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asian chicken and asparagus

Asian Chicken and Asparagus

Course Asian style chicken
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Joe,Inspired by SkinnyTaste


  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound asparagus , bottoms snapped off then cut into 2 inch pieces*
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil , divided
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • small amount of lemon zest , (1/4 to 1/2 lemon, optional)
  • salt and black pepper


  • Using a non stick skillet or wok, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and add asparagus cooking on medium high for 3 or 4 minutes until softened,add garlic for 30 seconds then remove from heat and reserve
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil and fry chicken pieces for 6 to 8 minutes until browned and cooked through, remove and reserve.
  • Add broth and soy sauce and boil for 1 minute
  • Dissolve cornstarch in 2 tbsp water and add to the broth and thicken.
  • Put chicken and asparagus back in the pan and stir to coat.
  • Add lemon juice and zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve immediately


Asparagus should be snapped to get rid of the tough end. I snap one spear then line up the tips and use my knife to trim the remaining spears, (usually about 1 1/2 to 2 inches).