Ginger Chicken With Baby Bok Choy

ginger chicken with bok choy

Molly Cleary

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 410
Fat 10g
Carbs 55g
Protein 25g
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving  
Calories 410
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 12g  
Includes 8g Added Sugars 16%
Protein 25g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 494mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Total Time 45 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 30 min
Servings 2

Ginger has been used in cooking and for medicinal purposes for centuries, shown to have many potential health benefits, including decreasing inflammation and helping with nausea and indigestion. People with chronic kidney disease do often experience nausea because of the buildup of waste products in the blood. In addition to those benefits, ginger adds a zesty but warm flavor to any dish.

The ginger sauce in this recipe is served with white rice, bok choy, and a modest portion of chicken to make a well-rounded meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white rice, dry
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 heads of baby bok choy (about 1 cup shredded)
  • 6 ounces boneless chicken breast, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Once preheated, bake chicken at 350F for about 16 minutes.

2. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting any butter or salt.

3. Chop your carrots and onion.

4. Spray a pan with oil and sautee onion and carrots until they start to soften. When rice is done cooking, add carrots and onion to the rice and mix well.

5. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small blender. Blend and set aside.

6. Add bok choy into a large pan with a few tablespoons of water. Turn heat on high. Cover with a lid and steam bok choy for about 3 minutes, until it starts to turn bright green.

7. Pour half of your sauce into the rice and mix well. Drizzle the other half over the chicken.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Ground ginger or ginger root will also work in this dish, but the portions would have to be adjusted to taste.

Brown rice can be substituted if you do not have issues with high potassium or phosphorus in your blood.

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