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5 from 2 votes

Simmered Cabbage with Chicken Broth Recipe


  • 1/2  head cabbage chopped into 1″ squares, or one head cabbage torn into sheets
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. sugar optional


  • Heat oil and butter in a large pot, till melted.
  • Thoroughly wash and rinse your cabbage. I usually rinse mine several times, just so I’m sure I’ve removed any dirt along with pests like cabbage worms (they tend to hide in all the nooks and crannies). Again, using leaf cabbage can help prevent some of the pests from hiding!
    soak and clean cabbage
  • Add chopped cabbage, salt and pepper, stirring over low heat for 5 min
  • Pour in the broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low, cover, and allow to continue cooking for 15 min., stirring occasionally, or until tender.Raise the heat to med., uncover, and cook until the liquids have reduced by half.
    boil cabbage in broth
  • Taste and season.