This Chicken Asparagus Pasta is an easy one pan recipe made with sautéed chicken, cooked gluten-free pasta, tender asparagus, lemon, herbs and makes the perfect 30 minute meal for busy weeknights. It's simple to customize and full of bright spring flavors! Gluten-free with grain-free, paleo, vegan and dairy-free options.
While the pasta cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and season with salt, black pepper and oregano. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned and cooked through. Add 1 teaspoon minced garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant. Transfer to plate and set aside.
Add butter to the same skillet and melt over medium-high heat. Add remaining minced garlic and asparagus and sauté for 1 minute, until just starting to turn bright green. Whisk in the cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese.
Allow the sauce to thicken and cheese to melt. Add the drained pasta and chicken back into the skillet. Season with salt and black pepper to taste (I used about 1½ teaspoons salt + ½ teaspoon black pepper). Toss to coat well until everything is heated through.
Serve hot and sprinkle with nutritional yeast or more parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and lemon slices, if desired.
*If you're not a fan of chicken or want this to be a meatless meal, just omit it or sub with another plant-based protein instead.