Two white round bowls with lettuce and stir-fry chicken with bok choy with wooden chop sticks on white towels and small white bowls of soy sauce all on a white surface (with logo overlay)

Stir-Fry Chicken with Bok Choy

Stir-fry chicken is taken to a new level by adding crunchy bits of bok choy along with an orange juice and soy sauce coating.

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Some nights, I need a simple dinner. Other nights, I have a bit more time to spend making a meal. And still, other nights hit that in-between place. Stir-fry chicken with bok choy is a perfect meal for those in-between nights. It only takes about 30 minutes, but they are an active 30 minutes.

I’ve made chicken stir-fry in a few ways, including chicken fried rice and General Tso’s chicken. But this time, I decided to add some bok choy. I had it leftover from another meal and didn’t want it to go to waste. I typically cook with the white part of the bok choy. It’s crispy and juicy, so adds a nice crunch to the meal.

Stir-Fry Chicken with Bok Choy Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice, no pulp
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 bok choy, trimmed, cleaned, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Preparation

Toss chicken with 3 tbsp of cornstarch and shake off excess.

Heat 3 tbsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes, flipping as needed.

Meanwhile, in a small bowlwhisk the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, red pepper, and 1 tbsp cornstarch.

Remove the chicken from the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and add the sesame oil, bok choy, and salt, cooking until browned, about 5-7 minutes.

Remove the bok choy from the skillet and set aside with the cooked chicken.

Add the ginger, garlic, and 1 tbsp vegetable oil to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes.

Pour in the orange juice mixture and cook until thickened.

Stir in the chicken and bok choy and flip to coat.

Divide among 4 serving plates and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Leftovers

Place leftover stir-fry chicken in an airtight container once it has completely cooled. Refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in a skillet with a bit of olive oil and heat on medium-low until just warmed through.

Stir-Fry Chicken with Bok Choy Recipe

Originally Published On: November 24, 2021

Two white round bowls with lettuce and stir-fry chicken with bok choy with wooden chop sticks on white towels and small white bowls of soy sauce all on a white surface

Stir-Fry Chicken with Bok Choy

Stir-fry chicken is taken to a new level by adding crunchy bits of bok choy along with an orange juice and soy sauce coating.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
bok choy
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chicken
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one pan
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orange juice
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soy sauce
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stir fry
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice (no pulp)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 bok choy (trimmed, cleaned, cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)

Instructions

  • Toss chicken with 3 tbsp of cornstarch and shake off excess
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes, flipping as needed
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, red pepper, and 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • Remove the chicken from the pan
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the sesame oil, bok choy, and salt, cooking until browned, about 5-7 minutes
  • Remove the bok choy from the skillet and set aside with the cooked chicken
  • Add the ginger, garlic, and 1 tbsp vegetable oil to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes
  • Pour in the orange juice mixture and cook until thickened
  • Stir in the chicken and bok choy and flip to coat
  • Divide among 4 serving plates and garnish with sesame seeds if desired
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Nutrition Facts
Stir-Fry Chicken with Bok Choy
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 615 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 35g175%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 781mg33%
Potassium 771mg22%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 4841IU97%
Vitamin C 60mg73%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Stir-Fry Chicken with Bok Choy FAQs

What is a bok choy?

Bok choy is actually a type of Chinese cabbage.
Src: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok_choy

What does bok choy taste like?

“Bok choy has a mild, cabbage-like flavor. As with most dark leafy greens, the green part of bok choy has a slightly bitter mineral flavor. The white stalk is full of water and has a crunchy yet juicy texture.”
Src: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/bok-choy-guide#what-does-bok-choy-taste-like

Why do you call this a stir-fry?

Stir-fry is a Chinese cooking method. The ingredients are thrown in a pan (traditionally a wok) and stirred often while cooking.
Src: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stir_frying

13 thoughts on “Stir-Fry Chicken with Bok Choy”

  1. I made something similar to this for my grown kids right after Christmas. It was nice to all be together and I wanted to do something different than tacos, which is what we usually revert to when we get together because it’s habit.

  2. I definitely want to try this. I have never had bok choy before, but it’s definitely on my list of foods to try this year.

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