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Hungarian Cabbage Bake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min.


4 servings

When we had a bumper crop of cabbage a few years back, I searched for new cabbage entrees. I was delighted to find this one...and happy when my family said they loved it.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 medium cabbage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium tart apples, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, optional


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with paprika; brown on all sides. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, place cabbage in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover tightly. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Arrange apples and onion over cabbage. Sprinkle with caraway, lemon zest and sugar. Top with chicken pieces. Cover; bake for 30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and cabbage is tender. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese, if desired. Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

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