Friday, July 17, 2009

Wok Seared Chicken with Asparagus

The weekend is here & that's a beautiful thing. I hope everyone enjoys theirs. For me, there will be sunning & swimming on the homefront with a few meals thrown in as well as a minor home renovation I am very excited about.

We have one of those bi-fold pantry doors & the pantry is not very large. When the door is open it feels like it's taking up half the space to access the closet. So, we have someone coming in to brace the door, making it like a regular one. Then we'll also be able to put shelves on the door to create more space. Hey, sometimes it's the little things that make me happy.

Onto something else that made me pleased. I found this East meets West dish on Eating Well's site. It's delicious & really satisfies the craving for pasta without feeling guilty as well as fill the protein & veggie need.

1 tblsp toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 lbs fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 lb chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
4 scallions, trimmed & cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tblsp minced fresh ginger
1 tblsp oyster-flavored sauce
1 tsp chile-garlic sauce
1/4 cup shelled salted pistachios, coarsely chopped

Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add asparagus; cook, stirring, for 2-4 minutes, depending on how soft you like your asparagus. Add chicken; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Stir in scallions, ginger, oyster sauce & chile-garlic sauce; cook, stirring, until the chicken is cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir in pistachios & serve immediately. Makes 4 servings

{Food for Thought}

Regular sesame oil as opposed to toasted works just fine. I also did not use fresh ginger so I sprinkled it a few times. No exact measurement. I served this over whole grain thin spaghetti & once I added the pasta to the hot pan I also added just a little pasta water to help bind it all together.

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Have a great weekend everyone!!!!! I'll be coming around to cath with you for sure.


B said...

I am totally drooling. Mmmmm.

Kerstin said...

Yay for a new pantry door :)

Your pasta looks super tasty and I love all the asparagus you packed in!

Hope you have a great weekend too!

Lorie said...

That looks SO GOOD! I just watched a Good Eats episode all about Woks and now I NEED one!!!

Michelle said...

This looks so good........I'm making it this weekend!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Another one that looks so good I wil have to print it.
Hope all is well!

Chef Chuck said...

I love the noodles and veggies!! Chicken too! Nice dish :)

Scary Mommy said...

Ohhhhh, that looks delicious! I miss seeing you around more, my friend! :)

Jaime said...

that looks so yummy! I'll give it a try.

Woman Interrupted said...

OMG! I've been away for a week and I've missed some great recipes. YUM!

I'm still working on my wok technique but now that I have a great old seasoned wok and a new non stick one, no excuses!

Pam said...

I am lovng this pasta dish and the one down below with the shrimp and feta. It looks like I'll be making some pasta this weekend.

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

I am embarrassed to tell you that we ate OUT ALL THREE MEALS today, ha!

Elra said...

Simply delicious and irresistible!

Wibeche og Rune said...

That looks very good:)


Kelly said...

oh yum..that looks so good!
How are ya? :D

Life with Kaishon said...

It looks fantastical! : ). Are you excited about the Julie and Julia movie coming out? I can't wait. I always think of you and one of my other cooking blog friends when I see commercials for it. It looks good!