Maple Rosemary Chicken with Asparagus

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 3, 2010

Sounds gourmet-ish, doesn’t it?!?

My favorite part of this meal, besides…

  • the fact that it was pure delicious-ness, and
  • the fact that the house smelled UH-mazing while it was in the oven,

…was that I was able to take video with my iPhone, upload it straight to You Tube, and then put the videos right on the site.  Took just minutes!

Expect more vlogs!

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Maple Rosemary Chicken with Asparagus

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 50-60 minutes


  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped rosemary, fresh or dried ($.50)
  • 3 large chicken breasts, about 1.5 lb ($2.52) Bought last week at $1.68/lb
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. asparagus ($.99) On sale this week!
  • 1 cup brown rice ($.40)


  • In a small bowl, add the maple syrup and the olive oil. Mix in the chopped rosemary.
  • In an 8×8 baking dish, add the chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper. Pour the maple rosemary sauce over the chicken and coat evenly.
  • Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through. Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Just after putting the chicken in the oven, prepare the asparagus. Rinse and pat dry. Snap the ends off of the asparagus and place into the skillet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Let “marinate” in the olive oil for about 30 minutes.
  • Then, saute for 4-5 minutes on high heat.
  • Prepare brown rice as directed on package. (If using plain brown rice, this can take 50 minutes! If using minute brown rice, it takes about 5 minutes!)
  • Serve Maple Rosemary Chicken with Asparagus and Brown Rice.

Cost $4.51

Check out the more great meals with asparagus…and a pictorial tutorial on how to saute asparagusNote: Video instructions on sauteing asparagus below.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan March 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm

We love asparagus. I think they’re my hubbies favorite veggie. Our favorite way to cook them is to roast them in the oven a 400 for a few minutes. They are absolutely delicious.


Karen May 31, 2010 at 5:36 pm

@Megan, We enjoy baked asparagus drizzled with olive oil, sea salt, and halved grape tomatoes. Bake at 400 and watch closely. Delicious!


Candi March 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm

looks delicious! and the vlogs were great!


Heather March 3, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I wonder if I can find any asparagus on sale. I’ve been craving some like crazy, and now I want to eat this whole post.


Jeff March 3, 2010 at 9:12 pm

We just had this for dinner and it was easy to make and tasted great!


Serena March 3, 2010 at 10:15 pm

This looks sooo good.Can’t wait to try it!!!!


Sandy March 4, 2010 at 7:16 am

Erin, Did you use bone-in or boneless chicken breasts? Looks yummy!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 4, 2010 at 8:35 am


Boneless…but bone-in would taste just the same!


karen March 4, 2010 at 7:42 am

You just keep coming up with winners! Great job.


Christine March 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Love your site. I’ve tried a few recipes so far and I think this one might be in the works for tonight.

Just curious though… Rosemary and Basil grow like crazy in my garden. Have you added herbs to your garden? $.50 is a lot when you are trying to stay under $5!

Thanks for the great recipes… keep em coming!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm


I did have them in my garden last summer…and will grow them again this summer!


RachelV March 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Made this for dinner last night (except did baked potato instead of rice since the oven was already heated) and it was delicious-just a hint of sweetness. Also oven roasted the asparagus, ‘since the oven was heated!


Vicki March 8, 2010 at 5:06 am

Sounds yummy. Can’t wait for Spargel (asparagus) season her in Deutschland!


Kristen G August 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Do you have to use real maple syrup or will the fake stuff do?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom August 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I use the real stuff…get if “free” using Amazon credit from Swagbucks. :)


Jennifer August 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

This looks delicious! I actually have all those ingredients on hand…it’s a miracle. Since I’ve already gotten all of our meals planned until tomorrow night, I’ll probably make this Sat.


Kristy @momhatescooking August 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm

This looks so good and I have all the ingreidents. This will be on my list to try!


Desiree August 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Do you by any chance know how many calories are in the chicken?


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