Chicken Asparagus Stirfry

Cooked up By Jade

Chicken Asparagus Stirfry

I’ve been asking Jade to finish blogging about this dish but she has been really busy with school and with Facebook her after school activities that she just hasn’t had the time and I was too eager to show off her cooking. Can you believe she cooked this up by herself one weeknight when she wanted to save me from having to cook when I got home from work? I think she did an awesome job!

She used one of her innovations for this dish, something we’ve got to calling the ‘cooking sauce’.
Cooking SauceWe do a lot of stir fries in our kitchen just because it’s fast and delicious and easy enough for the girls to make on their own. When I’ve cooked stir fries in the past, I just have all my sauces ready and start pouring them into the wok as I stir fry. But Jade, she came up with this idea of putting all the sauces together beforehand then pouring it all at the same time. Now why didn’t I think of that before? If you’ve ever been to the street food hawkers in Asia, they all have a cooking sauce container that they dip from to flavor their dishes.

So now, every time we stirfry we have a bowl full of cooking sauce on the ready. For this dish, Jade combined the following for the sauce:
Oyster Sauce
Soy Sauce
Teriyaki Sauce
Schiracha Hot Sauce
I’ll try to get the proportions next time because this time around, she said she didn’t measure, just poured a little bit of this and a little bit of that into the combination.

Here’s the rest of the INGREDIENTS:
5 boneless, skinless Chicken Thighs, sliced into bite sized pieces
3 Garlic cloves, chopped
1 Onion, sliced
1 lb. Asparagus, trimmed and sliced diagonally
1 yellow Bell Pepper, sliced into strips
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
2-4 Tablespoons Oil
chicken stirfryStart by coating the chicken pieces with cornstarch. Heat the oil in a wok and fry chicken in batches and set aside.

In the remaining oil (if there is more than a Tablespoon of oil left in the wok, drain some of it off), add the garlic and onions and stir for a minute or two until it is fragrant. Add the chicken pieces back and cook for a minute or two. Add the cooking sauce, stir, then add the asparagus and bell peppers. They don’t take long to cook, you really are just warming them up and mixing them into the chicken. We don’t cook them longer than a couple of minutes as we all prefer our vegetables to remain crisp. Adjust your seasonings, and serve immediately over rice.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

6 thoughts on “Chicken Asparagus Stirfry

  1. Manang

    Kudos to Jade for not only knowing how to cook at an early age, but also for being so thoughtful of her mother!

    Sigh…I wish I had a daughter like yours. My stepd is not as enthusiastic in the kitchen, and my sons only have the interest once in a while, but not without my supervision. My older son sometimes cook fried rice by himself. Nothing fancier…

    hi manana, thank you 🙂 I really am proud of her. She really knows her way around the kitchen now. That’s a start for your son to be able to make fried rice. My other daughter, Asi, only likes to cook dessert. And weirdly enough, she likes to cut up chicken. lol! I’m hoping maybe she’ll become a surgeon.

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  2. Heather in Beautiful BC

    Mmmmmmmmmmm…. that looks so good I can almost smell it! Now, I’m hungry 🙂

    … and smelled wonderful. Wish I could put out a plate for everyone to sample. I’m so proud of her. Last night she used the same technique, with beef and broccoli. yumm!

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  3. julie

    This is nice, my 13yo daughter too can cook up her own food. Involving our children in these kinds of activities help them be more self-sufficient 🙂

    As for the sauces, I have these lined up on the counter too 😀

    hi Julie, yes I do believe in empowering our kids to be self-sufficient. It pains me when I see kids/teens/young adults who can’t do anything without mommy.

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  4. daria369

    She is quite a cook, this daughter of yours – and I want to congratulate you on involving your kids like this – it’s a priceless knowledge and as everything else, learning how to cook is so much easier and faster at a young age… 🙂

    Hi Daria, thanks. She is getting to be quite a good cook. I think I forgot to teach her how to clean the kitchen though LOL!

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  5. Munchkin Mommy

    like mother like daughter! i can’t wait for my daughter to start whipping her own dishes in the kitchen. she’s four now…eleven more years of waiting then? hee hee. but she likes helping when i bake and she hovers around the kitchen when i cook. that’s a good sign, diba? 😀

    hi Weng, that’s a great start. My girls grew up in the kitchen. They used to play drums on the pots and pans while I cooked. Then they wanted getting their hands on what I’m cooking like Abby is doing now 🙂 So yeah, that’s a good sign. She’ll be cooking for you soon!

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