I love asparagus as they are so healthy and always available at the market, especially this time of year when I can get tender and young asparagus.
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One of the easiest way to make asparagus into a weeknight meal is to add a protein of your choice, for example: chicken, and make it into a simple Asian stir-fry, such as this chicken and asparagus.
The key to making a flavorful and delicious asparagus chicken lies in the stir-fry sauce. The sauce has to be savory, with the perfect balance of flavors, plus a bit of heat, which I lend it from Thai sweet chili sauce.
Another key technique is to make sure that you don’t overcook the asparagus. They should remain tender with a nice crunch.
This chicken and asparagus recipe takes only 15 minutes to make. Serve this with rice or simple noodles and dinner is ready.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 282 calories per serving.
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Chicken and Asparagus
Chicken and Asparagus - healthy asparagus chicken stir-fry with a savory brown sauce and sweet chili sauce. Dinner is ready in 15 mins.
- 8 oz. chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lb. asparagus, bottom stems trimmed
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce
Mix the chicken with cornstarch. Mix all the ingredients for the Sauce in a small bowl, stir to combine well. Set both aside.
Heat up a skillet with the oil. Saute the garlic until aromatic. Add the chicken and stir-fry back and forth until the surface turns opaque. Add the asparagus and continue to stir-fry, for about 1 minute.
Add the Sauce into the skillet. As soon as it thickens, dish out and serve immediately.
Very good recipe. I’ve made it about three times so far. The first time it tasted a little weak, so the next time I doubled the sauce recipe and cut back on 2 tablespoons of the water. Also added an onion after frying the asparagus……yum!! Thank you for sharing your recipes.
Made this for dinner yesterday. It was really good will be adding it to our rotation. Your recipes never disappoint ???
Hi Estella, thanks for trying my chicken and asparagus recipe.
Sounds great, but I bought some long beans last night and will use them instead. And, of course, a little bit of Siracha.
Sweet chili sauce is my favorite! You can add that sauce to pretty much anything and it works!
Very true. I love it, too!