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Thai Chicken Broccoli Slaw Stir-Fry

Here is a simple and delicious stir-fry with Thai flare using packaged "broccoli slaw mix" of shredded broccoli, carrots and red cabbage. The chopping is done already so you can get dinner on the table more quickly!
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup brown rice, dry
2 tsp lime zest, fresh
2 tbsp lime juice, fresh
3 tbsp peanut butter, smooth
1 tbsp rice vinegar, unseasoned
1 tbsp light tamari sauce
1 tbsp water
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp ginger, fresh
¼ tsp cayenne pepper, ground
4 cups broccoli slaw mix, prepared
2 cups red peppers, fresh, sliced
½ cup green onions, white part, sliced
¼ cup green onions, green part, sliced, for garnish
5 tsp grapeseed oil

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Cut chicken breast length-wise into strips about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long and ½ inch (1.25 cm) thick. Set aside.

  2. Cook the brown rice in unsalted water according to package directions.

  3. Finely grate lime peel and juice the lime. Set juice aside.

  4. Make stir-fry sauce by combining lime peel, peanut butter, rice vinegar, light tamari, water, garlic cloves, fresh ginger and ground cayenne pepper in bowl of blender or food processor. Process until smooth.

  5. Wash broccoli slaw under running cold water to freshen. Drain. Cut red peppers into thin slices. Slice green onions to make ½ cup (125 mL) white and ¼ cup (60 mL) of the green.

  6. Heat one tablespoon (15 mL) grapeseed oil over medium-high heat in a wok or skillet. Add chicken and fry five minutes on one side to brown. Flip and cook on other side for another 3-5 minutes to brown or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Remove from pan and set aside. Sprinkle with the reserved fresh lime juice.

  7. Heat remaining grapeseed oil. Add the sliced white of the green onions, broccoli slaw and red peppers. Stir-fry one minute.

  8. Pour sauce over stir-fry and sauté another two minutes or until vegetables are just tender crisp. Add chicken back and toss again. Taste and adjust seasoning – you may want to add more fresh lime juice or light tamari.

  9. To serve, mound brown rice on plate and top with the chicken stir-fry. Garnish with reserved sliced green ends of onions.

Helpful Tip

Cooking time includes cooking of the brown rice.

Nutrition Info

Per 400 g serving Amount
Protein34 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate35 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar7 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Sodium270 mg
Per 400 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A60
Vitamin C260
Vitamin B660
Vitamin B1222