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Sweet and Spicy Bok Choy

  • Author: Jordan Cord
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Sautéed in a sticky glaze, this bok choy has just enough crunch and a mouthwatering mixture of spicy and sweet.


  • 3 heads of baby bok choy
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons sriracha
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder


  1. Wash bok choy thoroughly and chop into quarters, lengthwise. Chop green onions.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, sriracha, salt, and ginger powder until well-combined.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet [I recommend using a cast-iron if you have one!] on medium-high heat.
  4. Place bok choy and green onions into the pan.
  5. For the next 5 minutes, gently stir everything to prevent sticking. If you notice the oil drying up, add 1 to 2 more tablespoons to the pan.
  6. After 15-20 minutes, the bok choy should be softening.
  7. Pour in the sauce mixture into the pan and stir. It should sizzle quite a bit – this is normal.
  8. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes as the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and serve. This would be great over rice or quinoa!


As a side, this will serve 3-4 people.
This recipe can be made on the stovetop or on the grill – I recommend using a foil tray if you're going the grill route.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Side


  • Calories: 156
  • Sugar: 11.2 g
  • Sodium: 468.7 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g