Honey Lemon Chicken & Asparagus: The Recipe that Hooked me onto Pampered Chef

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I know I have shared a million times about how I have a little chef in the house! So when a friend threw a Pampered Chef Party on Facebook for a former mutual customer of ours and I saw their SUPER CUTE kid cooking sets, I thought “I know someone who would love this for Christmas!” Well, that someone was looking over my shoulder and flipped out! He was so excited for a kid’s cooking set, that we wound up ordering all 3… and they, of course, were opened way before Christmas. What can you do?

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Before we even had a chance to open anything, my wheels were turning. I mean, I knew the products were good from the rave reviews I’d heard over the years, we needed new kitchen stuff anyway (especially if I was featuring recipes on my blog), and if I was going to feature a product, it may as well be something I could get behind and offer to my readers! So, I signed up! 

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Luke and I went for a relatively easy recipe for our first dinner using the products, but one that would allow us to use multiple pieces! I also had several lemons that were on their last leg, so figured we had better make some kind of a lemon dish before they went to waste. Luckily it was delicious, and for sure one we will be making in the future. We were able to throw it together in a jiffy!

Honey Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

Getting Ready to Cook with Pampered Chef
The little chef was so excited to try our new Pampered Chef Kitchen items!

Oh my gosh, do you see the mess behind him, yall??? Seriously, this is NOT one of those blogs with the perfectly white, clean kitchen! Most of that is what we unboxed from the starter set and hadn’t put away!

I didn’t mention that I was in the throws of helping head up our PTA Carnival & Auction last week, so going to the grocery store was out of the question! Who has time for that when you’re trying to coordinate a $20,000 event?!?!? We used Prime Fresh to order all of our ingredients for the recipe the night before while I was watching “This is Us.” Prime Fresh is so convenient for busy weeks; just order when you have time, set it up for the delivery time you want, and presto! Shopping is over!

I have come to the realization that I cannot multi-task in the kitchen. Luke and I do as much of our prep work as possible before we actually put anything in the oven or stove. If we don’t, we will burn something while we are chopping something else.

Pampered Chef Juicer
Juice your lemons.

The first item you’ll prep is your fresh squeezed lemon juice. The recipe calls for 1/3 of a cup which was about 2ish lemons. Luke was so excited to open up this juicer! We have a hand press to juice lemons and limes with but it’s just too hard for his little hands! With the Pampered Chef Juicer, he was able to juice two lemons so easily!

chop parsley with the 5" Santoku Knife
Chop parsley with the 5″ Santoku Knife!

Chop up about a tablespoon or so of fresh parsley! You’ll use half in the sauce and half for garnish. We always use a little extra than the recipe calls for since we like the fresh taste! We used the 5″ Santoku Knife to chop the parsley and were shocked and how quickly and easily we were able to chop everything up. That knife is SHARP! After the picture, Luke handed it to me to finish up our chopping, and he went back to using his little knife.

We used the Flexible Mat Set to cut on, and loved them! They have a no-slide surface on the back side, and have measurements and other cooking tips on them! Super cute!

pampered chef garlic press
Pampered Chef Garlic Press

Next, we got out our new mixing bowl and used the new Garlic Press to prep about 1 tablespoon of fresh garlic. In the bowl, we then combined our lemon juice, 1/4 cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and half the parsley we chopped up.  Mix it all up really well and set aside.

Pampered Chef Large White Stone
Cook on the Pampered Chef White Large Stone

During the prep, we chopped up 3 chicken breasts. The recipe calls for whole chicken breasts, but going ahead and cutting them into strips helps me when it is time to serve everyone. The boys usually eat enough to split one breast together.  We used our new White Large Round Pan that I had ordered from the party to cook on! Simply salt & pepper your chicken, oil the bottom, add half of your lemon sauce mixture, and then cover with foil. Cook the chicken at 400 deg for 20 minutes.

The recipe suggests cooking with sliced lemons on top of the chicken. If you really LOVE lemon, add some more. We were out of lemons so didn’t add more, but did not feel like anything was missing by not adding it.

add the asparagus
Add Asparagus & Sauce

Once 20 minutes have passed, you’ll take the foil off and add your chopped asparagus & the other half of your sauce. Place it back in the oven, uncovered, for another 15-20 minutes.

