Heat up half a tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot saute the chicken until almost cooked through. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
In the same skillet add more oil, over medium heat, and saute onion until soft. Follow with cabbage and seasonings, tomato paste. Stir and mix a couple of times and pour in the stock.
Cover with the lid and simmer the cabbage for 20-25 minutes until softened and flavorful. Return the chicken, and add rice and grated carrots.
Stir to combine and simmer for another 5 minutes or so until all the ingredients are warmed through. Garnish with parsley and serve right away.