Spinach, Bok Choy, and Chicken Stir-Fry

Recipe Info

  • Servings: 1
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon chunky natural peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger root, finely grated
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (split in half)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (split in half)
  • 6 oz. chicken chicken, cut into ½" cubes
  • ½ cup bok choy ribs and leaves, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon scallion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves


  1. Combine peanut butter, rice vinegar, tamari, and water in a small bowl. Add the ginger root and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and set aside.

  2. Heat half the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add half garlic.

  3. When garlic begins to brown, place the chicken in a single layer in the pan and cook for one to two minutes before flipping and cooking another 3 to four minutes.

  4. Add the bok choy ribs and continue to cook 2-3 more minutes until chicken is browned and cooked through, and bok choy is tender. Remove from skillet.

  5. Heat remaining oil in pan and then add remaining garlic. When garlic begins to brown add scallions, peppers, mushrooms, and reserved peanut mixture. Cook 3 minutes, or until the spinach wilts and the peppers are slightly softened.
  6. Pour pepper and mushroom sauce over bok choy and chicken. Serve warm.

Bok choy is an under-the-radar Asian green that’s packed with vitamins A, C, and K, and here it’s combined with a ton of other nutrient-dense veggies—like peppers, scallions, spinach, and garlic—plus chicken for protein. Not to mention how the sweetness of peanut butter complements salty tamari.