Honey Lemon Chicken & Asparagus
Honey Lemon Chicken & Asparagus

When you take it out of the oven, your home will smell of savory lemons! I probably could have let it go a few more minutes to get that golden brown on top but the boys were starving and the chicken was cooked through so we went with it!

Serve over pasta
Serve Over Pasta and with your favorite glass of wine!

There are a ton of sides that would be great with this dish. When I asked Luke what he wanted, he said pasta! We made a side of penne pasta and served it tossed simply in olive oil, and parmesan cheese! Garnish the top with some of that leftover parsley, and you’re good to go!

The kids ate the entire dish, asparagus and all, and I LOVED my new Pampered Chef kitchen items! Could your kitchen supplies use a refresh like mine? Click the links above to find what we used in this recipe, or click HERE to see all of what Pampered Chef has to offer! If you’re interested in earning free items, I’d be happy to help you host a Facebook party! There are always great incentives going on for hosts. Send me a message or let me know in the comments!

Have you tried this recipe before? What did you think?

Honey Lemon Chicken & Asparagus
5 from 1 vote

Honey Lemon Chicken & Asparagus

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 pieces Chicken Breast
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tbs Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbs Pressed Garlic
  • 2 tbs Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 40 spears Asparagus
  • 1 whole Lemon, garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 deg. Place chicken (seasoned with salt & pepper) on well-oiled baking sheet & set aside. 

  2. Make the Sauce: Combine lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, garlic, half of the parsley, salt & pepper in a bowl. 

  3. Pour 1/2 of your sauce over the chicken. Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, chop your asparagus spears.

  4. After 20 minutes, remove foil from chicken. Add the asparagus to the pan and pour the remaining sauce over, Cook another 15-20 minutes until chicken is golden brown and asparagus is cooked through.

  5. Serve with a side of rice or pasta.

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  1. Zucchini Nudeln | 27th Nov 18

    Your place is valuable for me. Thanks!

  2. Jennifer Morrison | 12th Nov 18

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I have not seen Pampered Chef around for a few years. I used to love! Will have to check it out again.

    • Junell | 13th Nov 18

      Thanks! If you ever need anything I’d be happy to help you out!

  3. Lisa | 12th Nov 18

    This looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing! I pinned it to try for later!!

    • Junell | 13th Nov 18

      Thanks for pinning!

  4. Kathy Phillips | 12th Nov 18

    This is a great post. I love that he is doing the cooking. The recipe sounds so delicious. My daughter love asparagus. We will try this.

    • Junell | 13th Nov 18

      I hope yall like it!

  5. Monica | 12th Nov 18

    This sounds delicious AND I have all the ingredients!! Next meal idea and it sounds healthy. Yum!

    • Junell | 13th Nov 18

      Thank you! I hope you like it!

  6. T.M. Brown | 12th Nov 18

    First of all, this recipe looks delicious. I love chicken, lemon, honey and asparagus ~ sounds like a great combination. Second, what a cutie patootie! My boys love to cook, too, so I get it with kiddos in the kitchen. Love his smile and I’m glad you two had a great time together creating this!

    • Junell | 13th Nov 18

      Oh thank you so much! He’s pretty adorable. =)

  7. Tonya Mickelson | 11th Nov 18

    That sounds SO good! Sadly, I had to toss my asparagus yesterday, since we didn’t use it fast enough and it started molding ☹️☹️ otherwise I would totally be trying this recipe right away.

    • Junell | 13th Nov 18

      Hopefully you can try it soon =)

  8. Kirsten | 11th Nov 18

    Sounds like a great recipe!

  9. Dennis | 11th Nov 18

    I love both garlic and lemon. They always make a great addition to any dish. Sounds like a great recipe.

  10. Arianny Rodriguez | 11th Nov 18

    I love anything with lemon in it. Will have to try this recipe for my family!

  11. Melanie Walsh | 11th Nov 18

    My daughter is 11, and loves to cook. I don’t know why I didn’t think of Pampered Chef before to get her started with her own cooking set. It’ll make such an amazing gift idea. She’ll love using it to make yummy recipes (and I am all about asparagus so it’s a win for me too).

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