Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry with Spicy Cabbage

Cabbage, fish sauce and spicy Sriracha make this easy chicken stir-fry uniquely delicious.

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  • Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 cups sliced cabbage
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

How to make this recipe

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then stir in the onions and garlic. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the onions are soft.

  2. Add the chicken and stir occasionally until the chicken is lightly browned and nearly cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the lemon juice, Sriracha, fish sauce and brown sugar. Stir in the cabbage and cook for about 3 minutes or until cabbage is tender.

  4. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and serve warm.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published October 2013

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: David Ritchie

Review Body: Good recipe. I was trying to use up some garden cabbage and meyer lemons, so this was perfect. I splashed a bit of sake on the chicken and then coated with a couple of teaspoons of starch, added chicken stock with the liquids (the starch thickens it into a lovely sauce). Finish with a bit of soy sauce and topped with cashews...wonderful!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-03-21