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chicken and calamari rice bowl

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

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.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken and calamari rice bowl

  • 3
    boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 oz
    calamari chopped into pieces
  • 3 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1
    inch piece of ginger minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tsp
    each onion powder, thyme, and white pepper
  • bunch
    bok choy core discarded chopped white and green parts separated
  • 4
    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

How To Make chicken and calamari rice bowl

  • 1
    Place some oil in a hot pan or wok. Add chicken and cook until browned on outside.
  • 2
    Add white parts of bok choy cook a couple of minutes.
  • 3
    Mix the spices together and add to chicken in pan.
  • 4
    Add garlic and ginger stir.
  • 5
    Add the green leaves of the bok choy with the white parts of the scallions.
  • 6
    Add the rice
  • 7
    Stir in the stir fry sauce cook until warmed through
  • 8
    Add the calamari and cook for 1 minute then remove from heat you do not want to over cook the calamari
  • 9
    Stir in the peanuts
  • 10
    Lastly garnish with the cilantro and green parts of the scallion.

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