Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

This quick and easy chicken and asparagus stir fry comes together in less than 15 minutes, ideal for a busy weeknight dinner.

Ginger Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry - The Lemon Bowl

One of the reasons I love living in Michigan is the excitement and anticipation of each season. After a cold and cozy winter spent mostly indoors, I am so excited to head outside once again to enjoy the warmer spring temperatures.

Asparagus Season - The Lemon Bowl

Of course with warmer temperatures comes spring produce which really gets my juices flowing. Asparagus season is a big deal here in Michigan. In fact, the state ranks third in the nation for asparagus production growing up to 25 million pounds annually. Who knew?

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry - The Lemon Bowl

Starting in mid-April and lasting just 6-7 weeks, when local asparagus hits the farm stands we eat it morning, noon and night. It’s delicious in a frittata, perfect in a pasta salad and ideal in a quick Asian stir-fry.

Chicken Asparagus Stirfry - The Lemon Bowl

We typically use chicken breasts for stir-fries but ground turkey, pork tenderloin or beef sirloin would all work as well. As long as you always keep a well-stocked Asian pantry, you are never more than 15 minutes from a flavorful, nutritious recipe your whole family will love.

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Ginger Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry - The Lemon Bowl

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

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This quick and easy chicken and asparagus stir-fry comes together in less than 15 minutes, ideal for a busy weeknight dinner.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 1 pound asparagus (cut in one-inch pieces)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • roasted black sesame seeds (optional garnish)
  • scallions (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large wok or skillet over medium high-heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle chicken cubes with salt and pepper then add to the hot pan. Sauté until golden brown, about 7-9 minutes, then remove from pan; set aside.
  • To the same hot pan, add asparagus and stir-fry until bright green, about 3-4 minutes depending on the thickness of your asparagus.
  • While asparagus is cooking, whisk together remaining ingredients in a small bowl: soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and chili paste.
  • Return chicken to the pan and pour in the sauce. Stir-fry until heated through and sauce becomes fragrant, 1-2 additional minutes.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 8.8gProtein: 26.9gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 637mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 5g

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35 responses to “Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry”

  1. Karen Avatar
    Karen

    Best new recipe I have made in a long time! I added a couple cloves of garlic to the chicken also. Has a really good kick!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it Karen!

  2. Melissa Avatar
    Melissa

    Hi! I’ve never used ginger root. Is it necessary for this dish?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You can skip it but it adds a lot of flavor!

  3. Candace @ Cabot Avatar
    Candace @ Cabot

    Yes, yes, and yes! I’m going to make this all the time. Also going to try with green beans.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Great idea!!! Enjoy Candace!

  4. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    I have been counting down the days to asparagus season! SO glad it’s finally here! Love spring veggie stir fries like this.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Tell me about it!!!! Next up is strawberries!!

  5. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog Avatar
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    This is such a fantastic recipe for a quick meal, such a fantastic alternative to take out, looks super yummy!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you doll!

  6. Aimee @ ShugarySweets Avatar
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Love how fast this dinner is to put on the table!! Exactly what my busy family needs…plus asparagus. We are all obsessed.

  7. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop Avatar
    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop

    What a perfect combination of ingredients! I love that it is a quick meal to put together too! Double win in my book!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It couldn’t be easier to make!

  8. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps Avatar
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    There is something about living in a place that has four distinct seasons which makes you appreciate each one, (although winter has definitely overstayed it’s welcome). I look forward to all the product that comes with each, and like you love when asparagus is in full force!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes I completely agree Nicole. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

  9. Stephanie Avatar
    Stephanie

    I love asparagus! It is one of my favorite times in Michigan! This looks delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Its the best Michigan produce in the spring!!

  10. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel Avatar
    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    I’ve been stir-frying a lot of asparagus lately and its been such a treat. I never realized just how delicious it was until i was reminded of it. This looks darn good!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes!! Plus it’s SO quick cooking!!

  11. Catherine Avatar
    Catherine

    Dear Liz, asparagus is a family favorite…this is a wonderful weeknight meal. xo, Catherine

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s one of my favorites too! enjoy!

  12. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    This sounds sooooo good!!!! Looking forward to making it.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it Susan!

  13. Shawnna Avatar
    Shawnna

    Oh I just love stir- frys!! Yummy!!

  14. fabiola@notjustbaked Avatar
    fabiola@notjustbaked

    I love chicken and asparagus together. These flavors are perfect! Especially the toasted black sesames, love.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m sure a black sesame seed nut!

  15. Julia Avatar
    Julia

    Love the idea of adding asparagus to this stir fry! I haven’t tried that but not it is on my list!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I bet your boys would love it!!

  16. Ann (The Fountain Avenue Kitchen) Avatar
    Ann (The Fountain Avenue Kitchen)

    We love asparagus season as well. This looks so simple yet so full of flavor, Liz!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Isn’t asparagus season the best?!

  17. Liz Avatar
    Liz

    Thank you for the nice recipe, Liz. I loved the Fall the best. The winters and summers were not too good for me. Michigan is a beautiful State.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Fall is my favorite too. :) For sure!

  18. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Well, I know what I am making for dinner tonight!! Have mercy.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I miss your face! Happy SPRING!

  19. Jenny Flake Avatar
    Jenny Flake

    Now this is a great dinner idea this week!! Love!!

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