Balkava Cabbage and Chicken Stir-Fry Delight

Balkava Cabbage and Chicken Stir-Fry Delight

Delight in the vibrant flavors of the Balkava Cabbage and Chicken Stir-Fry Delight, a nutritious and flavorful Asian-inspired dish that’s perfect for quick weeknight dinners. Combining tender chicken strips, crisp cabbage, and a medley of colorful veggies, this dish is enhanced with savory sauces, aromatic spices, and a hint of ginger and garlic. Enjoy this dish on its own or serve it over steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal.

– 1 lb (450g) chicken breast, thinly sliced
– 3 cups shredded green cabbage
– 1 red bell pepper, julienned
– 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
– 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
– 1 small onion, thinly sliced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
– 3 tbsp soy sauce
– 2 tbsp oyster sauce
– 1 tbsp rice vinegar
– 1 tbsp vegetable oil
– 1 tsp sesame oil
– 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water (optional, for thickening)
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Cooked rice or noodles (for serving, optional)

1. **Prepare the Chicken and Vegetables:**
– In a bowl, mix the sliced chicken with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and a pinch of pepper. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the vegetables.
– Gather and prepare the cabbage, bell peppers, carrot, onion, garlic, and ginger.

2. **Cook the Chicken:**
– Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
– Add the marinated chicken and stir-fry for about 5-6 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and lightly browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

3. **Stir-Fry the Vegetables:**
– In the same skillet, add a bit more oil if needed and then add the onion, garlic, and ginger. Stir-fry for about 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
– Add the bell peppers, carrot, and cabbage. Stir-fry for about 4-5 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

4. **Combine Ingredients:**
– Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and mix with the vegetables.
– Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Stir to combine well.
– If you prefer a thicker sauce, add the cornstarch slurry and mix until the sauce thickens slightly.

5. **Finish and Serve:**
– Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
– Serve hot over cooked rice or noodles, if desired.

Enjoy your delectable Balkava Cabbage and Chicken Stir-Fry Delight, packed with nutritious vegetables and tender chicken, and kissed with the perfect balance of savory flavors!