This quick weeknight Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry is perfect for spring, made with lean chicken breast, asparagus, fresh lemon, garlic and ginger.
Yield: 4 servings
4.67 from 54 votes

Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
This quick chicken and asparagus stir fry made with chicken breast, fresh lemon, garlic and ginger is the perfect fast weeknight dish.


  • 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)


  • Lightly season the chicken with salt.
  • In a small bowl, combine chicken broth and soy sauce.
  • In a second small bowl combine the cornstarch and water and mix well to combine.
  • 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.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Remove and set aside and repeat with the remaining oil and chicken. Set aside.
  • Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil and cook about 1-1/2 minutes.
  • 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.


Serving: 11/4 cups, Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 7.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 437mg, Fiber: 2.5g
Freestyle Points: 1
Points +: 6