Where to even begin today? *chuckles* You know how food bloggers always start every recipe post by disclosing their entire life story + what their cat ate for breakfast? I always made fun of that (like just get to the darn recipe already) until today… Man I’m about to look like the biggest f**king cow because… here I am, posting my very first recipe and about to do the exact same thing. I’m about to “it was a dark and rainy day” the hell out of all of you for my chicken and cabbage stir fry recipe.
Joking aside though, I really do kinda get it now, I’m embarrassingly proud of this little recipe and I kinda wanna
scream share the story of how it all came together. It wasn’t a dark and rainy day, it was quite sunny actually and I only had like half a head of cabbage and was absolutely starving. I started to experiment a little because I was looking for new ways to cook the vegetable (cabbage has always boring to me, I mean you can only make coleslaw so many ways). I remembered a friend of mine long ago telling me about cabbage curry she had at someplace I can’t remember so that had me breaking out the turmeric. Turmeric is like so underrated, it elevates even the most boring dish into something spicy and exotic. Everything else kinda fell into place after that. I freaking love making this now, it’s so easy and delicious and I hope you enjoy. This is my chicken and cabbage stir fry recipe:
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
- 1/2 of a quarter of a head of cabbage (roughly shredded)
- 1 chicken breast (cut into bite size chunks)
- 1/2 white onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 carrot (shredded)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil/olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tsp dried cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper
- Heat the cooking oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once hot add the chicken together with some salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until it looks ready or slightly brown.
- Add in the onion and garlic. Cook until the fragrance hits you and your mouth starts to water or until onion starts to slightly brown and then add the soy sauce and honey.
- Stir everything for 30 seconds and then add the cabbage and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cabbage is soft.
- Add the turmeric and stir for one more minute.
*Tastes great on top of toasted whole wheat bread