Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet
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Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet

Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet

Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet
This Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet recipe is quick, delicious, and satisfying! It’s made from scratch with no processed ingredients. Ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect meal prep recipe to keep your taste buds happy and your belly full. Whole30 compliant.

This Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet is a serious life-saver weeknight dinner recipe!

In my opinion, a weeknight dinner should be easy, quick, and satisfying -yet- healthy-ish. And this Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet recipe totally fits the bill.

WHY DO I LOVE THIS RECIPE
It’s made in less than 30 minutes,
Good for you ingredients
Perfect for meal prep.
It’s DELICIOUS.
The sauce in this dish is divine! To make it a bit healthy-ish, I use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and tapioca starch instead of cornstarch.

Jazz up your weeknight dinner with this Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet.

a blue skillet with Healthy Chicken and Asparagus
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED
Please check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact quantities and detailed instructions (scroll down).

Skinless boneless chicken breasts – or chicken tights is that you like.
Salt and black pepper
Garlic powder
Coconut aminos – or low sodium soy sauce.
Chicken broth
Tapioca starch – or corn starch
Ginger – ground or fresh
Cayenne pepper – The cayenne pepper adds a subtle spicy kick to this recipe. If you don’t like the heat, feel free to avoid this ingredient.
Olive oil
Garlic
Mushroom
Asparagus
Scallions
Sesame seeds – I used black sesame seeds.
closeup view of chicken, asparagus, mushrooms tossed with sauce and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.
Please check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact quantities and detailed instructions (scroll down).

1 – SEASON THE CHICKEN
chicken breast with salt, pepper and powder garlic in a bowl
2 – MAKE THE SAUCE
Mix coconut aminos, chicken broth, tapioca starch, ginger, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl until well combined and no lumps.

ingredients to make sauce for healthy chicken in a bowl
3 – COOK THE CHICKEN
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink and cooked. Remove chicken from the skillet and reserve.

chicken breast being cooked in a blue skillet
4 – SAUTE THE VEGGIES
Add garlic and sauté, constantly stirring, until fragrant. Then, add mushrooms and asparagus and cook until slightly tender.

mushrooms and asparagus in a skillet
5 – ADD THE COOKED CHICKEN
Return the chicken to the pan, stir in the reserved coconut aminos mixture; toss to heat through. Bring to a full boil to thicken.

a hand holding a bowl with sauce for healthy chicken
6 – GARNISH AND SERVE
Garnish with sliced and scallions and sesame seed, if desired. Serve with mashed potatoes, white rice, quinoa, or vegetables.

EASY HEALTHY CHICKEN AND ASPARAGUS SKILLET FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS COCONUT AMINOS?
Coconut aminos is a sauce that resembles a light soy sauce or tamari. It’s made from a blend of aged coconut sap and sea salt. The delicious sauce has a rich, savory flavor with a touch of sweetness. It’s naturally gluten-free and vegan.

IN WHAT RECIPES CAN I USE COCONUT AMINOS?
Almost any recipe that calls for soy sauce can be made with coconut aminos instead.

WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF COCONUT AMINOS AND TAPIOCA STARCH?
Use low sodium soy sauce to substitute coconut aminos and cornstarch instead of tapioca starch.

I AM FOLLOWING THE WHOLE30 PROGRAM…CAN I STILL MAKE THIS RECIPE?
Yes! This recipe is 100% Whole30 compliant.

Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet
This Easy Healthy Chicken and Asparagus Skillet recipe is quick, delicious and satisfying! It’s made from scratch with no processed ingredients. Ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect meal prep recipe to keep your taste buds happy and your belly full. Whole30 compliant.

INGREDIENTS

5 – 6 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 kg – 2.2 lb)
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons garlic powder
½ cup (120 ml) coconut aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
½ cup (120 ml) chicken broth
1 tablespoon (10 g) tapioca starch (or corn starch)
1 teaspoon ginger (see notes)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (see notes)
4 tablespoons (60 ml) olive oil, separated
6 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz. (230 g) mushroom, sliced
1 lb. (450 g) asparagus, woody stems trimmed, sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 bunch green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (I used black sesame seeds)
INSTRUCTIONS

Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
chicken breast with salt, pepper and powder garlic in a bowl
Mix coconut aminos, chicken broth, tapioca starch, ginger and cayenne pepper in a small bowl until well combined and no lumps.
ingredients to make sauce for healthy chicken in a bowl

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook about 8 -10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and cooked, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from the skillet and reserve.

 Return the chicken to the pan and stir in the reserved coconut aminos mixture; toss to heat through. Bring to a full boil to thicken.
mushrooms and asparagus in a skillet

Garnish with sliced and scallions and sesame seed, if desired.

Server with mashed potatoes, white rice, quinoa, or vegetables.

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