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Chicken and Asparagus with Black Bean Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 35 min.
Bring savory Asian flavors to your dinner table with this quick stir-fry.


  • 1 1/2 Tbs peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbs Chinese black bean garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 lb asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 lb boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 red jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbs cornstarch, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  • In wok or large, deep sided skillet warm peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, Chinese black bean garlic sauce, ginger, and salt; toss and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Raise heat to high, add asparagus, onion, and bell pepper. Toss and stir until coated with oil and sauce, about 1 minute.
  • Add chicken and cook, tossing, until opaque and firm, about 3 - 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, soy sauce, sugar, and chili; bring mixture to a boil, cover and cook additional minute until asparagus is tender but still crunchy.
  • Add cornstarch mixture and oyster sauce, if using. Cook, stirring continuously, until sauce thickens for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in sesame oil; serve hot.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 211
  Calories from Fat 89 (42%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(24%)Cholesterol 71mg
(33%)Sodium 802mg
(14%)Potassium 486mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(41%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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