Look at how cute these little baby bok choy are!
I was lucky enough to receive these from Frieda’s Produce. I’ve written about Frieda’s a few times: here, here, and here. Frieda’s supplies specialty produce to supermarkets (Schnucks here is St. Louis). According the Frieda’s, bok choy should have crisp stalks with fresh-looking leaves when purchased and can be stored in the refrigerator unwashed, for 3 days in a perforated plastic bag.
I combined the bok choy with bell pepper, snap peas and chicken for a simple stir fry. This is a perfect quick, easy and healthy dinner for a busy weeknight.
Simple Stir Fry with Baby Bok Choy (adapted from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook)
1 large chicken breast or 2-3 chicken thighs (about 12oz.)
3 bunches of baby bok choy (stalks removed)
2 cups sugar snap peas
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. peach jam
1 tsp. cornstarch
sesame oil for frying (about 2 tbsp.)
1. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, jam, and cornstarch. Set aside.
2. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
3. Pour 1 tbsp. of oil (or more if needed) into wok and preheat on med-high heat. Cook vegetables for 3 minutes until crisp and slightly tender. Remove from wok and set in a bowl.
4. Add additional tbsp. of oil to wok and cook chicken for about 4 minutes until it is no longer pink. Push chicken to middle of wok, add sauce and cook until thick and bubbly.
5. Add vegetables back to wok with chicken and sauce. Stir everything so that the sauce coats it all. Cook for an additional minute or so. Serve alongside cooked rice or rice noodles.
And now, for a chance to win a $500 gift card to Schnucks! From April 8th through May 5th, stop by your local Schnucks store (or Logli or Hilander if you don’t live in St. Louis) and vote for your favorite produce manager and be entered to win a $500 gift card. Frieda’s would like to encourage shoppers to take advantage of their produce managers and their knowledge. Did you know that so many products begin with the produce manager? About 50 years ago, a man went to his local produce manager in the produce department and asked for “Chinese Gooseberries.” The produce manager went to his produce buyer and requested the product he had never heard of before, and the produce buyer found Frieda Caplan (founder of Frieda’s!) who had just brought in the first shipment of Chinese Gooseberries (now known as Kiwifruit, thanks to Frieda!) to the United States. That’s how Kiwifruit came into the grocery store, and how many other products do!
Have you ever asked your produce manager a question or requested a special product?