Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry is a delicious dish featuring boneless chicken breasts and fresh asparagus, cooked in an Asian-inspired lemon sauce.Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry is a delicious dish featuring boneless chicken breasts and fresh asparagus, cooked in an Asian-inspired lemon sauce.
Today’s post features one of my favorite veggies… asparagus! I love the changing of the seasons, and the distinct differences each one proudly displays. We are officially one week into Spring in the great Pacific Northwest. Tulips and daffodils are popping up everywhere, and the days are getting longer (yay).

We are seeing lots of rain as the weather begins to warm up, and asparagus has begun making it’s Spring appearance at the local grocery store! That’s right…you heard me. In Spring, fresh asparagus goes on sale! I love asparagus year round…but it just seems to TASTE better when it is priced right!

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Why We Love This Recipe For Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

What I also love is finding new recipes, giving them a try, and finding out they are DELICIOUS! Such is the case with this Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry. Nice big chunks of chicken breast and crisp-tender asparagus, coated in a light lemon, soy, garlic and ginger sauce make this one delicious dinner. This recipe is a keeper!

I found the recipe online at Skinnytaste.com, a wonderful website where the recipes are low-fat, reflect Weight Watchers points, and are very creative! This chicken asparagus stir fry was very easy to make. My husband and I really enjoyed this meal and I will make it again, without hesitation. Hope you will give it a try!

Making Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

Here’s the chicken and asparagus, prepped and ready to go. Chicken breasts are cubed, and the asparagus is sliced into pieces.

The chicken breast and fresh asparagus are cut into chunks before cooking.

A quick and easy to make stir fry sauce is mixed together. Sorry the photo is a bit blurry. This step is really easy!

Lemon sauce is mixed and ready to add to the chicken asparagus stir fry.

Minced garlic is cooking with the asparagus  in a large skillet, and this sure smells good while it is cooking!

Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Cook The Chicken

Chicken breast chunks are cooked until they are cooked through and golden brown in color on the outside.

Chunks of chicken breast are cooked until golden brown.

Time To Add The Lemon Sauce!

Add the lemon sauce is to the skillet, and stir. This delicious sauce will coat all of the chicken pieces with LOTS of flavor.

Asian-inspired lemon sauce is added to the cooked, cubed chicken in skillet.

Now place the asparagus back into the skillet with the chicken and the lemon sauce. Give it all a good stir, and this dish is almost ready!

Asparagus is added to the lemon sauce and chicken in skillet to finish cooking.

Serve The Chicken Stir Fry

Once it’s finished cooking, the food is ready to serve! If desired, serve the chicken asparagus stir fry on top of a bed of steamed white or brown rice. The blandness of the steamed rice pairs great with the well-seasoned sauce. YUM!

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry is served on a bed of white rice.

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Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry is a delicious dish featuring boneless chicken breasts and fresh asparagus, cooked in an Asian-inspired lemon sauce.

Category: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken asparagus stir fry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 120 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless , skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch cubes (I used 2 breasts)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce. Can use Tamari for gluten-free.
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon canola or grapeseed oil , divided (didn't have them...I used olive oil)
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus , ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger , finely grated
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Lightly season the chicken breast cubed pieces with salt. In a small bowl, mix the chicken broth and the soy sauce together and set aside.
  2. In a second bowl, mix the cornstarch and the water well until mixture is combined. Set bowl aside.
  3. Heat a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Once the wok or skillet is hot, add 1 teaspoon of the oil. Now add the asparagus pieces; cook, stirring often until tender-crisp (this took about 3-4 minutes). Add in the ginger and garlic; cook till golden (only about a minute-don't want to burn the garlic!). Empty the asparagus and garlic/ginger to a plate while you cook the chicken.
  4. Increase the heat under the wok or skillet to high. Add remaining 2 teaspoons of oil; when hot add the chicken pieces to the pan; cook until browned on all sides and cooked through (this took about 4 minutes for each side). When done, remove the chicken to a plate while you make the sauce.
  5. Once chicken has been removed from skillet, add the soy sauce mixture to the pan; bring it to a boil (this will be quick), then cook for about 1-1/2 minutes. Add the lemon juice/cornstarch mixture to the skillet and mix well. When it simmers, return the chicken and asparagus to the skillet; stir it into the sauce. Cook until chicken and broccoli are heated through again (only a couple minutes); remove from heat and serve.
  6. Enjoy! This stir fry tastes great served with brown or white rice on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 580mg25%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 870IU17%
Vitamin C 12.7mg15%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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