Orange-Chicken and Asparagus

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:59
Orange-Chicken and Asparagus


Feeling Fit and Fabulous for Europe!  Join the journey with us for a new fit and healthy you!  Planning and getting ready for a European vacation also means having a fit and healthy body.  Having energy and feeling good on vacation is very important, especially in Europe with all those stairs and lugging suitcases around.  

So, are you ready for that challenge? 

Taking care of YOU includes:

Plenty of sleep

Lots of water

Exercise each day

AND eating healthy!

Eating clean meals, food that is fresh and delicious can be part of that journey. Protein shakes with fruit can also be a great meal substitute for breakfast or lunch, which is perfect ‘on the go' food.  Evening meals don’t need to stress you out, just follow some clean meal recipes, like this one and you’ll be on your way to Feeling Fit and Fabulous!

This orange-chicken and asparagus dish is packed with flavor, you will love it.  If you like soft asparagus (like my husband) then cook it longer than instructed.





Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
30 minutes


chicken breasts or thighs (skinless and boneless, cut into pieces)
1 T
olive oil (or avocado oil)
2 lb
fresh asparagus (trim off ends, slice into 1/2" pieces)
small yellow onion (diced)
8 oz
mushrooms (cut up)
1 T
grated fresh ginger
4 clv
garlic (minced)
1⁄2 c
low sodium chicken broth
fresh oranges (squeezed)
2 T
raw honey
2 T
salt and pepper


1 In a large skillet, heat ½ of the oil, when hot add chicken pieces and season lightly with salt and pepper
2 Sauté until cooked through, remove chicken from pan to a plate
3 Using the same skillet, add remaining oil, add asparagus to the hot oil then onion, and mushrooms. Sauté for five minutes then add in garlic and ginger, cook for one more minute
4 Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk together chicken broth, orange juice, honey and cornstarch
5 Pour chicken broth mixture into skillet with veggies, season with salt and pepper
6 Bring to a boil, stir constantly until it thickens, about 1 minute
7 Toss chicken into mixture. Serve over brown rice or quinoa