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Chicken and asparagus stir fry in a savory brown sauce.
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Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

This chicken and asparagus stir fry is chicken breast pieces and fresh asparagus, cooked to perfection and coated in a savory sauce. A light and healthy dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken and asparagus stir fry, chinese asparagus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 218kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb asparagus stalks trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the chicken to the pan in a single layer.  Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned.
  • Add the asparagus to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and asparagus and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 10.8mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg