• 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breast tenders
  • 6 ounces asparagus, sliced in half with tough ends cut off
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne


  1. On a shallow plate, add all seasonings and stir to mix.
  2. Prepare a baking dish or tray large enough to hold all of the chicken tenders in a single layer.
  3. Toss the chicken and asparagus with olive oil in a ziplock bag.
  4. Generously coat both sides of each chicken tender with the seasoning mix. Arrange them in a single layer on the baking dish.
  5. Roll the asparagus in the seasoning mix. Arrange them along the sides of the baking dish.
  6. Scatter the remaining seasoning over the chicken.
  7. Bake at 400 F until the chicken is cooked through and the asparagus is tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool and optionally sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top.