Rustic Chicken Cabbage Soup With Potatoes

Rustic Chicken Cabbage Soup With Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1 chicken about 1.2 k., cut into serving pieces
  • 1 whole onion unpeeled, cut into halves
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 head white cabbage


  • Place the chicken pieces in a large thick-bottomed pot. Pour in enough water to cover. Set over medium heat and bring to the boil. Remove scum as it rises.
  • With a sharp pointed knife, pierce the garlic in several places.
  • Add the onion, pierced garlic, peppercorns, bay leaf and salt to the pot. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste occasionally and add more salt, as needed.
  • Meanwhile, cut the cabbage into halves then cut each half into four wedges. Peel the potatoes and cut into wedges as well.
  • Add the potatoes and cabbage to the chicken. Simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes. The potatoes will soak up a lot of the saltiness in the broth so taste one last time before serving.