Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

~ 3 chicken breast halves
~ Olive oil
~3 cups green cabbage, shredded
~ 1 tablespoon cornstarch
~1 tablespoon fresh
ginger, minced
~2 garlic cloves, minced
~1⁄2 cup water
~1 tablespoon soy sauce


Cut chicken breasts into strips.

Heat oil in a frying pan.

Add chicken strips and stir fry over medium-high heat, turning constantly until done.  I stir fried it in two sections so not to crowd the chicken and steam cook it but to stir fry it which brings out its savory flavor.  Set aside.

Add more oil then add cabbage and sauté 2 minutes until cabbage is crisp-tender.  You'll be surprised how much of it cooks down to almost nothing!

 Turn heat down to medium.  Add the ginger and the garlic and stir for 1 minute.  Add chicken and combine the whole mixture together.  The original recipe asks for powder spices so if you don't have fresh ginger and garlic, go with the powder (1/2 tsp. ginger and 1/4 tsp. garlic powder).  I for the most part try to use fresh spices.  They just taste so much better for me.

Mix cornstarch, add water and soy sauce, and mix briskly until smooth.

Stir sauce into chicken/cabbage mixture.

Cook until sauce has thickened and chicken is coated, about 1 minute.

 Serve with white rice or eat alone.  Either way it's delicious!


A friend of mine posted this on her facebook page and when my eyes first saw it, I was anxious to make it.  It looked so yummy, I'm ready to make more.  My meat and potatoes man wasn't too crazy about it though.  So, when I make it again next week, I'll just make him a hamburger.  That always makes him happy.  Here's the link to the original recipe:  Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry posted by Louise Gibson.

Until next time,


  1. Looks wonderful...I so remember my mom making a similar have inspired me to do the same!!

    1. LOL! Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours :)