Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

I am always on the lookout for low calorie, fast, simple, and tasty recipes – and this one is a winner.  Fast, tasty, and flexible – use it to clean out the fridge and use up the odds and ends in your veggie drawer.

Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

Fast, Tasty, Easy - clean out the fridge with this one!


  • 2 chicken breast halves cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon oil of your liking
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 Spice Powder optional
  • 3 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 Red Pepper sliced
  • 1/2 onion slivered
  • 1/4 C Shredded Carrot
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 ⁄2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar or seasoned rice vinegar use white if you don’t have rice vinegar


  1. Cut chicken breasts into strips - dust with a tiny bit of salt (we’re adding soy sauce, don’t go overboard), pepper and the 5 spice powder if you have it
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  3. Add chicken strips and stir fry over medium-high heat, turning constantly until done.
  4. Remove to a paper towel lined plate
  5. In the hot pan, add your carrot, onion, pepper, garlic and ginger - stir fry for 2-3 minutes, then add in cabbage and saute for a few more minutes.
  6. Add Chicken back in and toss
  7. Mix cornstarch, water, vinegar and soy sauce in a small bowl until smooth
  8. Stir sauce into chicken/cabbage mixture.
  9. Cook until sauce has thickened and chicken is coated, about 1 minute.