A low-calorie, spicy, citrusy blend of whole grains, lean protein, and leafy greens.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat broth in a small pot to boiling. Add farro and reduce to low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chicken and let sit to brown, about 5 minutes. Add jalapeno and the juice from 1 lime wedge. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes more.

  • Add bok choy and water to the skillet. Cook until bok choy is slightly reduced in size, 1 to 3 minutes. Add cooked farro and juice of remaining lime wedge, stirring until well mixed. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, and sesame seeds. Cook until flavors have combined, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

For a much spicier dish, you can use a habanero pepper.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 28.1g; carbohydrates 48.1g; fat 19.6g; cholesterol 74.6mg; sodium 776.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2020
I did not have Farro so used brown rice and left out Jalapenos. It was good and my kids ate. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2019
This looked and sounded delicious. I followed the recipe exactly. I will never make it again! Farro is a difficult grain but this dish would be better with rice or orzo. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2019
This looked and sounded delicious. I followed the recipe exactly. I will never make it again! Farro is a difficult grain but this dish would be better with rice or orzo. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2019
This is a really good and essentially easy recipe for a busy weeknight dinner. My family loves bok choy so I added a good deal more of it to the recipe doubled up on the garlic and ginger and used one jalapeño seeds and all. Since fresh garlic and ginger tend to disappear in a dish the additional added good flavor to the chicken and bok choy. The farro gave the dish body. This could be used as a vegetarian dish by substituting firm tofu for the chicken. As a caterer I will definitely try this on our vegetarian clients. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2020
I did not have Farro so used brown rice and left out Jalapenos. It was good and my kids ate. Read More
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