This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. This post may contain affiliate links. In my wise old age, I have come to a realization about myself — I am terrible with due dates. I at least mailed in this week at 4:50pm! I have a pretty terrible track record of remembering to take care of chicken and asparagus stir fry on time. I realized the same holds true there. Let’s just say that I think I finally learned what happens to cilantro if it accidentally gets hidden at the back of the vegetable drawer for a month!
The good news was that, as I was taking an inventory of leftover ingredients in the fridge, I realized that I had the makings of a stir fry right in front of me. So I decided to make a simple chicken and asparagus stir fry for lunch, mixed with some garlic, scallions, soy sauce and honey. It took all of 15 minutes to make, and after I took the first tasty bite, I realized that I should totally share it with you! So I mustered up every inch of self-control to resist diving in, and instead set up my camera and snapped some photos for the blog. Oh the life of a food blogger — lots of lukewarm food after photo shoots!
But even then, this simple stir fry absolutely hit the spot. So simple, but such great flavors. Plus, it’s healthy and literally comes together in a snap. Description A quick and easy chicken and asparagus stir-fry. Add chicken, and stir to coat. Set in the refrigerator until ready. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus, and saute until cooked, about 5 minutes.
Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Remove chicken from marinade, and add to skillet. Then add garlic, scallions, and the reserved marinade to the pan. Saute for an additional 2 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat and stir in the cooked asparagus and sesame oil until combined. Serve immediately with rice, garnished with toasted sesame seeds if desired.
I marinaded the chicken in the soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and garlic for a few hours before sautéing and it was delicious! I made this tonight and it was very good. Next time I will make 3-4 times as much marinade. There was none left in the bowl when I took the chicken out, and more would have been nice for the rice. I like my stir fry saucier, though it was still very tasty. Thanks Crystal, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yum, I bet it was gorgeous with that purple broccoli!
Sounds lovely with the jasmine tea too. Wow, so darn simple and full of flavor. Plus clean up is as easy as can be. Add put a little sraracha sauce on the side for s heat. I just made this dish last night. I added onions and green peppers, too. I will certainly make it again! Mine was all kinds of soy sauce brown.
Thanks for your tips Leslie, we always appreciate feedback! We’re glad you enjoyed the recipe! And I love making good food that takes minimum effort and time. I made this for lunch, while I cleaned the apartment, and did my laundry. I added a little bit of dried rosemary and ground pepper before marinating. Thank you for the lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing Nadu, we’re happy this worked out well for you!
Then cooked until tender. Thanks for sharing, i agree that it could be mellowed out a little. Use low sodium tamari instead of soy sauce for gluten, i recently found this recipe and did not have any asparagus so I used broccoli. And this recipe showcased them beautifully! We have tried most of your dishes, didn’t have corn starch so I used flour and made a rue.
Why can’t we see any of the comments when we click on your comment button ? We’re not sure what’s going on, but we’re working on trying to get it fixed — thanks for bringing this to our attention! I made this tonight, it was very good. Thanks for the easy, healthy recipe!
You’re so welcome Andrea — we’re happy you enjoyed it! It was delicious and super easy, however the recipe asks you to set aside the asparagus after cooking it and doesn’t ever tell you to do anything else with it. I think I added it back too soon because it became very soggy. It didn’t really ruin anything except I love the slight crunch that comes with stir fry. Whoops — so sorry about that! Yes, you just add it back in at the very end with the sesame oil. Very good and very simple to make.
One of our favorite fast food places is Panda Express. My husband says this is better than eating at Panda Express. Thanks Megan — we’re glad he enjoyed it! This recipe has become a staple at our house! The kids and my husband LOVE it, as do I. We’re so glad to hear that, Brooke — thanks for letting us know! Just made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious, fast, and easy to make. Added eggplant too but everything else was the same. Thanks for sharing, Lauren — we’re so glad you enjoyed it! We think so, the only thing we’d be concerned about is how well the asparagus would hold up after being frozen. Made this for dinner and made extra sauce. I added some shrimp too for a bit of added flavor and it was divine! We’re so happy you loved it, Adele! Turned out beautifully, used onions and asparagus, doubled the amount of sauce three in a few red pepper flakes, served with siriacha and wild rice.