A Flavorful Twist on Chicken and Bok Choy
When I stumbled upon this mouthwatering recipe in an issue of Everyday Food, I immediately knew I had to add Bok Choy to my grocery list. This Chicken Bok Choy Stir Fry is an absolute hit with everyone in my family. It’s incredible how a fantastic sauce can turn even the pickiest eaters into plate-cleaners.
The jalapeno in this recipe doesn’t bring much heat; instead, it adds an extra layer of flavor to the dish. If you crave some spiciness, feel free to increase the amount of jalapeno. My family loves a little kick, so I often add more to give the recipe some heat.
Bok choy, a mildly sweet Chinese cabbage, is the star of this stir fry. Its tender green leaves and crunchy stems add delicious texture and vibrant color to the dish. Reminiscent of our favorite side dish, Garlicky Ginger Joi Choi, this stir fry is a delightful fusion of flavors.
Preparing the Bok Choy and Chicken Stir Fry
Stir fries come together quickly on medium-high heat in a single skillet. That’s why I recommend prepping all the ingredients before turning on the stove. Start by whisking together soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar to create a flavorful sauce. Set it aside and get ready to cook.
Cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and toss them with garlic, ginger, and cornstarch. Chop the bok choy and jalapeno, ensuring they are ready to be added to the skillet.
Sauté the chicken mixture in a large skillet until lightly browned and just cooked through. The enticing fragrance of ginger and garlic will fill your kitchen, tantalizing your taste buds.
Next, add the bok choy and jalapeno to the pan, letting them cook for about a minute. While the bok choy leaves wilt and soften, the stems retain a satisfying crispness, offering a delightful texture to the stir fry.
Now it’s time to pour in the soy sauce mixture and stir until the chicken and bok choy are coated evenly. Cook over medium-high heat for a few more minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and everything to meld together.
Let’s Gather Ingredients for Bok Choy and Chicken Stir Fry
To make this delectable Bok Choy and Chicken Stir Fry, you’ll need:
- Boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
- Bok choy
- Olive oil
- Fresh ginger
- Garlic cloves
- Soy sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Brown sugar
If you’re a fan of stir-fries like me, then you won’t want to miss out on the other fantastic recipes I’ve tried. From Chicken and Bacon Stir Fry to Thai Steak and Green Bean Stir Fry, Ginger Chicken and Broccoli, and the classic Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry, there are plenty of flavor-packed options to explore.
For seafood lovers, there’s the Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry—a divine combination of sautéed shrimp, spicy barbecue sauce, succulent pineapple chunks, and vibrant red peppers.
And if you’re in the mood for something sweet and slightly spicy, don’t miss the Honey Sriracha Chicken Stir Fry. This dish features bite-sized, sticky-sweet chicken pieces and tender-crisp peppers, all coming together in under 20 minutes.
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(Originally published on 5/26/12 – recipe notes and photos updated on 3/2/23.)
Recipe adapted from and with thanks to Everyday Food