USE NUTRITIOUS GREEN CABBAGE IN THIS EASY KETO CHICKEN CABBAGE SOUP
Since it’s soup season in our house we rolled out a simple Keto Chicken Cabbage Soup.
Last year I made a Lazy Man Beef Cabbage Roll Soup that we make a few times a year so I wanted to change it up.
This keto Chicken Cabbage Soup recipe is quick to make and filled with nutritious green cabbage, bone broth, white onion, ground chicken, cauliflower (thickener) and fragrant spices.
Growing up my mum would use cabbage in quite a few of her recipes because it fit with her food budget.
Cabbage is inexpensive and helps bulk out a recipe along with adding other vegetables and protein.
One of my favourite recipes that she’d make was stuffed cabbage rolls.
Mrs. CBB says she recalls her father making fried cabbage with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and boiled potato chunks.
Cabbage Nutrition Facts
Cabbage is a vegetable that is so overlooked at the grocery store yet chock-full of nutrients.
In fact, just 1 cup (89 grams) of raw green cabbage contains:
- Calories: 22
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Vitamin K: 85% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 54% of the RDI
- Folate: 10% of the RDI
- Manganese: 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
- Calcium: 4% of the RDI
- Potassium: 4% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
Cabbage also contains small amounts of other micronutrients, including vitamin A, iron and riboflavin. Source
Keto Is A Healthy Fat Lifestyle
This is not a magic weight loss soup, in fact, the popular cabbage soup diet has played a mind-game with consumers to believe cabbage is diet food.
Following a keto lifestyle means you are eating healthy fats such as butter, extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, cheese, chia seeds, nuts, eggs, and avocado.
This is why I always stress that just because a recipe says it’s Keto or Low-Carb doesn’t mean it won’t taste good, it’s quite the opposite.
How To Make Keto Chicken Cabbage Soup
If you don’t fancy chicken in your cabbage soup you can add minced beef, turkey or even lamb.
The great thing about certain recipes including soup is that you can substitute ingredients.
Let’s say you don’t want to add minced chicken but would rather make meatballs, you can do that as well.
We have posted our keto meatball recipe on the blog and it’s one of our most popular recipes.
If you don’t have homemade chicken bone broth you can use something such as Organika Bone Broth which has no added sugar.
When I was at the grocery store everything I found had added sugar so they aren’t the best for keto.
If you’re not worried about the bit of sugar then, by all means, go ahead and use it.
- 5 cups of chicken bone broth
- ½ medium green cabbage sliced or chopped
- 1 pound ground chicken or your choice of ground mince
- 1 cup of sliced white onion
- 2 cups of chopped celery
- 1 tbsp dry dill
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dry oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp fresh ground pepper
- 2 Bay Leaves
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
- 2 cups of chopped cauliflower (thickener)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup of whipping cream 35%
- In a small pot add water then place your cauliflower in the pot and boil it until it's tender. About 10 minutes on medium-high heat.
- Once tender, drain and then add a tablespoon of butter and mash it then set it aside.
- In a large frying pan add garlic, 1tbsp butter, ginger, and ground chicken and fry until cooked through.
- Using a large pot add 1tbsp of butter, sliced onions, celery, and sliced cabbage and saute until just tender with a bit of crunch. 10 minutes on medium-high heat.
- Put the mashed cauliflower mixture into the pot and mix.
- Add 4 cups of chicken bone broth, Worcestershire sauce to the cabbage saute and the cooked chicken mince.
- Add the bay leaves, dill, oregano and, paprika then mix.
- Gently add the whipping cream and swirl around to combine.
- Let cook 30 minutes on medium heat, taste seasoning and adjust if needed, remove bay leaves and discard.
This Keto Chicken Cabbage Soup is easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner and can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or frozen up to 3 months.
Nutrition: Each bowl (1 large ladle) has 5g Carbs and 1g of Fibre, 8g Fat per bowl