This Thai Chicken and Asparagus recipe is a delicious Asian inspired meal

2 tsp. Coconut Oil
2-3 cloves of Garlic, crushed then minced
1/4 Red Hot chili Pepper, minced {more if you like spicy}
2 Scallions, chopped
1 cup to 1 1/2 cups Chicken Breast {or any other lean meat}, cut into strips
4-5 Asparagus, blanched and sliced
Juice of 1/2 Lime or Lemon
1/2 Cup Cilantro or Thai Basil

Condiments for sauce:
1 tsp. Soy sauce(lite) +2 Tbs. Water
1/2 tsp. Oyster Sauce
1/2 tsp. Fish sauce
1/3 Tbs. Sugar (brown sugar or palm sugar)

How to
Boil few cups of water and drop in asparagus for less than a minute. Put the Asparagus under cold water and Set aside.

In a meanwhile put the coconut oil in the wok or frying pan and let it get just a bit warm, add the crushed-minced garlic, chopped scallions and sliced or minced red hot chili peppers to the wok.

Turn down the heat on low and stir for a minute or so and don’t let it burn.

Put in the chicken strips or cubes, and turn them few times until it’s cooked through; Chicken cooks fast, so you would need probably about 3-4 minutes on low temp on each side depending how big your strips are.

While chicken is cooking mix the sauce in separate bowl, because that is the seasoning that pulls whole dish together; Soy sauce, Oyster sauce and Fish sauce-all three are very high in Sodium so taste and see how the whole mixture tastes to you after you have added sugar and water by adding 1/2 tsp over the dish. Dip your spoon and taste. You can add more water that will evaporate if you think it’s perhaps too strong for you.

The last step is to cut blanched Asparagus and add it in the dish.

At this point turn the heat on medium high, add sauce mixture- 1/2 tsp at the time and taste each time {It’s like adding the salt to your meal, you always have to taste and see if you need little bit more} and add lemon or lime juice by squeezing it directly into the dish.

Add the fresh Cilantro or Thai Basil for the last seconds of cooking.

Stir the whole dish together and serve over the rice OR you can stir cooked rice with the chicken mixture and serve it like that.

Garnish with bit of fresh chilies, scallions(green part) and lemon zest if desired!

Recipe provided courtesy of Sandra’s Easy Cooking food blog.

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