Peanut Ginger Chicken

Clean eating is so simple and tasty when you know what to do with the ingredients.

I’m happy to share this chicken recipe with you that turned into a mini stir fry, without the noodles or rice.

If you checked out my Kale chips recipe on Veria.com, you will notice this is the same marinade that was used for the kale chips! I often make a marinade or vinaigrette and just save some to put over proteins or use as a dressing later on. Great time saver! ๐Ÿ™‚

The marinade has just the right amount of sweetness from the honey and acidity from the vinegar. Plus who doesn’t love a good peanut sauce?

For this recipe you will need:

-1 chicken breast, 4-6 ounces
-1/2 red onion, sliced
-1 red bell pepper, sliced
-4 large bok choy leaves

Marinade:ย 
-1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
-1/3 cup of rice vinegar
-1 Tablespoon of natural honey
-1 Tablespoon of natural peanut butter
-ยฝ teaspoon of light sodium soy sauce
-1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger

You actually aren’t going to use all of this marinade, only 2 Tablespoons. Use the rest for another time! Keeps in the fridge ๐Ÿ™‚

Start by mixing the marinade together. ย At the time I made it I didn’t take a picture, but this is the leftover batch

Works as a perfect vinaigrette too. Make sure you shake it up before using again!

Works as a perfect vinaigrette too. Make sure you shake it up before using again!

Chop chicken breast into cubes

Cubed Chicken

And pour a Tablespoon or more over the chicken

Let it soak up for about 20 minutes!

Let it soak up for about 20 minutes!

I decided to put my chicken dish over grilled bok choy using my little indoor grill. Start grilling a few minutes before you start cooking the dish

LOVE those grill marks!

LOVE those grill marks!- an older picture!

I like to cook my veggies separately first because I am weird about contamination issues. Stir fry’s are cooked with chicken all the time, but I prefer to be extra careful. Just me though. So start with the peppers and onions!

A little olive oil spray to get things going

A little olive oil spray to get things going

I removed them from the pan and then moved onto the chicken

Cooking chicken

Once it starts to brown, flip it to cook evenly

Takes about 7-9 minutes, cooks fast when it's in cubes

Takes about 7-9 minutes, cooks fast when it’s in cubes

Add the peppers and onions back to the dish

Cook for another 2 minutes or so

Cook for another 2 minutes or so

I added another Tablespoon of marinade here to add more flavor ๐Ÿ™‚

Next place your grilled bok choy on the bottom of your bowl/plate

Plating!

Plating!

Chicken Dish goes on top of this!

Peanut Chicken Ginger with onions and peppers on a bed of grilled bok choy!

Peanut Chicken Ginger with onions and peppers on a bed of grilled bok choy!

Looks good doesn’t it? Phoebe ended up sharing the chicken with me, as always

Gotta love the close up shot

Gotta love the close up shot

I just loved the bok choy underneath this dish. ย Healthy change from the regular brown rice! Try this next time ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. this looks so good!

  2. Bridget@Happyhealthyandhot says:

    I can’t wait to try this. My husband and I love bok choy, but always have it by itself as a side. I hope to make it this week…it looks delicious!

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