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Chicken Cabbage Soup


This is a delicious and nutritious Chicken Cabbage Soup cooked on low heat to perfection with so much flavor!

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3 chicken thighs 0.77 pound or 350 g
2 medium potato(es)
3 carrot(s)
1 onion(s)
1 cabbage 1 pound or 450 g
2 cloves garlic
6 tablespoons millet
4 tablespoons tomato sauce or tomato paste
to taste salt
1 teaspoon red paprika
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 pints water 2 liters
2 ounces sour cream 50 g (also greens such as parsley, dill or arugula can be added as a decoration for the soup))

And love - it is the main ingredient!


2-3 ladles
Serving Size
12.4 g
20 g
29.6 g
5.5 g
Saturated Fat
4.9 g
55 mg
4.8 g
271 mg
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      About the Recipe


      This is a delicious and nutritious Chicken Cabbage Soup recipe cooked on low heat to perfection with so much flavor!

      A bowl of chicken cabbage soup on a tables with carrots, garlic and spices

      This hearty soup warms your soul and will provide you with so much comfort. It features sweet carrots, onion, garlic, cabbage, and millet. Have you ever tried chicken cabbage soup with millet? – If not, you definitely need to try it.

      What is the Best Season to Make This Recipe?

      The best season to make this chicken cabbage soup is… now 🙂 If you are craving a bowl of rich soup, you are at the right place.

      I always make it whenever I need it. But, of course, fall and winter shine are the best seasons to make this chicken cabbage soup.

      The root vegetables become ready and have so much flavor. Yum!

      Here is a quick idea of Chicken Dumplings Soup, in case you like dumplings:

      What Are the Health Benefits of This Dish?

      This dish is very nutritional and provides a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. This chicken cabbage soup is also low in calories.

      Chicken is a good lean protein, which is essential for muscle health.

      This soup is loaded with cabbage which has fiber and helps digestion.

      And there are other vitamins and minerals in this dish, such as vitamins A, C, K, and others.

      And garlic is a key ingredient to boost the immune system.

      Also, this soup features millet. Millet is a highly nutritious grain that has been a staple in the diets of many cultures for thousands of years. It is gluten-free, high in fiber, and rich in nutrients.

      A pot with chicken cabbage soup on the stove

      Where Can I Buy the Required Ingredients?

      I recommend buying all your ingredients at your local farmer’s market or a specialty grocery store.

      It is best to buy free-range chicken. It is also a healthier option for sure. You can choose boneless, skinless chicken thighs from the meat section. Personally, I love to have things with skin and bones, it gives more flavor and richness to the soup.

      Chicken Cabbage Soup in a bowl with a spoon

      Can I Substitute Any of the Ingredients?

      Sure! You can make substitutions based on your preferences or dietary restrictions.

      Instead of chicken, you can use turkey, or mushrooms for a vegetarian version.

      If I make a vegetarian soup, I like to use fresh and dry porcini mushrooms and chanterelle mushrooms. The lasts taste so good when you fry them.

      You can also use different vegetables such as bell peppers and sweet potatoes.

      A bowl of chicken cabbage soup on a tables with carrots, garlic and spices

      Can I Make This Dish Part of a Menu?

      Of course, Chicken Cabbage Soup can be the main course of a well-rounded menu. If you’re planning a dinner, consider pairing it with:

      Which Drinks Pair Well with This Dish?

      Choosing the right beverages to complement your meal is essential. Here are some drink options that pair wonderfully with Chicken Cabbage Soup:

      • White Wine: A crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, complements the flavors of the soup.
      • Herbal Tea: A soothing herbal tea like chamomile or mint can be a perfect match for a cozy evening.
      • Water: A glass of water with a piece of lemon is another alternative.

      A bowl of chicken cabbage soup on a tables with carrots, garlic and spices

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      10 min

      Gather Ingredients

      Gather all ingredients on a table. Peel all vegetables.

      5 min

      Fry chicken

      Grab a big pot and place on the stove on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Wash and dry chicken thighs with paper towel. Add chicken thighs to a pot. Fry chicken for 2 minutes from both sides.

      5 min

      Add potato and water

      Add thingy chopped potatoes to a pot with chicken and fry for 3 minutes. Then add 4 pints of water.

      7 min

      Prepare carrots and onion

      Chop onion and grate carrots. Grab a pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Heat olive oil and add chopped onion, grated carrots and spices, and fry for 2-3 minutes on low heat. After, add tomato sauce (or tomato paste), mix all ingredients. Simmer it on low heat for 5 minutes.

      20 min

      Cook soup

      You will see the foam from chicken, carefully scoop up the foam with a ladle. After, add millet to the pot. Add braised vegetables to the pot, and mix. Continue cooking on low heat, stirring from time to time.

      23 min

      Add cabbage and cook soup

      While soup cooks, cut cabbage into pieces and process it in a food process like on a picture. Add 1.5 cup of chopped cabbage to a soup pot. And mix everything gently. Continue cooking soup on low heat.
      (You can continue cooking the soup for an extra half an hour, as it only gives more flavor to it. If your soup is too dense, you can add a little bit of water and continue cooking it until you get a desired consistency)

      1 min


      Serve soup in soup bowls with sour cream on top. (Adding greens is optional). :-)
      Your Chicken Cabbage Soup is ready! Enjoy!



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      sometimes I use Pablano peppers for a little bit of spice and sometimes I use V8 juice instead of tomato sauce

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