Cabbage and Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-Fry

Makes 4 servings

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 45 min

This simple and healthy stir-fry includes the unusual ingredients of Dijon mustard and peanut butter and unlike most stir-fries ours is low fat and low sodium. Any leftovers are awesome in wraps or stuffed into pitas for tomorrow's portable lunch.


1 cup long grain brown rice, uncooked 250 ml
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 0.5 kg
1 tbsp canola oil 15 ml
cloves garlic, minced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced 250 ml
4 cups green cabbage, shredded or bean sprouts 1 l
2 cups baby carrots, cut in quarters 500 ml
1 tbsp light tamari sauce 15 ml
1 tsp Dijon mustard 5 ml
1 tsp toasted sesame oil 5 ml
2 tsp peanut butter, creamy 10 ml
1/2 cup water, warm 125 ml
1 tbsp canola oil 15 ml
1/2 cup cilantro, minced, for garnish 125 ml
1 tbsp sesame seeds, for garnish 15 ml
Beans sprouts are a great substitute for shredded cabbage.


Step 1
Cook brown rice in unsalted water for the amount of time specified on the package.

Step 2
Cut chicken breast into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) bite-size pieces. Set aside.

Step 3
Heat 1 tablespoon (15 mL) canola oil over medium-high heat in a non-stick skillet. You can use less oil if you have a very good pan. 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.

Step 4
Prepare the vegetables by mincing garlic, shredding cabbage, cutting baby carrots and slicing mushrooms.

Step 5
Whisk together tamari, Dijon mustard, sesame oil, peanut butter and warm water in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 6
Add another tablespoon (15 mL) canola 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 3-4 minutes.

Step 7
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.

Step 8
To serve, spread out cooked brown rice on individual dinner plates. Top with stir-fry. Garnish with fresh minced cilantro and sesame seeds.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
Per Serving 410 g
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 360
Fat / Lipides 10 g
Saturated / saturés 2 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 65 mg
Sodium / Sodium 330 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 35 g
Fiber / Fibres 6 g
Sugars / Sucres 4 g
Protein Protéines 32 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Developed for Chicken Farmers of Canada by Nancy Guppy, RD, MHSc