Chicken and Calamari Rice Bowl

barbara lentz


I had some frozen calamari that I needed to find something to do with it and I remembered when we use to have a Mongolian BBQ restaurant in town I loved to go there and get a stir fry rice bowl with chicken, calamari, veggies, and peanuts so I came up with this it was delicious.

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boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 inch pieces
3 oz
calamari chopped into pieces
3 clove
garlic minced
inch piece of ginger minced
1 Tbsp
chinese 5 spice
1 tsp
each onion powder, thyme, and white pepper
bok choy core discarded chopped white and green parts separated
scallions minced separate white and green parts
1 1/2 c
leftover cooked white rice
1 c
crushed peanuts
1/2 c
cilantro chopped
1 1/2 c
asian stir fry sauce i use my own recipe that is on jap but you could buy a botted brand


1Place some oil in a hot pan or wok. Add chicken and cook until browned on outside.

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2Add white parts of bok choy cook a couple of minutes.

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3Mix the spices together and add to chicken in pan.

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4Add garlic and ginger stir.

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5Add the green leaves of the bok choy with the white parts of the scallions.

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6Add the rice

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7Stir in the stir fry sauce cook until warmed through

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8Add the calamari and cook for 1 minute then remove from heat you do not want to over cook the calamari

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9Stir in the peanuts

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10Lastly garnish with the cilantro and green parts of the scallion.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian