Maple Rosemary Chicken with Asparagus

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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  1. Megan says

    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 says

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

  2. Christine says

    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!

  3. RachelV says

    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!

  4. Jennifer says

    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.


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