Bok Choy and Chicken
Bok choy is a healthy Chinese cabbage with mildly bitter white stems and green leaves. They are many ways to cook them, for example: garlic bok choy.
If you go to a Chinese restaurant, the server would usually recommend two or three types of vegetable stir-fry: plain, garlic or with oyster sauce.
You choose your cooking styles and then the the type of vegetable you like.
Protein like chicken, shrimp or pork is commonly added to vegetables. This Chinese Bok Choy Chicken recipe is basically a stir-fried vegetable dish with chicken.
How to Cook Bok Choy like Chinese Restaurants?
There are two important cooking techniques and tips when it comes to vegetables:
- Do not kill your vegetables, they are already dead. A perfectly cooked bok choy should appear crisp and crunchy.
- The color of the cooked vegetables should be green and not purple. The stems and leafy green should be glossy.
Bok Choy Recipe Ideas
I love the combination of bok choy and chicken, but you can use a variety of ingredients for delicious recipe ideas.
- Use shrimp, such as baby bok choy with shrimp.
- Mushroom like this garlic mushroom bok choy recipe.
- Fish cake or sliced fish balls.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it Safe to Eat Raw Bok Choy?
Yes, after rinsing with cold water to remove the dirt trapped inside the stems and leaves, you can eat the vegetables. It’s completely safe.
Is it a Superfood?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of 41 powerhouse fruits and vegetables, it ranks number 2 under the label “Chinese cabbage.” It’s a superfood loaded with vitamin C, anti-oxidants such as Sulforaphane and Carotenoids.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 188 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
This meal is best served with other main dishes. For a wholesome Chinese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Serving Size 2 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 188Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 1.8gCholesterol 54mgSodium 97mgCarbohydrates 2.5gFiber 1.1gSugar 1.3gProtein 19.7g