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Ukrainian(-ish) Chicken Cabbage Soup – Kapusnyak

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Calories 350
Protein 32g
Fat 11g
Carbs 36g
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

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Ukrainian(-ish) Chicken Cabbage Soup – Kapusnyak

Ingredients

Ukrainian(-ish) Chicken Cabbage Soup - Kapusnyak
Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 64oz (2 liters) low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube for extra flavor (optional)
  • 1 large carrot (or 2 medium carrots), chopped or diced
  • 5 celery stalks, chopped
  • 490g *=(~6 small) red potatoes or white potatoes (I did a mix of both)
  • 1 lb chicken breast, sliced into 1-inch pieces (optional)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 Roma tomatoes (or 6 campari tomatoes), chopped
  • 1/2 medium green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • thinly sliced greens like chard, kale, spinach
    • fresh dill to taste
Steps
  1. Set a large pot on medium heat.  Once hot, add the oil and onions.  Cook for 3 – 5 minutes until the onions are brown and somewhat translucent.  Add the garlic, oregano and sage and cook/bloom for 1 minute until fragrant.  Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, potatoes and chicken, then cover and cook for at least 20 minutes, up to 30 minutes (if you have the time).  Ensure the lid is on tightly to avoid as much evaporation as possible.
  3. Add the tomatoes, cabbage, thyme and bay leaves along with a generous pinch of sea salt & pepper.  Cook for 1 hour.
    Ukrainian(-ish) Chicken Cabbage Soup - Kapusnyak
  4. Garnish with thinly sliced chard (or other leafy green) and herb of your choice like dill or even basil.
  5. Enjoy!
    Ukrainian(-ish) Chicken Cabbage Soup - Kapusnyak

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Calories
350
Protein
32g
Fat
11g
Carbs
36g
Sodium
420mg
Fiber
7g
Sugar
9g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.