Adobo-Style Chicken with Bok Choy & Wild Rice

02 April 2015

No one is more surprised than I am that it's not another original smoothie recipe!

But! I cannot blog a lie.

I had some serious help from Blue Apron (kind and generous post sponsor!) when it came to the recipe and the ingredients and the execution of the recipe ...

... and by serious help I mean they told me exactly what to do and sent the freshest of pre-portioned ingredients and held my hand via very detailed and illustrated instructions ...

... thankfully!

I know I blogged about Blue Apron previously but a quick refresher!

Blue Apron is a genius meal delivery service that delivers farm-fresh ingredients in a refrigerated box right to your doorstep.

There are two meal plans: the 2-person plan and the family plan (feeds a family of four hungry adults for $8.74 per person or $69.92 for an 8-serving delivery which consists of two hearty meals).

Shipping is always free and there is NO commitment! You can skip or cancel meals whenever you'd like.

Blue Apron is constantly adding new meals to their rotation (I'm dying to try their Chinese Five Spice Shrimp and White Pizza) so odds are high you'll never get bored and stay far and away from the dinner ruts we all get in from time to time. Each meal is 500-700 calories and takes no more than 40 minutes to prepare. To get a better idea of the variety you can browse their impressive list of recipes here.

It's great for pretty much anyone and it's been fun to hear about random people using it (shout out to my friend Colleen! And to some of the nurses and doctors Simon works with!) and enjoying it because ... it's awesome.

Simon's been working late a lot of nights this past month and has had to go the old cafeteria dinner route so it felt good to stretch my culinary muscles (however coddled they were, but we'll overlook that) and make something with a little bit more nutritional value than the blue plate hospital special.

The kids remembered our last Blue Apron delivery and were maybe a little too curious to inspect all of the ingredients ("so much green things!!" and "look! radishes like Peter Rabbit eats!") and Theo was particularly taken with the garlic ...

... he even went so far as to help himself to a generous spoonful of the freshly minced variety and I'm just sorry I didn't catch the moment in it's full and regrettable glory.

Back to the recipe at hand ... and "my" finished product ...

Full (easy, even for me) recipe here!

I've always been a little bit terrible at getting wild rice just right but Blue Apron set me straight and the rest of my wild rice ventures shouldn't be as tenuous from here on out.

We all devoured the meal and even though it's for a family of four and Sebastian + Phoebe both eat enough to feed a small army of hungry elephants there were still leftovers and leftovers might be my favorite love language these days.

Theo enjoyed copious amounts of rice with even more copious and thieved helpings of his very favorite food of all time: butter.

Life is short. You do you, Theodore.

If you're wanting to give Blue Apron an inaugural shot ... the first 50 readers can snag two meals FREE off their first order by clicking here. I hope you do.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a very Blessed Triduum and an especially Happy Easter!


  1. I get my first Blue Apron box in a couple weeks and I'm pumped!

  2. I need to try this service out already. I love to cook, but run out of ideas a lot. This looks delish!! Oh! And not to be that annoying person...but...what nail polish are you wearing? Kind of great.

  3. I need to try this service out already. I love to cook, but run out of ideas a lot! Oh!! And not to be that annoying person...but...what nail polish are you wearing? It's pretty great.

  4. Bummer! No deliveries to San Antonio...or the rest of Texas. Blue Apron is missing out on some business!

  5. The one time I can actually "win" something, and I don't live in the right country to get it! **cries**. But your cooking looks delish and everything looks super fresh!!

  6. an award for America's favorite past-time: e-stalking 🙌🙌🙌 can't wait to get my delivery!

  7. Looks delish! Laughed about the butter - my niece used to be a butter thief as well. My sister once caught her holding a full stick and biting on it like a pretzel!

  8. Looks yummy and healthy and fairly easy to make! But you still actually have to cook it and clean up afterwards right? So...



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