Sunday, July 15, 2012

He likes it! He likes it! Garlic Chicken w/Bok Choy Stir Fry

He LIKES it!  My husband LOVED it!

I fight a battle everyday.  It is getting, not my CHILD, but my HUSBAND to eat vegetables.  He hates them.  He can come up with all kinds of false stories of his dad making him eat vegetables.  Pffttt I say.  His dad had nothing to do with it!  He just hates them, so instead of owning it, he blames having to eat them as a kid all the time as an excuse.  I don't buy it, not for a second!

There are a few veggies he will eat.  He will eat corn on the cob, a few green beans here or there, lettuce, carrots of they are grated tiny, raw spinach as a salad and bok choy.  Well here is the deal folks, I cook veggies, ALOT.  I sit at the table and out of the corner of my eye, see him shove the veggies in his mouth and takes a big drink.  He won't chew them, he just swallows them whole.  HOW ridonkulous is this?  It ticks me off and cracks me up at the same time. 

I had bought a ton of bok choy for shrimp tacos and needed to use the rest up.  I had some boneless skinless thighs needing used so of those 2 factors this was born.  I was sure he would tell me he wasn't hungry, because he does that sometimes if he doesn't like what I have cooked.  And let me just clarify in the 12 years we have been together I don't think I have ever purposely made him a meal he didn't like.  Anyway, when I told him what was for dinner, he was all gung ho, "I love dark meat chicken and I love bok choy".  Followed by this tone of panic, asking, "how are you going to cut the carrots"?  "Are you putting ceeeeellleerryy in it"?  Oh. Em. Gee.  I informed him I wasn't "going there" and he could eat or not but it was what I was making for dinner.  I will be damned if he didn't stand and dish up his plate, picking out every green pepper and every piece of celery AND carrots since I didn't grate them.  I found it amazing he could actually pick it all out and it was fine, those are my fav's so it left more for me!  He had 2 helpings so I don't figure it was so bad.  In fact he told me he loved it and would be glad to eat it again.  I may have turned him to the veggie side!
Now that I have called out my adorable husband, let me just make sure you know how cool he really is.  He really isn't such a baby, I just like to tease him a ton about it. 
Change these veggies out for what you have on hand or need to use up!  No problemo!

Get your pen and paper here is what you need to grab at the store:

2 tbsp peanut oil
2 regular size heads of bok choy, or 6 baby bok choy. (cut up)
4 bonesless skinless chicken thighs, cut into thin strips
1 bell pepper cut into strips
2 stalks of celery cut on a diagonal into pieces
1 large carrot grated or julienned
1 cup cold water
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsps garlic, minced
2 tsp ground ginger
Soy Sauce

Add your cornstarch and 1 tbsp soy sauce to your cold water.  Mix completely and set aside.  Pour some soy sauce over your cut up chicken, and add ginger, toss together.  In a nonstick pan or wok, add in peanut oil.  Let it heat up about 1-2 minutes.  Add in chicken and stir. 

Spread it out into as close to 1 layer as you can and keep it moving.  You should be cooking over high heat and in order to keep it from burning keep it moving!  Saute until cooked all the way through.  Add in carrots, celery and green peppers. 

Keep stirring and add some more soy sauce over the veg.  Keep it moving guys!!  Stir fry until veggies become SLIGHTLY tender but still crisp!  Add in garlic, keep it moving! 

Look at those gorgeous greens!
After 1 minute more, add in bok choy.  It will seem like alot but it will wilt way down!  Pour over the water mixture and keep tossing and stirring!  Once bok choy has wilted down, you are ready to eat!  Serve with rice!

You know how we are about Chinese food.  Add this to our collection of great at home recipes!!!

Your "ain't ever gonna change him & don't really want to"chefwannabe


  1. Christine that sounds amazing! How could he NOT like it? :)

  2. That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. Came over from Facebook!