You know I’m always game for a meal with all the veggies. This Sheet Pan Chicken & Cabbage Stir Fry delivers and it’s easy to make! So let’s jump right in because you know you need this in your dinner rotation asap.
Let’s start with a disclaimer. This isn’t technically a stir fry. If it was it would be fried in a little oil over a fairly high heat and you’d be doing a lot of stirring. That’s not happening here. But let me explain.
When I first set out to do a cabbage stir fry I did it on the stove top and, friends, that’s just not my favorite way to cook cabbage. It ends up a little too wilted and soggy for this gal’s taste. Now roasting your cabbage in the oven is a whole other story. Why anyone prepares cabbage any other way I’ll never understand. In the oven you’ll get crispy bits of cabbage that are so dang good. I could eat an entire pan all by myself. And I definitely have. (Reserve your judgment. It’s cabbage.) My love for roasted cabbage is real.
Naturally this led me to the decision to make this stir fry in the oven. I paired cabbage with two other veggies I know do beautifully in the oven: broccoli and brussels sprouts. Both are chopped fairly small so they don’t overpower the dish.
So sure, it’s not technically a stir fry. Am I going to call it a stir fry anyway? Yes, ma’am.
What else contributes to the success of this recipe? Chicken, seasonings, garlic, onion, and coconut aminos all work their magic for a very filling but totally veggie-filled meal.
To accommodate all this goodness you’ll need a large sheet pan. Mine is 12 x 17. If you don’t have one that size I recommend getting one (I have three this size) because it’s really the best size for sheet pan dinners. You can always split up your ingredients into two smaller pans if that’s your preference though!
I really struggled with how much a serving size should be for this particular recipe. Since it really can be served as a complete meal without any sides I’ve settled on a serving size being one third of the sheet pan. Of course if you’re really hungry you could eat half the pan yourself (been there, done that). If children will also be sharing this you can likely get more than three servings from it (assuming their portions are smaller). If you’re serving additional sides with this you could get more servings from one pan as well.
To take it all to the next level you’ll want to drizzle siracha on top right before eating. I kid you not it makes this stir fry taste like pad thai. I. Kid. You. Not. Pad Thai. Even my husband agreed and he’s a vegetable skeptic. He’s an everything skeptic really. We use a store bought siracha but if you’re doing a round of Whole30 try this sugar free siracha recipe from 40 Aprons.
Made this Sheet Pan Chicken & Cabbage Stir Fry and loved it? If you share a photo of your dinner on Instagram tag me so I can check it out!
Interested in another sheet pan dinner? Sheet Pan Balsamic Basil Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl (rolls right off the tongue, I know) is one of my most popular recipes! This Sheet Pan Chicken with Potatoes & Zucchini is another good one!
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- 2 tbsp olive oil can use a different cooking fat of choice
- 4 cups cabbage shredded
- 2 cups broccoli chopped
- 2 cups brussels sprouts halved or quartered
- 1/2 onion thinly sliced
- 2 chicken breasts around 300 grams
- 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- siracha or hot sauce for topping
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Spread your shredded cabbage, brussels sprouts (cut into fourths), broccoli (chopped), and onion (thinly sliced) on your sheet pan.
- Slice your chicken into thin strips. Spread on top of vegetables on sheet pan.
- Drizzle olive oil over everything. Add minced garlic and all seasoning. (Do not add your coconut aminos yet.)
- Place in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. (25 minutes works best for my oven.)
- Remove from oven. Drizzle coconut aminos over everything and stir. Can add extra coconut aminos, salt, or pepper to taste.
- Serve in bowls with siracha for a complete meal!