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Asparagus Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

Asparagus Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

Tender asparagus teams up nicely with chicken and cashews in a mild, pleasing sauce. “My husband and I have enjoyed this speedy dish on many occasions,“ says Deborah Haake of Cochrane, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/2 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted cashews
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice


  • 1. Place asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and keep warm.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon cornstarch and egg white until smooth; add chicken and toss to coat. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 3. Place the remaining cornstarch in a small bowl; stir in the sherry or broth, soy sauce and sugar until smooth. Gradually add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in the cashews, onions and asparagus. Serve over rice. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 478 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 723mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 42g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2-1/2 fat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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ktbaby22 User ID: 6749039 159897
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"I made this for the first time and absolutely loved it. My husband is a chef and agreed, it is an awesome recipe! The sauce is incredible, and I substituted cornstarch with flour (because I didn't have corstarch on hand) and it was still delicious. I loved the sauce so much I used a ton of it, so I am going to make twice as much next batch! I highly recommend trying this recipe out, it does not disappoint!"

airforcewife2011 User ID: 5938846 150071
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"made this for me and my sister, only I added some mushrooms as well, and it is delicious. I made a bit extra and we ate it all :)"

honeysucklerose User ID: 4098761 104880
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"I make this in bulk now that we've tried it. It is THE BEST stir fry I have EVER made for myself/friends."

nninneman User ID: 4117566 159896
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"Loved this dish. I added about 3 times the asparagus called for, though. It balanced out the amount of chicken vs. asparagus."

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