Stir fry recipes are great when you have very little time. I also find that they offer a great way to use up lots of leftover vegetables that have been taking up space in my refrigerator. One of my favorite Weight Watchers Stir Fry Recipes is this Chicken and Asparagus dish. The chicken soaks up all the flavor of the marinade, making it incredibly flavorful, and the fresh asparagus is delicious! Each serving comes out to just 5 Points, so serve it with steamed brown rice, Soba noodles, or even over some zucchini noodles. Enjoy!
Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry
Juicy chicken breast that’s been marinated in a flavorful soy based marinade with a hint of sweet, stir fried with fresh asparagus, this Weight Watchers chicken recipe is a real winner. It’s easy to prepare and makes a great weeknight dinner.
- 1lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1lb asparagus, trimmed and chopped
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Juice from 1 lime
- In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, garlic, honey, half of the sesame oil, and lime juice. Add the chicken pieces, cover and marinate at least 3 hours.
- Heat remaining sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the red pepper flakes and asparagus. Cook until asparagus is tender, but not soft, about 5-7 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Remove chicken pieces from the marinade, add to skillet, and brown evenly on all sides, about 5 minutes. Pour in reserved marinade, and cook until chicken is throughly cooked through, about another 5 minutes. Toss in asparagus, and sauté until evenly heated.
- Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds and serve.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 15 minute(s)
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/4 cups
Each serving = 4 Smart Points/4 Points
PER SERVING: 207calories; 4.68g fat; 0.72g saturated fat; 10.5g carbohydrate; 5g sugar; 27g protein; 3.02g fiber