I’m excited to see signs of Spring all around. One of those signs is asparagus. Asparagus is one of my favorite Spring vegetables, and this quick stir-fry made with chicken, lemon, garlic and ginger is a great way to make it a weeknight meal.

INGREDIENTS

650 gms skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes

Himalayan salt, to taste

1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium shoyu or soy sauce

2 teaspoons arrowroot

2 tablespoons water

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces

6 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tbsp fresh ginger

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

fresh black pepper, to taste

COOKING METHOD

Lightly season the chicken with salt. In a small bowl, combine chicken broth and soy sauce. In a second small bowl combine the arrowroot and water and mix well to combine.

Heat a large non-stick wok over medium-high heat, when hot add 1 teaspoon of the oil, then add the asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes.  Add the garlic and ginger and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Set aside.

Increase the heat to high, then add 1 teaspoon of oil and half of the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside and repeat with the remaining oil and chicken. Set aside.

Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil and cook about 1-1/2 minutes. Add lemon juice and arrowroot mixture and stir well, when it simmers return the chicken and asparagus to the wok and mix well, remove from heat and serve.