Time: 30 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
This month we’re keeping it very healthy and fast! This is a family favorite of Hannah and Brian’s. This meal is dairy and gluten free. Enjoy with the 2016 Varnum Chardonnay!
Lemongrass Chicken over Cauliflower Rice:
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 ½ lbs cubed chicken breasts or thighs
1 tablespoon each of diced ginger, lemongrass and garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
One bag of baby bok choy, chopped
Juice of ½ Lime
Cilantro and chopped cashews for topping
Hannah, Your Wine Empress here…. This is the second time in my life I’ve ever written a recipe. It also happens to be the second time this week I’ve written a recipe… Many apologies if it’s unclear. However, you really can’t botch this recipe! It’s time to dust off the wok!
In a wok over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and cook the chicken. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. After chicken is cooked, remove and set aside for later. Add onion and cook 3-4 minutes. Add a little more coconut oil if the wok is dry then saute the lemongrass, ginger and garlic for 1 minute. Add chopped bok choy and stir to combine. Add chicken back in and add coconut aminos and lime juice to taste. Turn off heat.
In a separate pan, saute two cloves of garlic in 3 Tablespoons olive oil. Stir in cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen is fine). Cook 2 minutes if fresh. Follow package directions if rice is frozen. Add chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe is beyond flexible. You can use regular rice, shrimp, peanuts, soy sauce, ponzu and/or basil to substitute. The heart of this recipe is the bok choy. I haven’t found another sturdy green that cooks up this well in a stir fry. It’s very cheap and readily available. You can find it already washed. If you do need to wash it, chop it first then put it through a salad spinner.
Fun lemongrass fact. Buy it fresh. If you whack the stalk on the counter, it releases the oils which makes it easier to chop and tastes so much better! It’s also really cheap therapy. Not as good as bubble wrap for cheap therapy but you get the idea!
In good health! Enjoy!