How To Make Easy And Delicious Lemony Chicken Stir Fry With Asparagus

Stir fries are the best busy weeknight dinner option – you just can’t beat getting your daily serving of veggies and protein in one convenient bowl. Lemony Chicken Stir Fry with Asparagus is a new addition to my roster, and it’s just as delicious as it is easy to make.

This recipe is packed with flavor, and you won’t be able to get enough of the sauce that’s great for covering a bed of rice. We used the Ballarini Firenze Wok which is just perfect for ensuring your food doesn’t stick, and browns up in all the right places. For those no- or low-carb diets, this stir fry tastes just as good on its own as well. Don’t forget to top with lemon zest for a zing you just can’t beat!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook asparagus and oil in a skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  2. When 1 minute remains, add garlic. Set asparagus and garlic aside.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Increase heat to high and cook chicken until browned.
  5. Set chicken aside and add soy sauce and chicken broth to skillet.
  6. Bring to boil for about 1 minute.
  7. Add lemon juice, water, and cornstarch and stir for about 1 minute.
  8. Return chicken and asparagus to pan and coat with sauce.
  9. Top with lemon zest.

Written by Tijani Jackson and originally published on Shared.

Watch How This Clever PE Teacher Gets Kids To Exercise

Getting kids to exercise is always a challenge, especially when they’re in physical education class and feel like they’re being forced to do something. I hated running miles and doing stretches as a kid, and it took a lot of motivating to get me to become involved in PE class. Most teachers deal with this attitude from students, who would rather be playing games with their friends or chatting over toys, which means the teachers need to get creative when it comes to getting kids moving without much complaint.

One PE teacher at West Elementary School in Batesville, Arkansas, has figured out a genius way to get kids exercising. The teacher projects neon bugs on a wall to get kids amped about running around. The bugs move, and kids try to throw balls at the bugs. You can take a look for yourself in the video below:

According to the West Elementary School Facebook page, where the video was posted, the idea for this virtual throwing activity was found on the website PE Central, a website for K-12 physical educators that provides information and resources to help provide the best physical education to their students. The images are projected from an app called Jitterbug Friskies, which is, funnily enough, actually meant for cats. The teacher uses his or her iPhone to run the app, and using an Apple TV, connects it to the projector.

“You control when the bugs blow up, but the kids don’t have to know that,” read a comment on the video from the West Elementary School Facebook page. “They love playing this game.”

The video seemed to garner a lot of attention on Facebook, with over 32 million views and almost 600,000 shares. It may not be the most conventional PE class you’ve ever seen, but the kids are moving and having a good time while they’re doing it, so it seems to be getting the job done!