Tuesday, June 16, 2009

chicken + asparagus stir-fry

We had some left over aspargus that we needed to cook from the weekend...+ chicken, obviously ;) So I googled chicken & asparagus and found this....perfect!! It was soooo yummy! I loved the lemony flavor it gave to the aspargus!

~3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
~3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
~1 tsp grated lemon zest
~1 tsp cornstarch
~3/4 pound chicken breasts, cut into strips
~1 tbsp canola oil
~2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
~4 scallions, cut into 1-inch diagonal pieces
~1/2 pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch diagonal pieces
~1 carrot, julienned
~long grain rice (We like Basmati rice)

In a glass dish, stir together soy sauce, lemon juice and zest, and cornstarch. Add chicken pieces and coat well with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add garlic and fry until softened. Reserving the marinade, add chicken followed by the scallions, asparagus and carrots. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink.

Add marinade and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Serves 4.

Per Serving: Calories 160, Calories from Fat 40, Total Fat 4.6g (sat 0.8g), Cholesterol 49mg, Sodium 461mg, Carbohydrate 8.1g, Fiber 2g, protein 22g


  1. Oh that sounds wonderful. I love that you included the nutritional info too.

  2. thanks!! sorry it took awhile for the pic ;) yummmm!