Three quick facts about asparagus....

1. Take note and inspect your asparagus spears closely. Female asparagus stalks are plumper than male stalks! 

2. For tender tasting asparagus go for bunches that are vivid green. 

3. Asparagus does not store well at all. Try to use it straight away or within 3 days.

The chicken and asparagus combination in this recipe is one of my favourite combinations.  This is my basic, go-to grilled chicken and veg meal, perfect for a quick MP meal.

Prep & Cook Time:
20 minutes

Serves: 4

2 double breasted boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 4 fillets)
2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
50 mls chicken broth
1 tbls freshly grated ginger
2 bunches asparagus
4 tbls salt-reduced soy sauce
2 tbls rice vinegar
¼ - ½ tsp cayenne pepper for a little spice hit! (optional)
fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste
fresh lemon wedges squeezed when serving
drizzle with flaxseed oil when serving
canola oil spray

Step 1. Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill pan on medium. Lightly spray with oil, then cook chicken breasts on grill for 7-8 minutes each side or until cooked through. Set aside when cooked.

Step 2. In a non-stick frypan add chicken broth and garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.

Step 3
.  Add asparagus, soy sauce, vinegar and grated ginger to broth. Sprinkle lightly with chili flakes, stir together and cover. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. You may have to cook for an extra couple minutes if the asparagus is thick.

Step 4: Plate up asparagus and squeeze wedge of lemon over the spears. Top with grilled chicken, season with pepper and salt and drizzle with flaxseed oil. Enjoy.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a fresh mixed salad or additional steamed/sauteed vegetables. To consume inside the Metabolic Window, simply add your choice of high energy-carbs.

For the complete macro-nutrient breakdown and other great recipes, members can go to the MP Cookbible online.

For more great recipes, visit my blog page - 'What do I Eat'.

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