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Easy Chicken & Baby Bok Choy Recipe

Heavily flavored with garlic and ginger, this low carb, Easy Chicken & Baby Bok Choy Recipe is such a tasty and light dinner on a weeknight when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

plate with easy ginger garlic chicken and baby bok choy dinner recipe.

This past weekend, we spent a lot of time looking at houses near the Dekalb Farmers Market. If you live in Atlanta, you have probably been to, or heard of, this foodie landmark. If you don’t live here – gosh, this place is worth the move!

I kid, I kid.

Seriously though, the Dekalb Farmers Market is a mecca for foodies like you and me. They have everything from fresh produce to spices to wine to a restaurant ~ all under one roof!

Over the years, I’ve spent an absurd amount of time perusing their aisles filled with new fruits, unique veggies, fresh fish, and insanely cheap spices. Even these days I manage to find something there I had not tried before.

Speaking of foods that have not been tried, when my daughter was a toddler, we used to play a foodie-game. I’d take her to a grocery store or the Dekalb Farmers Market and have her pick out a new-to-her fruit or veggie for us to bring home and try together.

Yes, I hid avocado in chocolate cupcakes and beets in pizza dough, but, I also wanted her to make food-related choices and enjoy trying out her choices.

baby bok choy on a cutting board.

Well, this weekend, after our last house tour, we headed to the Dekalb Farmers Market to de-stress. And, it was here that we spotted some fresh baby bok choy.

Neither of us had tried baby bok choy before, so we both figured we would relive the game of her youth and bring some home to try.

We got home late and I really wasn’t in the mood to cook. But, after my daughter put away all the veggies and fruits, there was no room for the baby bok choy and a package of chicken. So, I decided I would whip up a super quick dinner with them.

After consulting Google, I realized that baby bok choy cooks super fast. So, I decided to chop up the chicken and saute it along with some grated fresh ginger and grated fresh garlic, first.

preparing easy baby bok choy dinner recipe in a pan.

Grating garlic can be tricky ~ but grated garlic ads so much flavor to this. The trick is to find garlic with extra large garlic cloves.

How to make this easy chicken & baby bok choy dinner?

I started off this dish by sauteing the chicken with some grated garlic and grated ginger. I also added in some coriander and smoked paprika to flavor the chicken. Then, I added in the baby bok choy. As the chicken and baby bok choy sauteed, the ginger and garlic started to brown a bit. I figured I would just serve the chicken and baby bok choy and leave the bits of browned ginger and garlic in the pan.

the best chicken and baby bok choy recipe on a plate with fork - ready for dinner.

It was then that my daughter grabbed a spoon to start her taste testing. She grabbed some of those browned bits of ginger and garlic and started swooning. She insisted that those bits were incredibly flavor packed and had to make it onto the plate.

And I gotta say, she was right! Those browned bits and pieces of ginger and garlic made this chicken and baby bok choy dinner one heck of a tasty meal. And, it doesn’t hurt that from preparation to plating, this easy, tasty recipe took less than 25 minutes!

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plate with easy ginger garlic chicken and baby bok choy dinner recipe.

Easy Chicken & Baby Bok Choy Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Heavily flavored with garlic and ginger, this Easy Chicken & Baby Bok Choy Recipe is such a tasty and light dinner on a weeknight when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 baby bok choy
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley and chili flakes to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Clean the baby bok choy by rinsing the bulbs under cold running water. Then slice off the very end of the baby bok choy near the bulb. Then, cut the baby bok choy into quarters.
  2. Next, peel the garlic cloves and the ginger, and set aside.
  3. Chop the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
  4. Add oil to a large frying pan and when slightly warm, add in the chicken.
  5. Using a grater, grate the ginger and garlic cloves onto the chicken. Also sprinkle in the coriander and smoked paprika over the chicken. and saute, stirring often for about 7 minutes or until chicken starts to brown.
  6. Then add in the quartered baby bok choy and turn the heat down to low. Cover pan and let baby bok choy cook for 5-7 minutes or until baby bok choy is slightly wilted.
  7. Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper, garnish with parsley and chili flakes (optional) and enjoy warm!
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 102mgSodium 295mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 41g

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Dannii

Friday 31st of July 2020

What a delicious and simple dish. I can't wait to try it.

David @ Spiced

Friday 31st of July 2020

Wait. Houses in Dekalb? Dekalb is not near me. I do not approve. Just kidding! I do understand why you'd want to be next door neighbors to the International Farmer's Market. I'm jealous!! In other news, it looks like you made quite the dish with your findings at the farmer's market. I've never cooked baby bok choy, but now you've inspired me - if I can find it! Also, whenever I see bok choy, I think about "bonk choy" from Plants vs. Zombies. Haha!

GINA

Friday 31st of July 2020

Bok choy goes so well with the flavors in this dish - a great easy weeknight meal!

Lisa Huff

Friday 31st of July 2020

I never think of buying bok choy. Man, I've been missing out. I really need to start buying it more. Perfect in this chicken dish!