Sesame, soy and maple are a perfect match for chicken. Here we pair these three old friends with bok choy and buttery garlic rice for a winning weeknight meal!
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Soy Sauce(ContainsSoy/Soja, Wheat/Blé)
Shanghai Bok Choy
Salt and Pepper*
Before starting, preheat the oven to 425°F and wash and dry all produce.
Peel, then mince or grate the garlic. Heat a medium pot over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then the garlic and rice. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 2-3 min. Add 1 1/4 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min.
While the rice cooks, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the sesame seeds to the dry pan. Toast, stirring often, until golden-brown, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep your eye on them so they don't burn!) Transfer to a small bowl. While the seeds toast, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
Add 1 tbsp oil, then the chicken to the same pan. Sear, until chicken is golden-brown, 1-2 min per side. (NOTE: Don't overcrowd the pan! Cook in batches for 4 ppl, using 1 tbsp oil per batch.) Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake chicken in the middle of the oven, until cooked through, 10-12 min.**
While the chicken bakes, cut the bok choy into 1/2- inch pieces. Add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pan, then the bok choy and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are tender-crisp, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add soy sauce, maple syrup and 1 tbsp water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pan. Whisk together, until slightly thickened, 2-3 min. Remove the pan from heat.
Fluff the garlic rice with a fork. Season with salt. Stir in half the sesame seeds. Thinly slice the chicken. Divide the rice between plates. Top with veggies, then the chicken. Drizzle the soy maple sauce over top. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds.