Air Fryer Bok Choy

Air Fryer Bok Choy
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Air Fryer Bok Choy is so tasty, super easy and ready in minutes. It’s a healthy quick weeknight side or addition to any Asian dish. Or a fancy appetizer dipped in sauce.

For this recipe, baby Bok Choy works best. The leaves are more tender and stay together when in the air fryer.

You can find baby Bok Choy is most grocery stores, farmer’s markets, or local ethnic stores. I usually purchase mine at my local farmer’s marker or ethnic stores as I find the price is more reasonable and the quality is better.

Ingredients for Air Fyer Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy

  • Baby bok choy
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds


Air fryer – I use the Ninja listed below but any air fryer will work!

Dipping Sauce

  • Coconut Aminos – can substitute with tamari or soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Maple Syrup or honey
  • Red pepper flakes

How to Make Air Fryer Bok Choy

Knife slicing the end of the stem of a green baby Bok Choy.

Start by slicing just the very end of the stem of the Bok Choy, so that it still end together. (Pictured)

Then slice in half down the center of the bok choy.

Bok Choy sliced in half down center, exposed inside of stem. Two circles around areas where dirt is lodged in the stems.

Rinse bok choy thoroughly to remove any hidden dirt as pictured.

Clean the Bok Choy

Baby bok choy sliced in half in a metal bowl with water pouring over leaves to rinse.

I prefer to rinse and then soak my bok choy in a large bowl of water for about 10-15 minutes. Swirl the leaves around to ensure any hidden dirt is loosened and will float out to bottom of bowl. After soaking, lift the boy choy out of the water. Rinse again and dry thoroughly in a salad spinner or with paper towels.

Season the bok choy.

Baby Bok Choy halves sprinkled with seasoning.

Drizzle leaves with sesame oil, massaging into leaves to distribute evenly. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Air Fry

Baby bok choy halved and placed in a single layer in an air fryer basket.

Add prepared Bok Choy in a single layer to the air fryer basket. Air fry at 350 for 6 minutes. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of the basket.

While bok choy is in the air fryer, make the dipping sauce by combining all ingredients.

Remove the Bok Choy from the air fryer and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serve the Air Fryer Bok Choy with dipping sauce and Enjoy!

Air fried Baby Bok Choy on a wooden plate with small wooden bowl filled with dipping sauce.


What goes well with Air Fryer Bok Choy – I add mine to Poke Bowls, as a side with Sushi, or in Ramen. I also make a meal with it by cooking jasmine rice and then top the rice with my Baked Tofu, Air fried Bok Choy and I drizzle the dipping sauce over everything to make a flavorful spicy meal.

Preparing bok choy – I like to soak my baby Bok Choy (actually all my greens) in a large bowl of water. I start by cutting the baby Bok Choy in half. I then swirl the Bok Choy in the water to release any dirt that might be trapped inside the center leaves, rinse and then soak for about 10 minutes. Then lift the Bok Choy out of the water (any particles will sink to bottom), and pat dry. If you have a salad spinner, spin for a few seconds to get out excess water before patting dry. This process helps to ensure you remove any hidden dirt/particles.

Benefits of Bok Choy

Bok Choy is in the leafy green group of vegetables. Therefore, it contains lots antioxidant vitamins which help fight free radicals. Not only does it have great cancer-fighting nutrients it good for heart health.

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Air fried Baby Bok Choy on a wooden plate with small wooden bowl filled with dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Bok Choy

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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 100kcal
Author: hungrydanekitchen



Bok Choy

  • 1 bunch Baby Bok Choy, rinsed and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt and pepper – adjust to preference
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Drizzle Bok Choy leaves with sesame oil, massaging into the leaves to evenly distribute. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place bok choy in a single layer in air fryer basket. May need to do in batches.
  • Set air fryer to 350 for 6 minutes. Shake basket half way through cook time.
  • While bok choy is in the air fryer, combine all dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl and divide amongst dipping bowls.
  • Remove bok choy from air fryer, sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


*You substitute the coconut aminos with Tamari or Soy Sauce. Coconut aminos has a bit milder favor with less sodium.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

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