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Post Workout Lemon Ginger Chicken & Asparagus Stir-fry

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This lemon ginger chicken is just the thing your body needs after a good workout. Packed full of nutrients and with a prep time of 15 minutes, it is too good to pass up. The great thing about this recipe is that you probably have most if not all of the ingredients in your pantry already. Now, if you are ready to have the best lemon ginger chicken of your life, you better roll up those sleeves!

To begin with, here is everything that you are going to need for the lemon chicken recipe. First things first, you are going to need six ounces of chicken breast, although chicken thigh is also an option. Next up, you will need seven asparagus spears, one and a half cups of brown rice, spray coconut oil, and sesame seeds which you can add as a new texture or a new flavor profile.

When it comes to the sauce, you will need the following ingredients: three-quarters to a tablespoon of Bragg Liquid Aminos, juice from a whole lemon, half a tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar, one teaspoon of ginger paste, half a tablespoon of raw organic honey, and optionally, to thicken the sauce you can use one teaspoon of tapioca starch.

Now, it’s time for cooking. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Remove the bottom part of the asparagus and cut the rest into small pieces as well. Next up, take a bowl and mix all of the ingredients that are required for the sauce. Take a skillet, cover it with coconut oil and cook the chicken for about five minutes on medium heat until it is almost done. Add the asparagus and cook for another two minutes. Now reduce the heat and add the sauce making sure that everything gets coated. You can enjoy this with brown rice or any other carbohydrate option. Do enjoy this ginger chicken as much as you want!

Post Workout Lemon Ginger Chicken & Asparagus Stir-fry

Ingredients

* Optional Substitution Note

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 6oz chicken breast (raw)
  • 7 asparagus spears
  • 1/2 cup brown rice (cooked)*
  • spray coconut oil
  • sesame seeds for texture and added flavor
  • Sauce:
    • 3/4 – 1 tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos
    • juice from 1 lemon
    • 1/2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tsp ginger paste
    • 1/2 tbsp raw, organic honey
    • 1 tsp tapioca starch as a thickener*

(*) – denotes optional ingredient

Steps

Step 1

Chop chicken into small pieces. Cut off the white bottom of the asparagus spears then chop the remaining spear into pieces.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

Step 3

Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil and set on medium high heat.

Step 4

Add chicken to the pan and cook for between 5 – 7 minutes or until the pieces are 85% cooked.

Step 5

Toss in chopped asparagus and stir with a wooden spatula. Allow the asparagus to sear for about 2 minutes.

Step 6

Reduce heat and then pour in the sauce. Stir quickly to ensure all the chicken and asparagus are equally coated.

Step 7

Enjoy with brown rice or your choice of complex carbohydrate.

Approximate macros WITHOUT brown rice:

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Details

Cook 9min
Total 9min

Nutrition per serving

Calories269cal
Protein43g
Fats2g
Carbs20g
Fiber2g
Sugar12g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!