Keto cabbage soup with chicken quenelles

Keto cabbage soup with chicken quenelles

Quenelles? Well, if dumplings and sausage had a baby, you would end up with delicious ground meat morsels floating in your soup! Why not give quenelles a try and add protein and yummy flavor to cabbage soup? The result? A warm, comforting, and affordable one-pot meal.

Keto cabbage soup with chicken quenelles

Quenelles? Well, if dumplings and sausage had a baby, you would end up with delicious ground meat morsels floating in your soup! Why not give quenelles a try and add protein and yummy flavor to cabbage soup? The result? A warm, comforting, and affordable one-pot meal.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g ground chicken
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1 chicken bouillon cubechicken bouillon cubes
  • 4 cups 1 liter water
  • 1 lb 450 g green cabbage or savoy cabbage
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • salt and ground black pepper
Parsley butter
  • 5 oz. 150 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Chop parsley and gently mix with butter, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, make the quenelles. Add ground chicken, eggs and seasoning and blend until well combined. Place in the fridge to rest for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Take the mixture out of the fridge and use clean and wet hands or two spoons to shape quenelles, about an inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.
  4. Shred cabbage coarsely. Add butter to a large pot and fry the cabbage over medium-high heat for a few minutes until it starts to turn golden brown. Add water and bouillon cube and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the quenelles, one-by-one. Let simmer for 8-10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve soup with a dollop of parsley butter.

Tip!

You can substitute the parsley with cilantro for more of an Asian take on this dish.

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8 comments

  1. FowlTemptress
    I'm confused - the instructions say to chop the parsley but the recipe calls for dried parsley, not fresh. I have a feeling we are meant to use fresh parsley for the herb butter.
  2. Mimi
    Looks like dried parsley is used in the dumplings.
    Can I use homemade stock I stead of a buillion cube?
  3. Fiona Makin
    Not sure how to express how much we love this soup. I always cook for the team (I run a small business) and this was on today's menu. It's always a good sign when they go back for more. Then I did left overs for the kids for tea tonight. My daughter (12 years) is hassling me to make sure I leave some so she can take it to school tomorrow for lunch. Absolute hit, we give it 5 stars. Only adjustment I would make is to add more stock as in the end there are more quenelles than soup.
  4. Faye?????
    I made this and it was delicious it’s a regular staple for my keto journey thanks for sharing in with us
  5. Soeurlt
    Umm didn't care for this. Not filling enough for a meal and also rather bland. Also I never ever cook cabbage and now I see why. Definitely prefer it raw in the keto slaw. This is one of the few Diet Doctor recipes I don't like.
  6. Michelle
    This is some good a** soup (and I never liked cabbage). My husband was slow getting to the table and almost missed out. I can't wait until I cook some more. Woo!
  7. Roni
    Can you substitute chicken broth for the bouillon and water?
  8. Jessica
    So delicious! I did add tumeric, garlic and cayenne to the meatballs (because if you can add some super herbs why not) and it was amazing! Even my hubby who doesn't like ground meat had multiple helpings. Need to make a double batch next time!!

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