If you have never made baby bok choy in your air fryer, you are totally missing out. Air fryer baby bok choy is one of life's joys, and it takes less than 10 minutes, from chop to finish.
Air Fryer Baby Bok Choy Basics
Y'all, I don't know why it took me so long to put baby bok choy in my air fryer! Bok choy is one of my family's favorite veggies, and since I perfected this method, air fryer baby bok choy has been on our supper menu at least once a week. Some weeks, it's more like two or three times.
When you cook baby bok choy in the air fryer, the leaves get crispy and the stems get perfectly sweet and tender. All that you need to make it is a little bit of spray oil, a sprinkle of garlic powder, and approximately nine spare minutes.
If you don't do oil, you can toss your baby bok choy in a little bit of soy sauce whisked with maple syrup. The maple syrup will help the soy sauce cling to the leaves, so they won't get dry during cooking.
Besides the obvious time savings from the air fryer, you save even more time on this recipe by not chopping the bok choy into bite-sized pieces. Instead, you cook up the whole leaves in the air fryer. They look beautiful on the plate, and they taste freaking delicious.
Seriously. It's that easy. Our rice bowls haven't been the same since.
How to Use Air Fryer Baby Bok Choy
There are so many ways to serve up your baby bok! It works great as a side dish alongside...basically anything.
We also like to pile it onto our sushi bowls or serve it over sesame noodles with air fryer tofu or a handful of cashews. I also have a Tofu Ramen recipe coming up that uses air fryer baby bok choy as a delicious topping.
Basically, anywhere you'd add some sauteed baby bok choy, you can use air fryer baby bok choy instead.
Air Fryer Baby Bok Choy
- 4 bunches baby bok choy
- spray oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Slice the bottoms off of your bok choy bunches, and separate the leaves. Rinse them well, and shake off any excess water. It's okay if they're a little damp. You just don't want them dripping wet.
- Transfer the clean bok choy leaves to the air fryer, then coat them in spray oil. Sprinkle on the garlic powder, shaking to make sure all of the leaves get some of that garlic goodness.
- Cook at 350F for 5-6 minutes, shaking after 2 minutes.