Variation On A Classic Dish

Braised Cabbage Rolls

with Ground Chicken
Average: 4.7 (7 votes)
(7 votes)
Braised Cabbage Rolls

Braised Cabbage Rolls - Tender cabbage - tasty and filled with protein

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35 min.
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Nutritional values

With only 6 g of fat and not even 300 calories, the rolls are a great dish for dieting. One portion provides almost the entire daily requirement of vitamin C plus plenty of protein.

Even those who generally tolerate cabbage less well do not need to do without the delicious rolls. With fresh ginger or caraway seeds, it is easier to digest.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie290 kcal(14 %)
Protein47 g(48 %)
Fat6 g(5 %)
Carbohydrates9 g(6 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage9 g(30 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E11.1 mg(93 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin25.1 mg(209 %)
Vitamin B₆1.3 mg(93 %)
Folate188 μg(63 %)
Pantothenic acid2 mg(33 %)
Biotin7.6 μg(17 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.9 μg(30 %)
Vitamin C88 mg(93 %)
Potassium1,046 mg(26 %)
Calcium206 mg(21 %)
Magnesium72 mg(24 %)
Iron3.8 mg(25 %)
Iodine21 μg(11 %)
Zinc2.1 mg(26 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.3 g
Uric acid418 mg
Cholesterol158 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 large Savoy cabbage
2 onions
1 garlic
½ lemon
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
22 ounces Chicken breasts
1 egg
1 teaspoon hot ground paprika
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (such as sunflower oil)
1 teaspoon Tomato paste
1 pinch allspice
8 ounces Vegetable broth
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 large Pot, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Large knife, 1 Fine grater, 1 Small plate, 1 Bowl, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Kitchen twine (or toothpick), 1 Dutch oven (with lid), 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Measuring cups

Preparation steps

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 1

Remove the outer leaves from the cabbage and then carefully separate 16 of the largest, prettiest leaves. Cut out the thick veins.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 2

Blanch the cabbage leaves in a large pot of boiling salted water for 30 seconds. Lift out with a slotted spoon and drain well.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 3

Halve remaining cabbage with a large knife, cut out the core and cut the cabbage into thin strips.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 4

Peel the onions and garlic and chop very fine.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 5

Rinse the lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate the zest. Set aside on a small plate.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 6

Rinse the parsley, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop finely.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 7

Rinse the chicken fillets, pat dry, finely chop with a large knife or in a food processor and place in a bowl.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 8

Add the parsley, egg, lemon zest, garlic and half the onions to the chicken. Season with salt, pepper and paprika and mix thoroughly.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 9

For each roll, lay 2 of the reserved cabbage leaves slightly overlapping on a work surface. Place chicken mixture on top, dividing evenly.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 10

Fold cabbage over the filling and roll up firmly. Wrap with kitchen twine or seal with toothpicks.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 11

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or a roasting pan over medium heat. Cook the cabbage rolls until seared all over, then remove from pan.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 12

Stir the remaining onion and tomato paste in the pan and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add cabbage strips and cook until coated, stirring.

Braised Cabbage Rolls preparation step 13

Season cabbage strips with salt, pepper and allspice. Pour in the broth, bring to a boil and add cabbage rolls. Cover and simmer over low heat until cabbage is tender and filling is heated through, 35-40 minutes. Serve hot.