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!
- 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)
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.
81 thoughts on “Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry”
Mmmm! This looks super-delicious. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it.
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…
I totally agree! Love those one pot. Thanks for stopping by Monica! Have a great week! 🙂
I too enjoy a good stir-fry! This looks super duper tasty.
Thanks Angie! 🙂
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!
Exactly you can use any veggies your heart desires! Thanks for taking the time to comment Jan! 🙂
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 🙂
You’re so sweet, thank you Kelly! And thanks for taking the time to comment today. Enjoy your week. 🙂
Simple and delicious. My kind of meal.
Looks wonderfully light and tasty! I’m on my way. 😉
Haha! Will have to cook for you when you and Shawn are free! HUGS sweetie!
Getting spattered is the worst, ow ow ow!
I love this recipe, thanks for sharing!
I agree! I’ve gotten spattered in the face before. ow ow and more ow! Thanks for stopping by Pamela! 🙂
Mmmm, it’s lunch time here and now I am really hungry.
It was a tasty dish, wasn’t it? Love asparagus but not the pee smell. 😀
This looks yummy! I love stove top recipes for the summer. I’ve never tried sherry in stir fry before, curious to give that a try.
Thank you Sherri! 🙂
I love a good stir-fry, too, and this one looks perfect. Love the asparagus, too!
I’m with you on not wanting to wash extra dishes for the spattering. I love this recipe…and how your pics always just jump right out! I’m now very hungry!
You’re so sweet Gloria! 🙂 Thank you for the lovely comment.
I love my vegetables cooked rather than raw too – and even with the splatter, the whole time-efficiency of stir-frying just makes sense!
Fabulously fresh and delicious….I can tell.
I do stirfries practically every single night! Love how beautiful yours look. Especially asparagus spears.
Thanks so much Jayne! 🙂
I LOVE making stir fry at home, too! Looks wonderful!
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. 🙂
Haha, you’re too funny! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment John.
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 🙂
Thanks Danny! 🙂
Yummy!! I always make chicken and asparagus stir-fry’s. One of the best stir-fry combos out there 🙂
I totally agree, thanks for stopping by Kiran! 🙂
How yummy! Love stir-fry but never thought of adding asparagus!
Thank you Natalie!
Looks delicious Anne! Can’t wait to test out the recipe.
Thanks Claire! 🙂 Always lovely to hear from you. Hope all is well!
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…
Thank you so much for your lovely comment Louise! 🙂
I think it’s time we had a stir-fry at our house. Looks good!
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.
Thank you so much Lidia! 🙂
What a fantastic combination! This sounds yummy!
This looks so very delicious, Anne! I love light, easy meals like this in the summer!
Thank you so much Georgia! 🙂
I love stir fries! They are easy and you can make so many variations depending on what you have in the house. Your recipe looks and sounds amazing and as usual your photographs are gorgeous. 🙂
Thank you so much Tina for your lovely comment! 🙂
Quick and delicious!!! I’d love this for dinner…and soon!!!
Thanks Liz! 🙂
Such a nice summer meal – so light and delicious! A reminder my poor wok has not had any attention lately! Have a great Thursday Anne!
Thank you for your lovely comment Reeni! 🙂
Great photos Anne!
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.
This looks wonderful, Anne! I love love LOVE asparagus. Pinned!
Thank you Julie! And thanks for the pin! 🙂
This stir fry looks so yummy and the presentation is very stylish.
Great pictures too.
Thank you so much Daniela! 🙂
I love a good stir fry and this is no exception !
Thank you Nik!
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
Your comments are always so lovely Bobbi –thank you! I always love to hear from you. Hope you are doing well.
My family loves asparagus, totally trying this soon!!
Thanks for stopping by Aimee!
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!
Yikes! Those are the scary spatters. Thanks for taking the time to comment Eva.
OK yum – this looks so delicious!!
Thank you Rachel!
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!