I love dishes that add a little fresh fruit to them. For this dish I got to use an orange from my parents that they grow in their back yard. The only thing I think I would do differently is maybe cook the sauce with a little cornstarch to thicken it then toss the asparagus and chicken in it so you have more of a coating then something the rice just soaks up.
Orange Chicken with Asparagus
(Adapted from Fitness Magazine)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 ounces chicken
1 minced garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups chopped asparagus
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
juice and zest of 1 orange
Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Sauté 4 ounces chicken, sliced into 1/2-inch strips; 1 minced garlic clove; and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 7 minutes.
Add 2 cups chopped asparagus and cook 3 minutes more.
In a small bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, and juice and zest of 1 orange.
Add to skillet and cook 1 minute. Serve over 1/2 cup cooked brown rice.