Fiery Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Asparagus, Green Beans, and Peppers

Fiery Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Asparagus, Green Beans, and Peppers

Ready in under 30 minutes, this dish is filled with delicious lemon and garlic flavors, fiery heat, and lots of fresh, healthy veggies.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Rachel


  • 2 chicken breasts about 1 1/2 lbs
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb asparagus 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 lb fresh green beans 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper 1-inch cubed
  • 1 bunch green onions about 6-8, cut white part into 1-inch pieces, cut green tops into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 large tomato or 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley rough chopped
  • salt and pepper


  1. Set Instant Pot to saute.  Sear chicken breasts 1 minute on each side.  Sprinkle garlic and red pepper flakes over chicken.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Set Instant Pot to Manual high pressure for 6 minutes. Cook.

  2. When timer sounds, release pressure immediately.  Add asparagus, green beans, red bell pepper, and 1-inch green onions (white part only). 

  3. Add salad dressing, lemon juice, and lemon zest along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 2 minutes. Cook.

  4. When timer sounds, release pressure immediately.  Remove chicken and set aside to rest for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Add tomatoes, 1/4-inch green onion pieces, and parsley to the veggies in the Instant Pot.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Cut chicken into 1/4-inch thick slices.

  7. Serve chicken over veggies.

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15 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    This looks very tasty…. and easy.

  2. Mindy says:

    Yum! You had me at fiery. I’ve been looking for new instant pot recipes too.

  3. Tine says:

    Lovely! I just bought some green asparagus but hadn’t decided what to cook with them yet. The chicken looks so tasty and juicy!

  4. Jolina says:

    We have lots of nights like that! And sometimes when we’re too lazy we just give up and have oatmeal or salad haha. This looks amazing. And really, who can resist “Fiery Lemon- Garlic”?? 🙂 Can’t wait to try this.

  5. I just pinned this to my recipe board. This looks great — easy and healthy!

  6. Anything with chicken and vegetables is my kind of meal!

  7. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    This sounds like an easy way to feed a family. Plus, it’s light, healthy and perfect for spring. Love that it’s a little spicy, too. 🙂

  8. I have never prepared chicken like that. It looks like it would come out moist.

  9. Kari says:

    This looks fantastic! I love the lemon garlic flavor with asparagus. Ready for these yummy summer meals!

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