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Chicken Cabbage Stir-Fry


Recipe Notes

  • Add bell peppers or carrots to stir fry for color.
  • Try stir fry with broccoli.


3 chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon oil
3 cups green cabbage, shredded (1/2 head)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove garlic finely chopped
½ cup water
1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Cut chicken breasts into strips.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet).
  3. Add chicken strips and stir fry, turning constantly until done.
  4. Add cabbage and sauté 2 minutes until cabbage is crisp-tender.
  5. Mix cornstarch and seasonings; add water and soy sauce, and mix until smooth.
  6. Stir sauce into chicken/cabbage mixture.
  7. Cook until sauce has thickened and chicken is coated, about 1 minute.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


This recipe video was created by the Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program.


  • Add bell peppers or carrots to stir fry for color.
  • Try stir fry with broccoli.
Photo of Chicken Cabbage Stir-Fry
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label


Delicious; I've made it twice so far and my family loves it.  I like to follow the suggestion uner "Notes" and grate a carrot in with the cabbage for color.  You can also snip green onions diagonally with a pair of scissors over the top when it's done for a little fresh burst of flavor.  But even plain it's a good reliable dish that tastes appealing. I like to use fresh garlic and ginger in my cooking, but for people who don't normally stock those items in their pantry, the dried spices are quite respectable.

Tried it for the first time tonight. It turned out great. Easy, and quick. I think I will add cashews next time. 

Very nice dish and I now make this frequently. For those on sodium restricted diets substitute 2 Tbsp of lemon juice for the soy sauce.  Zest up the dish with 1/2 tsp of chili flakes or cayenne pepper.  Adding caraway seed or celery seed also adds a new dimension to the dish.