Ginger-Sesame Chicken with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

November 10, 2011 · 5 comments

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If I lived to be 300 years old, I still wouldn’t get through half the starred items in my Google Reader. A sad but true fact. The good news about having so many recipes saved is that when you’re looking for something to make with ingredients you have on hand, a search in starred items yields plenty of possibilities.

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for ages, but during a week when we received both bok choy and tatsoi in the CSA , it finally got added to the menu. I used both in this dish. Although I would love oyster (or shiitake) mushrooms in this, I had neither on ¬†hand, so I just used cremini, which worked fine. Really, any vegetable combination you wish to use would be perfectly acceptable.

There were a lot of steps in this recipe that included cooking something in the skillet, removing that thing, cooking another thing and removing; lather, rinse, repeat. I got rid of much of that, because it seemed¬†unnecessary, because I’m lazy, and because I hate washing extra dishes.

This meal came together incredibly quickly, and we all really enjoyed it (Zachary included, although, again, he was not huge on the mushrooms, grr). I served this with lo mein noodles and, thanks to all the vegetables, this was a great one-dish meal. Plus, I halved the amount of oil, to make it very healthy too. Definitely a keeper!

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vanillasugarblog November 10, 2011 at 9:49 am

these types of dishes are my kind of comfort food. i’ll take this over pasta any day.


Ann P. November 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm

What awesome flavor combinations! I just ate, but suddenly I’m craving this dish like no other and must make it ASAP!! Wonderful post, thank you :)


Joanne November 11, 2011 at 6:05 am

I think all the random instructions in stir fry recipes that call for you to cook something for two minutes and then set it aside are the reasons why I tend not to make them. It makes no sense because they can be SO good for you! Love that you streamlined the cooking process. No one needs to dirty sixty bowls with ingredients you’re just going to mix together anyway! the sauce sounds delicious!


Peter November 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Simple dish and fer sure ready by the time you’ve changed into something comfy and set the table. I’ll forgo the chopsticks and ask for cutlery please!


Annie November 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I’m the same way. There is no feasible way I will ever get through all the recipes I have saved. Oh well. This sounds wonderful!


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