Looks Like Spring

As I went through the produce at the green grocer the other day, I saw asparagus, WHAT? Already? It seems a little early, but I’ll take it, I mean buy it.

Chinese style Chicken Asparagus

Chinese-style Chicken and Asparagus


3 boneless-skinless Chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces (or breast meat if you prefer)

An equal amount of Asparagus, cut into large bite size pieces

Garlic, sliced, as much or as little as you like

1 Tbsp. fresh Ginger, finely grated

Vegetable Oil

2 Tbsp. Low-sodium Soy Sauce

2 Tbsp. Low-sodium chicken broth

1 Tbsp. Mirin

1 tsp Sesame Oil

1 tsp Corn Starch

1-2 stalks Green Onion, sliced


Heat a large skillet with just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan; sauté the chicken until just done. Add the asparagus with just a little water into the pan. Cover and allow the veg to steam until crisp tender. Add in the garlic and ginger; cook for 30 seconds. In a small dish, mix together all of the liquids and whisk in the corn starch. Pour the mixture over the chicken & veg, once it comes to a bubble, add the green onions, reserving some of the onions to top your dish. Once the sauce has thickened to your liking, serve over steamed rice or noodles.


This recipe serves two very hunger adults.

This recipe can be adapted to any meat you prefer, as well as veggie.  If the snow peas look good that day at the market, go for it.

Remember that a recipe is just someone else’s idea, you take it and run with it.



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4 thoughts on “Looks Like Spring

  1. Hollygirl March 22, 2013 at 11:18 am Reply

    Looks delicious and simple enuf for even ME, the lazy cook…LOL What is Mirin? I have not heard of it before, Auntie?

    • auntiedoni March 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm Reply

      Hollygirl, you can find this in the ‘Asian section’ of the grocery. It’s a type of rice wine, though you could use a bit od dry white wine or vermouth in stead or even left that ingredient out all together. Now that’s two dish I need to make for you guys on our next visit. 😉

  2. Mrs Beans March 23, 2013 at 8:41 pm Reply

    Yum! I love just about anything dealing with a meat, veggie over rice.

    • auntiedoni March 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm Reply

      ME TOO! This morning for breakfast we had vienna sausage, egss and rice, Oh My GAWD, over the MOON!

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