Chicken & Cabbage Skillet Dinner; dogs

Cooking for a group or a large family takes careful planning to make sure that you have enough to feed everyone.

Cooking for one or two takes careful planning to make sure you don’t end up wasting food.

To be honest I don’t remember the transition from cooking for a hungry teenager to only cooking for the two of us. It’s possible I don’t remember because it took a long time before I had it figured out.

I do know that before mon mari became a T1 Diabetic (and had to pay attention to what he ate) I always cooked a ‘cup’ of rice (6.5oz, 200gr). It was always too much which we ate mostly.

Now I cook 1/2 cup (3.3oz, 95gr) which looks pathetic but turns out to be exactly the right amount.

Why am I telling you this? Because it’s not just the cooking that needs planning; it’s also the shopping.

Depending on size a cauliflower is enough for 3 or 4 meals for us. Broccoli is usually good for 2 meals. Winter squash can be anywhere from 3 to 6 meals – or more if it’s a big pumpkin.

Cabbage is almost always a solid 3 meals…..

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Chicken & Cabbage Skillet Dinner

This is a 1-skillet dinner for two.
I used green or Savoy cabbage which cooks faster then red or white cabbage. Adjust cooking time accordingly.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Skillet


  • 12oz (360 gr) chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/3 Savoy cabbage, about 3 cups, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs minced ginger
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut into matchsticks. 
  • 1/2 cup (3.3 oz, 95 gr) Basmati rice
  • 1 1/4 cups (10 oz, 300 ml) chicken broth
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions, ginger, garlic, chicken and stir-fry 5 minutes.
  • Add rice, carrot, cabbage and stir-fry 5 minutes longer.
  • Add broth, soy sauce, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes, (until rice is done) stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Serve from the skillet. 


Basmati rice cooks in about 15 minutes. Check cooking times for your rice.
Substitute 1/2 tsp ground ginger for the fresh


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 555
  • Sugar: 9.4 g
  • Sodium: 346 mg
  • Fat: 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61 g
  • Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 48.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 124.1 mg

Keywords: Skillet dinner, chicken, cabbage

Chicken, Cabbage Skillet Dinner

This is one of those days where I am just out of words.

Nothing of interest is happening.

We’re still in lockdown although this time we can go 10 km for exercise or whatever we want, without any documentation. On the French Gouv. site there is even a link to a handy little map / guide that gives the 10K radius from any address.

The weather is improving enough that I can plant me seedlings soon – but not yet.

The bunnies have myxomatosis and are dead and dying all around the place but we don’t want to talk about that. Or look at them. It’s very sad…..

So I’ll leave you with some old photos….

This is me, feeding the dogs treats when visiting our friend in Spain a about 8 years ago. The 2 on the left are mine; the other 4 are his.

My two – when they were young and playful.

Fond memories of those days…..

That’s all….

Bon week-end!

2 thoughts on “Chicken & Cabbage Skillet Dinner; dogs”

  1. Poor bunnies. Poor, poor bunnies. 🙁

    It took me a long time to figure out how to cook for two as well. I never cooked for two when it was just the two of us pre-kids either though. But I was working, so was he and leftovers were my friend.

    It snowed here off and on all day Wednesday. Right now, it’s almost 7pm eastern time and still 61 degrees. This Tuesday, I believe, it’s supposed to be 80. Michigan is schizophrenic. There can be no other explanation. But I will definitely take advantage next week and start working in the yard, so there’s that.

    • I feel so bad for the bunnies. They go blind. Our neighbor shoots them – which is kind, I suppose, but I hate that too.
      I have some pumpkin plants that are going in today – they just grew too fast. They’ll either make it or I’ll replant. 5 are huge, the rest are normal., Who knows?

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