5 from 2 votes

Low Fat Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Traditionally this stir-fry is served with rice, however be as adventurous as you feel. Maybe wilt spinach and serve it atop that or use rice noodles, depending on your mood.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 165
Author: Hallie Harron | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves


  • In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, fish sauce, arrowroot, soy sauce and broth.
  • Process the ginger and garlic to a paste in a food processor, or by hand.
  • Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. When hot, add the chicken pieces and cook until all sides turn a light white color.
  • Remove chicken to a plate and add the ginger-garlic paste to skillet. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add asparagus to skillet and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the lime juice mixture, add the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the asparagus is crisp yet tender.
  • Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Welcome additions and variations to this stir-fry include sliced red bell peppers, chopped mushrooms and green onions.
Serving size: 1-1/4 cups (about 5 ounces)
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *0
Nutrition Facts
Low Fat Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry
Amount Per Serving (1 -1/4 cups (about 5 ounces))
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.8g4%
Carbohydrates 5.5g2%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Protein 29.6g59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken asparagus skillet, one-pan chicken with asparagus, savory asparagus chicken stir fry