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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Baby Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry

Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

After a weekend of partying, gourmet eats and running around at Disney World, we’re ready for simple, homemade meals. This past weekend, Scott, Todd/Diane and I hosted our 6th Food Blog Forum event at Disney World (well, it’s 2nd time at Disney, 6th conference overall). I’ll be sharing lots of photos and thoughts from the event in another post – we’re all still decompressing!

Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

In the meantime, here’s one of our “house recipes” – something I make quite often and practically with my eyes closed. There’s no measurement, no weighing, just what you’d call a dump-n-stir, except this is more like a throw-in-n-stir-fry.

Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

The great thing about stir fries is that a little meat goes a long ways. Just 1/2 pound of ground chicken will feed 4 people. You can sub with any type of ground meat – I like chicken best.

Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

If you don’t have baby bok choy, sub with Napa Cabbage, regular Bok Choy, or any leafy vegetable like kale!

Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Baby Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry Recipe Video



Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes

If you love fish sauce (we do!) use 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon fish sauce instead.


2 teaspoons cooking oil
1/2 pound ground chicken
1 stalk green onion, chopped
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 pound bok choy, cut in half lengthwise
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil


In a wok or large saute pan over high heat, add the cooking oil. When hot, add ground chicken and saute until browned (but not fully cooked through). Lower heat to medium-high and add green onion, ginger and garlic and stir for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add bok choy to wok with the water, toss well to coat with the oil, aromatics and chicken. Cover the wok. Allow to cook for 2 minutes or until the bok choy is crisp-tender. Add soy sauce, sesame oil and toss well for 30 seconds. The baby bok choy should be just-tender in the stem, but not too soft. Serve immediately.

  Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

16 Responses to “Baby Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry”

  1. richard perkins — 5/21/13 @ 4:39 pm

    i love bok choy

  2. Barbara Lutnick — 5/21/13 @ 4:55 pm

    WOW! Cannot wait to make this recipe. Thank you so much.

    I may to have grow Bok Choy myself, to get the small size.

  3. Kalyn — 5/21/13 @ 9:41 pm

    Jaden, I love this recipe! (And fish sauce for me, please.)

  4. I’ve always done bok choy as a side dish, never thought to combine it with the meat and make a quick stir fry that way. Love the idea!

  5. I’ve never had bok choy and am not sure how to use it, but this looks mighty tasty! I love spinach, and this looks like it might taste similar?

    • SteamyKitchen — 5/23/13 @ 7:11 am

      Hi Ashley! Yes, use spinach – just cut down the cooking time once you add the spinach.

  6. This looks so delish! I love seeing the crumbled ground chicken in there. Adds so much flavor!

  7. Loving this recipe, we grow bok choy in our garden so we’re always looking for new recipes. I might try this base with some other greens too!

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  9. FrugalCat — 6/4/13 @ 10:59 am

    I made it with ground chicken thighs and Shanghai Bok choy. Also I like On Choy, which is a seasonal Bok Choy variety.

  10. I love bok choy cooked this way and have used ground pork in the past. You just inspired me to try it with ground chicken, which I’m sure my family will enjoy. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Jaden!

  11. Angie C — 6/12/13 @ 7:44 am

    My daughters and I like to use bok choy but we never though to use it this way. This recipe is yummy! Thank you

  12. richard perkins — 6/12/13 @ 10:45 am

    if that thanks was directed at me,then you’re more than welcome,i love bok choy.

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  14. bubblegum casting — 11/9/13 @ 2:11 pm

    I made this dish I was definitely tasty!

    Thanks for the great recipe!

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