Boil, steam, or microwave asparagus until just tender; drain.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large pan; add rice, stir about 2 minutes or until rice is coated with oil.
Add garlic; cook, stirring, until garlic is just soft.
Add hot stock, in batches; cook, stirring, over low heat until stock is absorbed between additions and rice is tender.
Gently stir asparagus, chicken, cheese and cream into risotto.