Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simple Skinny Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Clean eating? Yeah me too. BUT it doesn't have to be lettuce and vegetables every night! This is simple and SO good! And only 162 calories PER serving! It makes 4 servings and it is very filling :) If you are not clean eating you could put this over brown rice and make an even heartier meal!

Don't like asparagus? Try this with green beans instead! :)

  • 1 pound 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 (or Tamari for GF)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil, divided
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces (or green beans)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

  1. Cut up asparagus bundle into about 2 inch pieces. 
  2. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat, when hot add 1 teaspoon of the oil. 
  3. Add the asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. 
  4. While asparagus is cooking, cut up chicken into chunks and lightly season with salt and set aside
  5. Add the garlic and ginger to asparagus and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Set aside in a bowl. 

  6. Increase the heat to high, add 1 tsp of oil and add chicken. 
  7. While Chicken is cooking,  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.
  8. Cook chicken until brown and cooked though on each side (about 4 minutes each side on high heat). Set aside with asparagus in small bowl.
  9. Remove pan from heat and cool down. Add soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Cook for about a minute. 
  10. Add lemon juice and corn starch mixture stirring frequently. 
  11. When simmering, add asparagus and chicken mixture and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cool, and enjoy! 


Serves  people


Per Serving:1623437