Chicken and Bok Choy Stir Fry

This is a quick and easy stir-fry with great fresh flavor and garlic grilled chicken. Bok choy is a leafy vegetable that tastes great with mild seasoning and light cooking as in this recipe. I served it up with a small amount of fluffy jasmine rice, since it's so quick cooking, but you can also try brown rice or wild rice.

Ingredients

  • 8 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders (or 4 chicken breasts)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium Stir Fry Sauce
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced on an angle
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 4 cups baby bok choy, stems removed, large leaves chopped
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/4 Red onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • 4 green onions, sliced for garnish
  • 1 cup Rice, White, Long-grain, Regular, Cooked

Makes 4

Directions

    1. Preheat grill or stove-top grill pan if using.
    2. Prepare the bok choy; cut off the stem, leave the small inner bok choy intact. Wash all leaves thoroughly under cool water.
    3. Coat chicken in stir-fry sauce and grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 165'F, ~3-5 minutes for chicken tenders (~6-8 minutes for chicken breasts), set aside on a plate covered with foil to keep warm. *You can also use a stove-top grill pan or panini press for the chicken!
    4. In a wok or large saute pan over medium heat, add 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, garlic and ginger and stir constantly until fragrant about 1 minute.
    5. Add in sliced carrots, bell peppers, onion and snow peas, stir-fry for 2 minutes.
    6. Add in bok choy leaves, toss to coat. Pour in 1/4 cup chicken broth and cover.
    7. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until vegetables are tender but colors are still vibrant.
    8. Drizzle with a few drops of toasted sesame oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
    9. Serve with steamed rice (1/4 cup rice on top ~10grams of carb) and grilled chicken.
    10. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.

Tip: When adding rice to a recipe such as this, try using a small ice cream scoop and adding the rice *On top* of your stir fry rather than under it. You'll eat less rice and still get some rice in every bite!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 231
  • calories from fat: 19
  • cholesterol: 46mg
  • dietary fiber: 4.1g
  • potassium: 544mg
  • protein: 26.6g
  • sodium: 477mg
  • sugars: 9.8g
  • total carbohydrates: 25.9g
  • total fat: 2.1g
  • trans fat: 0.0g
Photograph by Kelly Dabel. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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