Sesame Chicken With Gingery Bok Choy

Sesame Chicken With Gingery Bok Choy
 Quentin Bacon
Serves 4
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
25
minutes

Ingredients

2
large egg whites
1/4
cup
sesame seeds
1/4
cup
plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
kosher salt and black pepper
8
small chicken cutlets (1 1/4 pounds total)
4
tablespoons
canola oil
1/4
cup
low-sodium soy sauce
1
tablespoon
grated fresh ginger
2
teaspoons
sugar
6
heads baby bok choy (about 1 pound), quartered
1
jalapeño (preferably red), sliced (seeded for less heat, if desired)

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk the egg whites, sesame seeds, ¼ cup cornstarch, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Dip the chicken in batter and shake off excess.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the chicken.
  3. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining chicken.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, ginger, sugar, 1 tablespoon water, and remaining teaspoon cornstarch.
  5. Heat the remaining tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bok choy and cook, turning, until just starting to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the soy sauce mixture and jalapeño and cook until liquid has thickened slightly and bok choy is tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with the chicken.
Sara Quessenberry
December 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 434
  • Fat 22 g
  • Sat Fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Sodium 831 mg
  • Protein 41 g
  • Carbohydrate 15 g
  • Fiber 2 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.