This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Brita at Target. All opinions are 100% mine.
This Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Asparagus is an easy sheet pan meal that will get you in the mood for spring!
The weather here in Maryland has been amazing! Last weekend it was in the 70s and this week we got up to 80°F. Who says that groundhog knows what he’s talking about! Maryland winters can be sneaky so I’m sure the cold weather will make a comeback before spring is really here but I’m going to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. That means getting outside for a little exercise in the sunshine and quick and easy dinners with some of my favorite spring vegetables like this simple Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Asparagus.
Just a couple of weeks ago I spent the whole weekend purging our house of junk food. Chips, cookies, and sugary drinks went bye-bye. We had all slipped back into the habit of drinking juice and sodas so I thought the kids might be upset (and I would miss my sugar-free soda) but I’ve had very few complaints and everyone in the house is drinking water like it’s going out of style.
Having cold, filtered water ready to go is the key. To prepare for all four of us to be drinking more water I got a new Brita Stream . With all of us drinking only water we go through it pretty fast. The Brita Stream filters as you pour so you don’t have to wait. You just fill it up start pouring and out comes clean, filtered water. It’s also got a sleek, space efficient design so I can fit it right in the door of my fridge. I think my favorite part is it’s controlled pour. I don’t know about you but I am usually a total failure when it comes to getting water from a pitcher into a sport bottle without making a mess. The Brita Stream has a controlled pour that makes it easy. No spills so far! Having it in the fridge seems to be making a difference in how much water we all drink and I really like being able take it out of the refrigerator and put it right on the dinner table so we’re more likely to refill our glasses.
Speaking of dinner. Over the weekend I made this amazing Lemon Chicken and Asparagus sheet pan meal. I loved how simple it was. I just spread the ingredients over the sheet pan, seasoned everything and then popped it in the 425°F oven for 15 minutes. When it came out I grated some fresh Parmesan cheese over it and BOOM! Dinner was served. Asparagus is my favorite spring vegetable and I love the brightness the lemon slices add to everything. Add that little bit of shredded cheese at the end and …YUM!
This is the first sheet pan meal I’ve made and it won’t be my last. It was such a time-saver. We got to spend all afternoon playing outside and then when it was time to get everyone fed all I did was pop the pan in the oven and set the table while it baked. I put the Brita Stream on the table and served everyone’s plate and we were sitting down to a light, bright, spring dinner in under 30 minutes.
- 1.5 lbs Chicken tenders
- 1 bunch Asparagus
- 2 fresh lemons, sliced
- 2-3 Tbsp Lemon Pepper
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- Olive oil
- Parmesan, shaved
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Slice lemons into rounds and place the slices on a greased baking sheet.
- Place asparagus and chicken tenders over the slices of lemon.
- Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Sprinkle the chicken tenders with lemon pepper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
- Garnish with shaved Parmesan
Ready to start drinking more water? The Brita Stream is available at Target . Order yours online and get it early!