Chicken Miso Bok Choy Stir Fry
This is easy and tasty. The sauce is the key and you can use it with other noodles and vegetable combinations. Omit the chicken and use the noodle dish as a side for grilled or seared salmon or chicken. Try it, you’ll like it!
How Nutritious is Chicken Miso Bok Choy Stir Fry?
- Miso is a good source of antioxidants as well as protein and fiber.
- Bok Choy adds Vitamins A and C.
- Lean chicken adds more protein and soba noodles are gluten-free (to ensure, make sure that the soba you purchase are not manufactured in a facility where wheat cross-contamination may occur).
Ingredients for Chicken Miso Bok Choy Stir Fry
For the Sauce
- 1-2 cloves fresh garlic
- 1 piece fresh ginger, size of a pecan, peeled and chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons miso paste (white or yellow)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
- 1/2 cup sesame or light olive oil
For the Stir Fry
- 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil (or other light vegetable or nut oil)
- 1 8-ounce package dried soba noodles
- 2 pieces boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 1 pound bok choy, cleaned and chopped
- 1 bunch scallions, chopped
- toasted peanuts to garnish, optional
Method for Chicken Miso Bok Choy Stir Fry
- For the sauce: combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth (option: finely mince garlic and ginger and whisk all ingredients well).
- Marinate the chicken in 3-4 tablespoons of the sauce while you prepare the other ingredients for the stir fry.
- Cook soba noodles according to package instructions, drain in colander and refresh with cold water. Allow to drain well.
- Assemble all ingredients while you heat the wok on medium temperature. Once the stir fry starts, it’s fast, everything should be ready to go!
- Heat wok to medium high to high heat (hot but not smoking). Add 1-2 tablespoons oil and the chicken. Cook for several minutes until the chicken is brown and cooked throughout.
- Pull chicken up the sides of wok and add bok choy to bottom of pan. Cook and toss until the bok choy is wilted.
- Add the noodles and remainder of the sauce. Toss with tongs or metal spatula to combine. Add scallions and cook for several minutes longer until all ingredients are combined and hot.
- Remove to serving dish, top with peanuts if desired, serve.