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Cabbage Chicken Soup Recipe

Updated on October 2, 2017
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Cabbage Soup Made With Leftover Chicken

It's the end of July and here in Ontario we've been having a few unseasonably chilly days. Normally in the summer months I only make cold soups, but since the weather is feeling like a Fall day I thought soup would be great for dinner along with a salad.

I hate to waste anything, and had two chicken carcasses from last nights dinner in my refrigerator, so I decided to use them to make the soup.

This soup can be easily made with turkey too. My motto is "Don't that carcass away, save it and make soup with it today."

The great thing about making soup is you can come up with so many different soups with items you have on hand.

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Most of the ingredients needed
Most of the ingredients needed
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: 5-6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken carcasses with a little meat left on them
  • water (enough to cover the carcasses in the pot)
  • 1 medium to large onion chopped
  • 1/2 package of baby carrots or 2 large carrots chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced thin and chopped
  • 1 -2 ribs of celery chopped
  • 1 box of chicken broth or dehydrated chicken broth
  • fresh ground pepper
  • a few pinches of thyme
  • a good shake of celery seed
  • 4 -6 drops of Tabasco Sauce (optional)
  • 1 package of chopped cabbage or 1/2 of a medium cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen peas

Instructions

  1. In a large pot cover the two chicken carcasses with water. This soup can be made with one carcass or more.
  2. Bring this to a boil and let it cook for at least 45 minutes.
  3. Remove the carcasses from the pot and set aside to cool.
  4. Pour the broth that's left in the pot through a strainer, and into a bowl to remove any little bones.
  5. Pour the broth back into the pot.
  6. To the broth add 1 box of chicken broth, celery, onion, carrots, garlic, Tabasco sauce, and spices bringing everything to a boil. Turn down the burner to simmer, cover the pot, and let simmer until carrots are cooked.
  7. Add the chopped cabbage and bring to a boil. Turn the burner down to medium and add the frozen peas. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the cabbage is cooked.
  8. Serve and ENJOY!
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Cover the chicken carcasses with water.Remove carcasses from the broth, set aside and let cool.Strain the soup broth from the pot into a large bowl.Strained chicken broth from the pot.Remove as much chicken meat from the carcasses as possible.Adding the veggies to the broth.Final step is to add the cabbage and peas.
Cover the chicken carcasses with water.
Cover the chicken carcasses with water.
Remove carcasses from the broth, set aside and let cool.
Remove carcasses from the broth, set aside and let cool.
Strain the soup broth from the pot into a large bowl.
Strain the soup broth from the pot into a large bowl.
Strained chicken broth from the pot.
Strained chicken broth from the pot.
Remove as much chicken meat from the carcasses as possible.
Remove as much chicken meat from the carcasses as possible.
Adding the veggies to the broth.
Adding the veggies to the broth.
Final step is to add the cabbage and peas.
Final step is to add the cabbage and peas.

Optional Ingredients You May Want to Add to This Soup

  • Because I'm following a lower carb diet I haven't added any of the following items to my soup recipe: potatoes, rice, and pasta. Adding any of these will make the soup much thicker. You may want to add extra broth if adding any of these ingredients.
  • Fresh or frozen veggies such as; corn, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, green or yellow beans, can all be added depending on what you and your family likes in their soup.
  • Experiment with different types of spices and or hot sauces.
  • Serve for lunch or for dinner with a side of bread and or a salad.
  • Freeze leftovers for another chilly day.

© 2013 Susan Zutautas

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Zeross4: I'd love to learn how to make spring rolls. Are they hard to make?

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Sounds delicious, I love cabbage! As for it giving you gas, lucky for me- my fiancé hates cabbage haha! I will have to try the caraway or cumin seeds trick, very interesting. My mom just had us over for dinner and she made cabbage spring rolls yummy. This cabbage chicken soup looks great, especially for this cold weather we are having.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Merrci: Thanks!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks delicious! It's a nice rainy day to fix a pot.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      We've been having some rainy weather, so I'm looking forward to making some soup in the near future. I love cabbage and your recipe sounds delicious!

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      Laurel Johnson 4 years ago from Washington KS

      This recipe sounds delicious!! My husband loves cabbage in any form so I'll be trying this soup.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks. The weather here has been strange this summer. I'm thinking the heat and higher temperatures will return.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This sounds just delicious! I would add some left over black-eyed peas or green beans from our garden. I love making soups or stews when the weather starts to cool off. Here in Oklahoma, we are at 105 degrees. I may save this recipe for a couple of months.