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Sautéed Chicken and Cabbage Skillet
4.9 from 67 votes

Sautéed Chicken and Cabbage Skillet

Protein rich chicken and savory cabbage come together in this easy, delicious and super healthy low-carb Chicken and Cabbage Skillet.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 358kcal


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs trimmed of fat and cut into small pieces
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 large cabbage chopped
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • Red Pepper Flakes if desired


  • Heat a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and gently swirl to coat. When pan is hot add the chicken pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 6-8 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked and lightly browned. Carefully transfer chicken to a clean plate using a large slotted spoon.
  • Using the same skillet or Dutch oven, place the pan over medium high heat. Add 1 more tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and the large diced yellow onion. Stir to coat the onion in oil and scrape off any brown bits that may be stuck to the bottom of your skillet. Sautè the onion for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onions just start to soften.
  • Add the minced garlic and paprika to the onions and sautè for one more minute. Mix in the shredded carrots, chopped tomatoes, chicken stock and chopped cabbage. Reduce heat to medium low and cover with a fitted lid. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After 15 minutes, remove cover and return chicken to the pan and mix with the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook on low for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until there is no liquid remaining.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and red pepper flakes (if desired).


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 1090mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 11615IU | Vitamin C: 98.6mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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