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Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry

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Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry - Packed full of healthy veggies like cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots with a unique flavourful sauce. The chicken adds a boost of protein.

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Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry

Since it’s January and many of us are about healthy resolutions, this month I’m sharing a healthy chicken recipe. I’m striving to eat better this year, but don’t want to miss out on great tasting food. The good news is that you don’t have to. Eating healthy can be delicious like this recipe for Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry.

Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry - Packed full of healthy veggies like cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots with a unique flavourful sauce. The chicken adds a boost of protein.

The ingredients sound a bit unusual together – peanut butter and Dijon mustard? Trust me, they work beautifully together as a flavourful sauce. It’s packed full of healthy veggies like cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots. The chicken adds a boost of protein. It also uses brown rice instead of white rice as a healthier option.

Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry - Packed full of healthy veggies like cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots with a unique flavourful sauce. The chicken adds a boost of protein.

As an added bonus, it’s also low fat and low sodium. If you are watching your carbs, leave out the rice and it will still taste delicious.

Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry - Packed full of healthy veggies like cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots with a unique flavourful sauce. The chicken adds a boost of protein.

Yield: 4

Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry

Packed full of healthy veggies like cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots with a unique flavourful sauce. The chicken adds a boost of protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup long grain brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 cups baby carrots, cut in quarters
  • 1 tbsp Tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp peanut butter, creamy
  • 1/2 cup water, warm
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Cook brown rice in unsalted water for the amount of time specified on the package.
  2. Cut chicken breast into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) bite-size pieces. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a non-stick skillet. Add chicken and stir-fry until lightly browned and just cooked through and internal temperature registers 165°F (74°C). Transfer to plate and cover to keep warm.
  4. Whisk together Tamari, Dijon mustard, sesame oil, peanut butter and warm water in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. Add another tablespoon vegetable oil to the pan and stir-fry the minced garlic one minute. Add the rest of vegetable and continue to stir-fry until tender crisp – about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Pour sauce over the vegetables and stir-fry an additional 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked chicken, toss and stir-fry a few minutes to heat through.
  7. To serve, spread out cooked brown rice on individual dinner plates. Top with stir-fry. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

 

Adapted from Chicken Farmers of Canada.

Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-fry - Packed full of healthy veggies like cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots with a unique flavourful sauce. The chicken adds a boost of protein.

It serves four people, but I had lots of leftovers. I ate some the next day in a wrap. Soooo tasty!

Chicken Farmers of Canada has a large recipe database where you can easily find recipes by category or dietary need. I encourage you to explore and print out or pin recipes that you want to try. They are always adding to it so there’s never a shortage of yummy food!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you end up trying it, please come back and let me know what you thought. Stay tuned for more chicken recipes to come this year.

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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