Chicken Soup with Cabbage

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023
Get cozy with this hearty chicken soup with cabbage. Packed full of veggies, it's a wonderful recipe to use up the ingredients you have on hand. Consider adding turnips, rutabagas or frozen peas. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Chicken Soup with Cabbage Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and onion; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in broth, potatoes, cabbage, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, 10-15 minutes. Stir in chicken; heat through. If desired, top with parsley.
Chicken Soup with Cabbage Tips

How do you cut cabbage for chicken soup?

Shredding cabbage might seem intimidating, which could prompt you to buy pre-shredded cabbage. But learning how to do it yourself will save you money in the long run. Check out our quick and easy guide to shredding cabbage!

How can you make Chicken Soup with Cabbage your own?

If you are looking for a fast and easy weekday dinner, try using rotisserie chicken to ramp up the flavor and cut down on the cooking time! Of course, you can make your own rotisserie-style chicken from scratch if that is more your style

How long will leftover Chicken Soup with Cabbage last?

You can refrigerate your cabbage soup in an airtight container for 3-5 days. You may also freeze this dish in airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 3 months.

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 114 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.