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Lemon Ginger Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry served on a white plate.

Lemon Ginger Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

Easy lemon ginger chicken asparagus stir fry is a quick, 30 minute asian recipe that's sure to be a hit with the family. It's low carb and can gluten free too so you can enjoy it guilt-free!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, ginger chicken, lemon chicken, Stir Fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Richa

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger finely minced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves finely minced
  • 3 Chicken Breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces, ends removed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons Low sodium Soy Sauce or Tamari for GF
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Water or Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Toasted Sesame Oil

Instructions

  • Stir together all the ingredients mentioned under sauce and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add ginger and garlic. Stir fry for a minute or two till fragrant and add the chicken pieces.
  • Cook the chicken on medium high heat for 4-5 minutes till light brown on either side, and cooked through. Add the asparagus to the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Give the sauce a quick stir to dissolve the cornflour properly and add it to the pan. Keep stirring while the sauce comes to a boil and thickens up. Simmer the sauce for a few minutes till it evenly coats the chicken and asparagus, and mix in the toasted sesame oil. Check for seasoning and turn off the flame. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If the sauce is too thick, increase the amount of water or broth slightly
  • Feel free to swap the cornflour for potato starch. I've tried both and they both work well

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg