This One-Pan Lemon-Parmesan Chicken Is a True Dinner Hero

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One-pan meals are the true heroes of weeknight dinners, and this lemon-Parmesan chicken with asparagus is no exception. With just a little bit of prep and about 20 minutes in the oven, this bright, flavorful dish can be yours tonight.

The key to everything cooking evenly when making a one-pan meal is staggering your ingredients. In this case, you put the chicken tenders — coated in panko, Parmesan cheese, and dried herbs — into the oven first, and then add the asparagus a little later when you go to flip the chicken. Once the asparagus spears are in, you drizzle the whole pan with a garlic-lemon-butter sauce.

And just like that, you have a complete meal! This is just the kind of easy recipe you can rely on — even on a busy weeknight.

Get the Recipe: One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus from Chelsea’s Messy Apron