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Sesame chicken and bok choy stir-fry

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
20 min
15 min
This quick and efficient stir-fry is perfect for a weeknight dinner coming to the table in around 30 minutes. Bok choy is the star vegetable featuring tender leaves that wilt like spinach with a stem that stays crunchy when cooked in a stir-fry. For special occasions or to add visual interest, purchase smaller heads of bok choy and simply cut them vertically into 4 pieces before cooking. The striking color addition of some roasted red bell pepper will brighten your dish even further. Coating the chicken in cornstarch keeps it tender and juicy. Serve over rice or cellophane noodles to soak up some of the flavorful juices. Stir in a hint of heat with some sriracha hot sauce.


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

¾ pound(s), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch strips


2 Tbsp

Canola oil

2 tsp, divided

Dark sesame oil

1 tsp, divided

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, cut into thin strips

Ginger root

1 Tbsp, fresh, grated

Minced garlic

1 Tbsp

Uncooked bok choy

5 cup(s), sliced crosswise 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick


2 Tbsp

Low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp


  1. Toss chicken with cornstarch in a medium bowl until coated.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon canola oil and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil. Add chicken and stir-fry until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes; remove to a plate.
  3. Heat remaining teaspoon canola oil in same skillet. Add onion and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until golden and almost tender, about 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in ginger and garlic; cook a few seconds until fragrant.
  5. Add bok choy and water; stir-fry over medium-high heat until bok choy is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
  6. Add chicken back to skillet; pour in soy sauce and cook, stirring, until chicken is hot, about 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil; toss to coat. Add a few tablespoons more water if you prefer a thinner sauce. Yields about 1 cup per serving.