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Bowls of asparagus and chicken stir fry

Asparagus and Chicken Stir Fry Recipe with Almond Butter Sauce

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


EASY asparagus and chicken stir fry is ready in 25 minutes! Drizzle the chicken stir fry with asparagus with the addicting sauce to eat. YUM!


  • 4 cloves garlic, divided
  • 2 tsp. minced ginger
  • 2 Tbspalmond butter (or any nut butter)
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili garlic sauce (more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lb. Michigan asparagus
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Cook rice as directed on package.
    Grate garlic. Peel ginger and grate.
    Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces. 

  2. Make peanut sauce: whisk together 2 cloves of grated garlic, grated ginger, almond butter, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce (add more if you like spice!), honey, rice wine vinegar, juice from 1/2 lime.

  3. Heat large pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil to pan and when hot, add chicken to pan. Season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes, until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside. 

  4. Add remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil to pan and add asparagus to pan. Saute for 3-4 minutes, until bright green. Add remaining 2 cloves of grated garlic to pan and cook another 1 minute. Add chicken back to pan and toss together. 

  5. Serve asparagus and chicken stir fry over rice and drizzle with almond butter sauce. 

  6. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired. 


  • Almond butter: You can use any nut or seed butter instead of the almond butter if you prefer, though I love the flavor it gives. 
  • Nutrition facts do not include rice. 

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