Low-carb cabbage soup with chicken dumplings

Low-carb cabbage soup with chicken dumplings

Why not give these tasty chicken dumplings a try and add protein and yummy flavor to your cabbage soup? The result? A warm, comforting, and affordable one-pot low-carb meal.

Low-carb cabbage soup with chicken dumplings

Why not give these tasty chicken dumplings a try and add protein and yummy flavor to your cabbage soup? The result? A warm, comforting, and affordable one-pot low-carb meal.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Parsley butter
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
Dumplings
  • 1 lb 450 g ground chicken
  • 1 1 large egg, beatenlarge eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Soup
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • 1 lb 450 g green cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 6 cups 1.5 liters chicken broth
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix the ingredients for the parsley butter until combined, and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the dumpling ingredients until well combined. Place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes. Once chilled, form the mixture into 1 inch (2,5 cm) balls, using wet hands. You will have approximately 16 dumplings.
  3. In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the cabbage and increase the temperature to medium, stirring until the cabbage is slightly tender and starts to turn golden brown. Add the chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to medium.
  4. Add the dumplings, one at a time. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the dumplings are thoroughly cooked. Flip the dumplings about 5 minutes after adding them so they cook evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve bowl of soup with a dollop of parsley butter.

Tip!

You can substitute the parsley in the dumplings with tarragon, sage, or cilantro, for more of an Asian flair.

You can also substitute chicken broth for bouillon and water.

And, a sprinkle of grated parmesan is delish!

Note

This recipe has been test-kitchen approved.

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11 comments

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  2. 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.
  3. Faye?????
    I made this and it was delicious it’s a regular staple for my keto journey thanks for sharing in with us
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
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  7. 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!!
  8. Nichelle
    Loved it! I added cilantro.
  9. Rosie zapata
    Love this easy and delicious!!
  10. Martha
    Has anyone tried this for the Instant Pot? What would be the cooking time?
    Reply: #12
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Has anyone tried this for the Instant Pot? What would be the cooking time?

    We have not tested this recipe in the Instant Pot.

  12. Sonia
    I am going to add hot sauce when I make it tonight. Can hardly wait!!!!
  13. Scott S
    Love this one it's nice and filling and not too heavy, great for dinner if you want something light. I added a lot more cabbage to bulk it out a bit more.

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