Asparagus Chicken Stir-Fry

1/2 pound fresh asparagus
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
4 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil, divided
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into thin 1-inch strips
Hot cooked rice

Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces, discarding tough bottoms of spears.

In a small bowl, mix together the hoisin sauce and brown sugar and set aside.

Heat wok or large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Stir fry asparagus for approximately 2 minutes. Remove from the wok and keep warm.

Heat wok to high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the chicken pieces and stir fry until the chicken is no longer pink. Add the reserved asparagus and hoisin/sugar sauce and stir fry all together until pieces are well-coated with sauce.

Serve over the hot rice.

Makes 2 servings.

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