Asparagus Chicken Stir-Fry
20 min
35 min



1/3 cup water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 pound (24 spears) fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 large (2 cups) onion, cut into thin wedges

1 (8-ounce) package (3 cups) sliced fresh mushrooms

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained, cut into 1/4-inch strips


4 (4-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Stir together all sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add asparagus and onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and tomatoes; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until asparagus is crisply tender. Remove vegetables from skillet; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place chicken in same skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 3-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Push chicken from center of skillet. Stir sauce; add sauce to center of skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

  4. STEP 4

    Return cooked vegetables to skillet; stir to coat with sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until heated through. Place chicken mixture onto serving plate; sprinkle with sesame seed.


12Fat (mg)
80Cholesterol (mg)
300Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
4Dietary Fiber
30Protein (g)


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  July 19, 2010

This recipe is a very good way to get the kids to eat asparagus. It was very yummy and easy to make. It needs more spice though. After it was on my plate, I added garlic powder and salt and it helped a lot. Then everybody else added it to theirs too. I think next time I will add fresh garlic while cooking it. I wonder if a little grated Parmesan cheese would be good. i may try that too.

— says delisa
  March 19, 2010

Wonderful! Next time will cut the chicken to bit size. Served with rice.

— says Fran
  February 18, 2009

Pretty. Light and tasty. Served over farfelle.

— says Joyce
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