Asparagus Turkey Stir-Fry Recipe
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Asparagus Turkey Stir-Fry Recipe

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When people try this dish, they ask for the recipe, just as I did when I first tasted it at the home of the church friend. Coated with a delicious lemon sauce, this simple skillet dish is sure to satisfy on the busiest of nights. It a great way to use leftover turkey.—May Evans, Corinth, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 pound turkey breast tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 205 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, lemon juice and soy sauce until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry turkey and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil until meat is no longer pink; remove and keep warm.
  2. Stir-fry asparagus in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add pimientos. Stir broth mixture and add to the pan; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Return turkey to the pan; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Turkey Stir-Fry in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p21

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"This was very good. I did double the sauce."

Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"Very good but I would double the sauce next time."

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