8. Gently sautee the asparagus for about 6 minutes. Add the capers and the lemon slices. Add the juice of the other half of the lemon.
  9. Sautee for about 3 minutes more
  10. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (to taste)
  11. Plate and serve


This recipe is easy, healthy and affordable. Could anyone resist spring asparagus? Bright lemons? Not me. It also fits well into the changes I’m making to my diet. I will be reducing my processed carbohydrate intake for the next few months. So this means more fresh ingredients in my kitchen, as it should be.

I really do like to cook my chicken in oil fragrant with garlic. It gives such wonderful flavour.


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Such an easy and affordable spring recipe. Do you have great, tasty, healthy budget recipes? Please tell me about them in the comments below.


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Chicken & Sauteed Asparagus with Lemon and Capers


Here are the amazing budget friendly recipes from the #SundaySupper team.

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  1. That is just stunning, Lyn! A feast for eyes and mouth! I love absolutely everything about this meal. Fresh asparagus and bright lemons and crunchy chicken. And the capers! Swooning!
    Stacy recently posted..Tarka Dal or Curry Lentils for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. A gorgeous meal Lyn! The color is so vibrant and would make anyone want to dive right in.
    Renee recently posted..Southern-style Black-eyed Peas for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Wow I want this for dinner like yesterday. I love everything you used here!
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal recently posted..From the Pantry Peanut Noodles for Budget #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. Oh yes! This is my kinda chicken!
    Jen @JuanitasCocina recently posted..Pasta Puttanesca ~ Budget #SundaySupper!My Profile

  5. I love it! So simple and beautiful!!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Frappe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. What a beautiful, budget friendly and healthy recipe! Can’t wait to see what you have coming!
    Family Foodie recently posted..Portuguese Rice Pudding | Arroz Doce #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. Bea

    This dish has everything I love!!! Yum – fantastic presentation, and budget friendly. Wow!!!
    Bea recently posted..Lentil Soup {Linsensuppe} for #SundaySupper & upcoming Food & Wine ConferenceMy Profile

  8. Gorgeous…and very affordable! Our Sprouts has boneless chicken on sale for $1.99/lb once a month, so I always buy 2-3 lbs. and stock up when it does. I think this would be a huge hit at my home!
    Wend (The Weekend Gourmet) recently posted..#SundaySupper Budget Meals…Featuring Four-Cheese Risotto with Turkey Italian SausageMy Profile

  9. Diana @GourmetDrizzles

    OK, so I LOVE these photos. And even more so, I adore this recipe as it sounds like the foods and flavors that I love to eat every day. I know I say this just about every time I comment… but just lovely (you chose your blog name well!!! 😉

  10. What a colorful dish! Makes me hungry just looking at it!

  11. We had something similar tonight! Used carrots and brocc with asparagus too
    Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) recently posted..Sweet n’ Spicy Baked Beans for a Budget #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. The colours of this dish are amazing.
    Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite recently posted..English Baked Beans #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. Liz

    Such a gorgeous dish, Lyn…and I know it’s mighty tasty, too!
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  14. What a fresh and beautiful dish!
    Conni @FoodieArmyWife recently posted..Kadun Pika for a Budget-Friendly #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. This dish totally jumps off my computer screen – the colours are so fresh and vibrant! That is one gorgeous, healthy, tasty plate of food there, Lyn. Your photos are beautiful. I wish I could sink my teeth into a piece of that perfectly crusted chicken – yum!
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked recently posted..Cyber-bullying (and can’t-we-all-just-get-along cookies)My Profile

  16. Beautiful chicken dish! I love this recipe!
    Megan recently posted..Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas for Budget #SundaySupperMy Profile


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