Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chicken & Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

So I love to cook and don't repeat meals much but I am not that creative to just throw something together usually.  I love finding new recipes on Pinterest, the many cookbooks I own and other websites.  I usually adapt recipes to fit my families likes and needs.  I will always, when possible (I might have found a recipe YEARS ago and not know it's source) give credit where credit is due.   
So tonight for dinner is Chicken & Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry.  I have adapted this to make it more 21 Day Fix friendly from  With a few simple changes in ingredients this has become a fix friendly meal that everyone will love.

Chicken & Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry
Serves 5
Fix containers (1R, 1/2G, 1/2tsp

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes (6R)
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or Tamar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided (3tsp)
  • 30 asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces (3G)
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

Season chopped up chicken with salt.  In a small bowl combine chicken broth & soy sauce.  In another small bowl combine cornstarch and water and mix well.

Heat a large wok or pan to medium high heat, add 1 tsp of olive oil, saute asparagus until tender crisp.  Add in the garlic and ginger and saute until golden brown.  Set aside.

In the same pan, increase the heat to high and add in the remaining olive oil.  Add in chicken and cook until it's golden brown and cooked all the way through.  Set aside.

Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil and cook about 1-1/2 minutes. Add lemon juice and cornstarch mixture (you will have to stir this in the small bowl again to mix up the cornstarch again) and stir well, when it simmers return the chicken and asparagus to the wok and mix well, remove from heat and serve.

This really was an easy meal to cook and came together fast (and if you are a busy mom like me you need fast meals). The lemon taste was strong so if you don't like lemon don't put it in or put less in. Next time I will add in another 20 asparagus spears to make it a full green container and bulk up my stir fry. I served this simple stir fry with some brown rice & a salad on the side and my total meal was 1R, 2 1/2G, 1/2Y (I didn't eat all my rice), 1O & 1/2tsp!

Verdict: everyone loved it and asked for me to make it again...SCORE! 

So enjoy your dinner and some good family time!

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