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Asparagus and Chicken Stir Recipe

Asparagus and Chicken Stir

Rating 4-5 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
An Ideal Recipe for Slimmers
Mamtha Sunil Kumar

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Asparagus and Chicken Stir has a unique flavour and wonderfully fresh texture. Asparagus are incredibly nutritious, high in protein and very satisfying; chicken is low in fat, and the combination of sesame oil and soy sauce make this recipe a must for all lovers of Asiatic foods (weight-conscious or not!).

      Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

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Ingredients for Asparagus and Chicken Stir

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to serve 6:
2
chicken breasts
1¾ lb
fresh asparagus
2 cloves
garlic
2 tablespoons
soy sauce
2 teaspoons
sugar
2 tablespoons
sesame oil
 
salt and pepper
4 teaspoons
sesame seeds

 

How to Cook Asparagus and Chicken Stir

  1. Remove any skin from the chicken breasts and cut them into bite-size pieces - about 1" (2.5cm) cubed. Wash the asparagus and trim the ends, then cut on the diagonal into 2" (5cm) long pieces. Peel and finely chop the garlic.
  2. Place the soy sauce in a bowl, add the sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Place a heavy-bottomed frying pan (skillet) or wok on a medium heat and add the sesame oil, add the chopped garlic and fry until it turns pale brown. Add the asparagus and stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until it is crisp-tender. Add the chicken pieces and continue to stir fry for a further 2-3 minutes until the chicken is cooked. Add the soy-sugar mixture and toss until the asparagus and chicken are well coated. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle sesame seeds over prior to serving.


Mamtha Sunil Kumar MAMTHA SUNIL KUMAR'S HOT TIP:
This dish can be allowed to cool and served as a salad. It works just as well hot or cold. Equally, it can be served in smaller portions as either a snack or a starter.
 
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Reviews of Asparagus and Chicken Stir

Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again May 29 2014
This dish was very good and easy to make. I added a few red pepper flakes to spice it up a little. Next time, I think I'm going to add a little more soy sauce. Also, since we prefer our food spicy, I'm going to add a little ginger and several more turns of cracked black pepper to bring out the flavor.
(4 reviews)
 
Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again January 19 2014
I thought this recipe was wonderful. We all cleaned our plates, including finicky kids!!! I substituted half of the asparagus for two cups of broccoli florets and a handful of shredded carrot (to add some color). Worked beautifully.
(7 reviews)
 

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