Garlic Miso Chicken, Bok Choy, & Brown Rice

garlic miso chicken bok choy

This dreamy mix of chicken, brown rice, and bok choy is covered in a creamy, savory sauce packed with flavor from umami-rich sesame oil, tamari, and miso paste. You’ll be asking for this dish weekly! And rightly so, as it takes only 20 minutes to make!


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken tenders, cut into 1 in cubes
  • 3 TBSP olive oil or any cooking oil
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch, divided
  • 1/4 tsp+ each salt & pepper
  • 2 TBSP Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 tsp white miso paste
  • 6 heads baby bok choy, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice (or 1 cup cooked)
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 TBSP fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. If cooking rice from scratch, add rice to a saucepan with 1 cup water. Heat to boiling, reduce to a simmer, and cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, then turn off heat and let continue to sit in steam for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. If using quick rice, cook according to package directions.
  3. While rice is cooking, prepare sauce by whisking together tamari, sesame oil, miso, and 1 tsp of the arrowroot powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. ┬áNext, prepare the chicken by cutting into 1″ cubes. Add the remaining 1 tsp of arrowroot powder to a small bowl with salt and pepper, and toss to coat chicken pieces. Add 3 TBSP oil to a large saute pan, and heat to medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to turn golden brown for 4-5 minutes.
  5. While chicken is cooking, chop bok choy, zucchini, garlic, and ginger. Add bok choy and zucchini to chicken and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic and ginger and continue to cook for another minute.
  6. Next, add sauce mixture to pan with chicken, turn heat to low, and continue to stir. Continue to cook mixture on low heat for about 1 minute, until sauce starts to thicken and chicken is cooked through.
  7. Remove from heat, let cool. Plate rice and top with miso, chicken, veggies mixture. Enjoy!

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