Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

This quick chicken and asparagus stir fry made with chicken breast, fresh lemon, garlic and ginger is the perfect fast weeknight dish.

This quick chicken and asparagus stir fry made with chicken breast, fresh lemon, garlic and ginger is the perfect fast weeknight dish.
Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

Chicken stir fry nights happen often in my house! I add any vegetables I have on hand and try to use whatever’s in season. I love asparagus and lemon combo here, it’s perfect for Spring! I used a reduced-sodium Japanese soy sauce called Shoyu which is similar to Chinese soy sauce, but has a more full bodied flavored and a touch of sweetness that I’m really in love with. I like Eden, which is organic and non-GMO. You can use either one. We served this over brown rice to complete the meal.

Chicken Stir Fry Tips and Variations

  • I always peel and freeze my fresh ginger in a ziplock bag. It keeps for a few months and it makes it easier to grate. You can also buy grated ginger in a tube.
  • To make it gluten-free, use Tamari in place of soy sauce.
  • To make this Whole30 compliant you can swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos (affil link) and the cornstarch for arrowroot powder or tapioca starch.
  • Swap the asparagus for broccoli, mushrooms, snap peas, or a combination of veggies.

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Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

This quick chicken and asparagus stir fry made with chicken breast, fresh lemon, garlic and ginger is the perfect fast weeknight dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium shoyu or soy sauce (Coconut aminos for GF, W30)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (arrowroot powder or tapioca starch for whole30)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil, divided
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Lightly season the chicken with salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chicken broth and soy sauce.
  3. In a second small bowl combine the cornstarch and water and mix well to combine.
  4. Heat a large non-stick wok over medium-high heat, when hot add 1 teaspoon of the oil, then add the asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Set aside.
  6. Increase the heat to high, then add 1 teaspoon of oil and half of the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side.
  7. Remove and set aside and repeat with the remaining oil and chicken. Set aside.
  8. Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil and cook about 1-1/2 minutes.
  9. Add lemon juice and cornstarch mixture and stir well, when it simmers return the chicken and asparagus to the wok and mix well, remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 1
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 268 calories
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 98mg
  • Sodium: 437mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 41g
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This quick chicken and asparagus stir fry made with chicken breast, fresh lemon, garlic and ginger is the perfect fast weeknight dish.