The Best Lemony Chicken Stir Fry with Asparagus

This chicken asparagus stir fry is really fast and flavorful. We threw some brown rice in the rice cooker and dinner was done.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Cook asparagus and oil in a skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. When 1 minute remains, add garlic. Set asparagus and garlic aside.
  2. Season chicken with salt & pepper. Increase heat to high and cook chicken until browned.
  3. Set chicken aside and add soy sauce and chicken broth to skillet. Bring to boil for about 1 minute. And lemon juice, water, and corn starch and stir for about 1 minute.
  4. Return chicken and asparagus to pan. Coat with sauce. Top with lemon zest.