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Easy Swiss Chard Stir Fry

5 from 3 votes
A delicious side dish that needs three ingredients and five minutes to cook. A great way to add vegetables to a weeknight’s dinner.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2 to 4
Author: Maggie Zhu


  • 1 bunch swiss chard 8 to 10 leaves
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic , coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)


  • To prep the swiss chard, cut off the stems and chop the leaves into 1-cm (1/2-inch) pieces. Chop the leaves into 4-cm (1.5-inch) pieces. Separate the stems and leaves.
  • Heat oil in a cast iron pan (or wok, or a heavy skillet) until hot. Add garlic. Stir a few times until fragrant.
  • Add the chard stems. Cook and stir a few times until they start to soften.
  • Add the leaves. Quickly stir a few times. Add sugar and swirl in soy sauce. Immediately stir to mix well. Cook and stir until the chard turns tender. Transfer to a serving plate immediately to stop cooking.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature as a side dish.


Serving: 123g, Calories: 61kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.2g, Protein: 2.4g, Fat: 3.7g, Saturated Fat: 0.7g, Sodium: 392mg, Potassium: 445mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2.3g, Vitamin A: 6950IU, Vitamin C: 47.9mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 2.2mg