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.
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.
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Chicken and Asparagus Recipe
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 cornstarch
- 1 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb asparagus, bottom stems trimmed
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.