Chicken-Filled Cabbage Rolls

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Chicken-Filled Cabbage Rolls

Chicken-Filled Cabbage Rolls
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Now We're Cooking!
Food Groups: Vegetables, Protein
Main Ingredient: Chicken & Turkey
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Origin: Asian
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

Here's a recipe you can make in the classroom, from Dairy Council of CA's Now We're Cooking! program.


1 medium green Cabbage
6 green Onions
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1 pound ground Chicken or turkey
1 teaspoon granulated Sugar
Small piece of fresh Ginger, peeled (2 1/2 tablespoons, chopped)
1/2 cup canned Water Chestnuts
1 1/2 tablespoons Soy sauce
3 tablespoons Water
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
Black Pepper to taste

For the sauce:
1/2 cup Rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Remove and discard core from cabbage. Put cabbage in boiling water, cover, and gently boil for 5-10 minutes until head is softened. Drain well, and set aside to cool.
Finely chop green onions. In a medium skillet over moderate heat, add vegetable oil. Cook chicken or turkey over medium heat until well done. Add onions, stirring for about 3 munutes. Stir in sugar.
Finely chop ginger to measure 2-1/2 Tablespoons. Finely chop water chestnuts. Add ginger and water chestnuts to meat mixture, along with 1-1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce, water, lemon juice, and black pepper to taste. Mix well and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Cool slightly.
To prepare sauce, whisk together rice vinegar, 1/2 Tablespoon soy sauce and sesame seed oil until combined well.
Peel off eight cabbage leaves from cooled head. Place 4 Tablespoons of filling in center of each leaf and drizzle 1 teaspoon sauce over each mound of filling. Fold stem end over filling, then fold in sides and roll up. Serve immediately, using extra sauce for dipping.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 168
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 236 mg
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Protein: 12 g
Fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 56 mg

Cook's Notes:

Choose very low-fat ground chicken or turkey, plus select a non-stick skillet and reduce the oil by half to lower the fat in this recipe.