The first thing I will say is that the orange zest make this dish so I do not recommend omitting it. Overall this is a very healthy and easy to make dish. I used boneless chicken breast (taking care not to overcook) and more or less just threw all the ingredients together almost all at the same time (again trying not to overcook the asparagus). That helped me cut down the time a little and the dish didn't suffer. I also added some italian seasoning for just a little more flavour and I added the zest and basil right to the pot. I also used 4 cups broth, not 6 since I was only cooking for two anyway.
Turned out very well. Had leftovers enough for myself for lunch for two days. Two minutes in the microwave was enough to warm it up. I will make this again for sure but it's only a good recipe, not a great one.