Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

I love a good stir-fry at home.  What’s not to love? Veggies, pieces of meat, quick, and it doesn’t weigh you down after eating.  I love veggies of all kind but I prefer mine cooked rather than consuming it raw, like a salad.  The only drawback about making stir-fry at home is all that spattering.  Ugh! I hate getting spattered.  I know there are spatter guards out there but I’d rather not add more dishes to wash.  Yes, I’m lazy too, in case you haven’t picked up on that.

I used white chicken meat here, but feel free to use chicken thigh meat if that’s what you’re into.  This dish is still delicious the next day so your lunch is covered. 🙂 Have a great Tuesday!

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

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  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup of dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • olive oil for cooking
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, sliced 1″ wide on an angle
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped for garnish (optional)

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry


In a medium bowl combine chicken, sherry, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and cornstarch.  Mix everything with your fingers.  Refrigerate and let it marinade for 30 minutes.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil and chicken.  Brown chicken, about 4-5 minutes.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a clean bowl and set aside.

In the same skillet over medium heat, drizzle some olive oil and add asparagus and garlic.  Season with salt and pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes.  Add chicken back into the skillet and continue to cook for about 1-2 minutes.  Remove from heat and check for seasoning.  Serve this over rice and garnish with chopped scallions if desired.

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry


81 thoughts on “Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

  1. Need to work this into my dinner rotation. I know what you mean about the splattering though! I made stir fry basil chicken last night but since I was very low on basil, it was more like chicken with peppers and onions. Love one pot dishes despite the splatter…

  2. You’ve reading my mind Anne, just got a gently used wok at Goodwill last week (don’t even have to season it) and have been researching recipes to try out! I’m not an asparagus person but with stir fry there are so many other veggies to substitute. Looks great!

  3. This looks extremely tasty Anne! I love asparagus and stir-fry so this dish sounds perfect! Hehe, I hate splatter too and am lazy but I love a great stir-fry even more – especially this one 🙂 Enjoy your week Anne 🙂

  4. This looks to be a great, flavorful dish, Anne. I love using asparagus in stir fries, too. and I also hate cleaning up the mess after. I have a splatter screen but it’s too small for my favorite pan. So, when I use, it, I have to decide which part of my stovetop will be spared and which splattered. It’s my one Sophie’s Choice. 🙂

  5. Your stir fry looks awesome with rice. Can go with egg noodles too. One method taught by my mum to prevent spattering is to hold the lid close to the wok on one hand and stir fry with the other. It’s odd at first but will get use to in a while 🙂

  6. I just don’t stir fry enough around here. Why oh why I am not certain. I do agree however, that a bit of cooked crunch is usually better than not cooking at all. That’s just me, I suppose:)

    I love this recipe Anne, it may just be the “kick” I need to dig out that Wok!

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  7. I love stir fry’s. I don’t make them often because I usually use lots of different veggies which require different cooking time. This asparagus and chicken stir-fry looks so inspiring and simple, it’s perfect for the summer or a quick fry! Thanks Anne.

  8. Those splatter guards do work, mostly, but I’m with you on not want to wash them. Great looking dish! I haven’t made a stir-fry for quite awhile and definitely need to again. Thanks so much.

  9. Our family loves stirfrys and it is a great way to get my kid to eat their veggies. However, with my boys there would be no leftover lunch of your recipe the next day. Have a super day Anne, Take Care, BAM

  10. I’m with you on the spattering. I can’t tell you how many shirts have been spattered with oil… even when I wear a full apron! My husband and I just began enjoying asparagus, so I know we’d like this stir fry. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I just made this fabulous stirfry for dinner tonight. However, we are journaling our nutrition currently and have no nutrition information on this meal. Can you provide any? I would very much enjoy this recipe over and over again. 🙂

    • Hi Lisa, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this dish. As for the nutritional information, unfortunately I don’t keep track of that. I purposely used white meat to keep the fat content down. I do hope you’ll come back and visit my site again. Cheers!

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