Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

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Today I am sharing the recipe for one of my favorite entrees. While we were still living in south Florida, we purchased fruits and vegetables through an organic food co-op run by students at a local community college. The day before the box was delivered, we received an email informing us of what the delivery would include. Rather than shopping for specific produce based on a pre-planned menu, I found myself looking for recipes based on the produce I received. On one of my recipe hunts, I discovered a Weight Watchers recipe for a stir fry incorporating bok choy as a main ingredient.

I’ve adapted the original recipe slightly by using chicken tenderloins and adding mushrooms. It has become one of our favorite entrees.
1. First gather the ingredients.

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2. Then prep the veggies and seasonings: wash and chop the bok choy, chop the onion, slice the mushrooms, grate the fresh ginger and garlic (using a microplane).

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3. Then cut up the chicken tenderloins into bite-size pieces and coat them in cornstarch.

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4. Brown the chicken in a 1 teaspoon of canola oil and ½ teaspoon of sesame oil. Then set it aside.

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5. Saute the chopped onion in 1 teaspoon of canola oil for 2-3 minutes.

6. Add the grated ginger and garlic and saute until fragrant, (approximately 1 minute.)

7. Add the mushrooms and cook until browned (approximately 4 minutes.)

8. Add chopped bok choy and stir-fry until tender crisp (about 4 minutes.)

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9. Add the chicken and soy sauce and stir to combine. Continue cooking to re-warm the chicken.

10. Then remove from heat and add1/2 teaspoon sesame oil. Stir and serve.

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Sesame Chicken and Bok Choy Stir Fry

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
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