Chicken Cabbage Rolls (Golubtsi)

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Ingredients

    • 2 pounds ground chicken

 

    • 1/4 cup white rice

 

    • 1 red bell pepper

 

    • 2 carrots

 

    • 2 onions

 

    • 2 teaspoons + 2 Tablespoons tomato paste

 

    • Salt

 

    • Black pepper

 

    • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 

  • 1 large cabbage head

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Directions: 

  • Boil 1/4 cup of rice.
  • In a mixing bowl, add 2 pounds of ground chicken thighs.
  • Grate 1 onion into the bowl with chicken.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of tomato paste.
  • Add boiled rice to the bowl.
  • Mix together well.

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  • In a pot filled with water, boil a head of 1 cabbage for 1 hour (make sure to carve the core out before boiling). The cabbage will be soft.
  • Carefully take each leaf from the cabbage. (If a leaf is too big, you can cut it in half.) Also, cut the harder part off.
  • In the center of each leaf add 1 Tablespoon of the meat mixture. Fold the sides and then roll the long way. Like an egg roll. Stack in a Dutch oven-pot or a regular pot. If you don’t have enough cabbage leaves, you could just make meat into meatballs and add to the pot.

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For the sauce: 

  • Boil water in a kettle.
  • Chop up 1 onion, grate 2 carrots, and chop 1 red bell pepper.
  • In a pan, heat up 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • First sauté the onions for 2 minutes.
  • Add to the onions chopped carrots, then sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Add to the onions and carrots the red bell pepper and 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste. Sauté for another 3-4 minutes.

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  • Pour over the cabbage rolls and add boiled water from the kettle, just enough to cover everything. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to the lowest and cook for 1 hour.

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golubtsi

Chicken Cabbage Rolls (Golubtsi)

Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup white rice
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 teaspoons + 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large cabbage head

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, add 2 pounds of ground chicken thighs.
  • Grate 1 onion into the bowl with chicken.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of tomato paste.
  • Add boiled rice to the bowl.
  • Mix together well.
  • In a pot filled with water, boil a head of 1 cabbage for 1 hour (make sure to carve the core out before boiling). The cabbage will be soft.
  • Carefully take each leaf from the cabbage. (If a leaf is too big, you can cut it in half.) Also, cut the harder part off.
  • In the center of each leaf add 1 Tablespoon of the meat mixture. Fold the sides and then roll the long way. Like an egg roll. Stack in a Dutch oven-pot or a regular pot. If you don’t have enough cabbage leaves, you could just make meat into meatballs and add to the pot.

For the sauce:

  • Boil water in a kettle.
  • Chop up 1 onion, grate 2 carrots, and chop 1 red bell pepper.
  • In a pan, heat up 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • First sauté the onions for 2 minutes.
  • Add to the onions chopped carrots, then sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Add to the onions and carrots the red bell pepper and 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste. Sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour over the cabbage rolls and add boiled water from the kettle, just enough to cover everything. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to the lowest and cook for 1 hour.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 1290mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 85.6% | Vitamin C: 104.5% | Calcium: 8.9% | Iron: 13.6%
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  1. i love this. it’s so delicious!

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