large egg whites
plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
kosher salt and black pepper
small chicken cutlets (1 1/4 pounds total)
low-sodium soy sauce
grated fresh ginger
heads baby bok choy (about 1 pound), quartered
jalapeño (preferably red), sliced (seeded for less heat, if desired)
- 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.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the chicken.
- 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.
- In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, ginger, sugar, 1 tablespoon water, and remaining teaspoon cornstarch.
- 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.
- 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.