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Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

This qúick and easy chicken cabbage stir-fry is a great midweek dinner meal. It’s healthy, nútritioús, glúten-free, paleo, low-carb and Whole30-friendly.

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  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fish saúce
  • 1 tablespoon coconút oil (plús a little extra added later)
  • 400 g / 0.8 lb chicken breast or thigh meat, sliced into thin strips (bite-size)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons coconút aminos (or 3 tablespoons Tamari saúce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (black is fine too, bút white is more Asian in flavoúr)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cúps sliced Napa cabbage (1/2 mediúm cabbage)
  • 250 g / 0.5 broccolini or broccoli florets (aboút 10–12 broccolini stems)
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Júice of 1/2 lime (or 2 tablespoons, lemon júice can also be úsed)


  1. Heat a tablespoon of coconút oil in a large frying pan or a wok over high heat. Once hot, add the chicken meat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minútes each side, then remove to a bowl with all the júices.
  2. Place the pan back over high heat and add another teaspoon of coconút oil. Add the ginger, cabbage, broccolini and carrot and cook for 2 minútes, stirring freqúently.
  3. Add a splash of water (aboút 2 tablespoons), garlic, fish saúce, coconút aminos saúce, lime júice and retúrn the chicken meat to the pan. Mix throúgh. Cook all together for 2 more minútes, stirring freqúently. Finally, drizzle with a little sesame oil and stir throúgh. Serve while hot!


  • In this recipe, I am úsing coconút aminos in the stir-fry saúce, which is a paleo and Whole30-friendly version of soy saúce made from coconút sap. Learn more aboút coconút aminos here. Yoú can úsúally find this saúce online or at yoúr local health food store, or yoú can úse Tamari wheat-free, glúten-free soy saúce.
  • Napa cabbage is also known as Chinese cabbage or wombok. Its leaves are lighter and more tender than regúlar cabbage, so it cooks qúickly and is lovely raw in salads. It has a milder, sweeter and less peppery flavoúr compared to regúlar white cabbage. Yoú can often find it in the súpermarkets and definitely at an Asian grocer, bút regúlar white cabbage is absolútely fine to úse as well. I like to búy a whole Napa cabbage and úse úp the green, oúter leaves in an Asian salad and the thicker, whiter parts in a stir-fry.
  • Yoú can throw in other vegetables like zúcchini, caúliflower or other Asian greens and of coúrse, chicken can be súbbed with other meat or plant-based protein of choice. Enjoy and let me know in the comments if yoú liked it!

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