Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls

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Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls

Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls

Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls is a healthy recipe which everyone should try. Of all the traditional cooking methods, steaming is actually a healthy and natural way to cook. The technique is quite simple and lets one experience the unique flavours of the food that is cooked. The modern diet is more of junk and processed food so it is all the more necessary to turn to a healthy and simple way of cooking. Matched with other cooking methods, steaming barely needs any fat and conserves up to 50 per cent more nutrients in the foods. Don’t you think steaming is an ideal cooking technique that helps control your calorie and fat intake?

What is Steaming?

Steaming is basically a cooking method that employs hot steam to conduct the heat to the food, without disturbing it in a boiling liquid, leaving us with tender, moist results—when done correctly. And because it doesn’t require the food to be submerged, it avoids the loss of nutrients through leaching. It also cooks relatively quickly

Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls

Here I have used a steam technique known as en papillote (“in paper”) or in packets. In India, Patra is cooked like this, even fish in banana leaf packets. Here I have used Cabbage leaves as packets and rolled minced chicken that is seasoned with salt, pepper, mixed Italian herbs, garlic, onion and soya sauce. The cabbage roll or packet is then steamed in this moist-heat cooking technique. It is an easy recipe for a Steamed Chicken Cabbage Roll and I served it with Roasted Veggies to make it a wholesome meal.

For the vegetarians, I have this Steamed Cabbage Wraps. Do check it out. And if you are looking for a steamed momo recipe here it is here.

Ingredients for the Steamed Chicken Cabbage Roll

250 gms Minced Chicken

6 Cloves Garlic finely Chopped

1 small Onion finely chopped

2 Green chillies chopped

1 tsp Mixed Italian Herbs

2 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves

Salt to taste

½ tsp Pepper powder

1 tsp Soy sauce

1 big Cabbage

Ingredients for Roasted Veggies

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp Vinegar

4 cloves finely chopped Garlic

1 tsp Mixed Herbs

½ tsp chilli powder

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp sugar

Salt to taste

½ Capsicum chopped into squares

1 onion chopped into squares

1 carrot chopped into rounds

½ red bell pepper chopped into squares

1 cup Portobello mushrooms sliced

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Minced Chicken
Minced chicken for stuffing

Method for Steamed Chicken Cabbage Roll

Take the minced chicken in a bowl.

Add the chopped garlic, green chillies, chopped onion, coriander leaves, salt, pepper powder, and soy sauce. Mix well preferably with your hand.

Cabbage Steamed
Cabbage for steaming

Take cabbage and dig out the thick stalk at the bottom carefully using a knife.

Now, place the cabbage as a whole inside a pan of boiling water and close the lid.

Let it cook for 5 to 10 minutes.

Steamed  Chicken cabbage rolls
Cabbage ready for stuffing

Remove the steamed cabbage from the water and set aside

Now, carefully remove the layers of leaves one at a time.

Cut off the thicken stalk in the middle of each leaf with a knife

Trim the leaves if you want to.

Place a ball of the minced meat mixture in the leaf. Roll the leaf once and wrap the sides in and roll again. Seal with a toothpick or you can leave it as it is.

Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls
Cabbage leaf stuffed with Chicken
Steamed Cabbage Rolls are ready
Minced Chicken Rolls in Steamer

Place these wrapped up rolls in a steamer and steam cook for 30 minutes on a medium flame. I used a bamboo momo steamer.

Steamed Cabbage Rolls are ready
Steamed Chicken Rolls

Remove the chicken cabbage rolls from the steamer.

Method for Roasted Veggies

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet or tray.

Veggies with herbs

Place mushrooms, bell peppers, carrot, and onion on it in a single layer. Add olive oil, vinegar, garlic, mixed herbs, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to mix

Roasted Veggies

Place into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until tender.

Serve the Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls hot with roasted veggies tossed in herbs and pickled onions.

Serve the Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls
Steamed Chicken in Cabbage Rolls
Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls

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Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls
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Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls
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Instructions
  1. Method for Steamed Chicken Cabbage Roll
  2. Take the minced chicken in a bowl.
  3. Add the chopped garlic, green chillies, chopped onion, coriander leaves, salt, pepper powder, and soy sauce. Mix well preferably with your hand.
  4. Take cabbage and dig out the thick stalk at the bottom carefully using a knife.
  5. Now, place the cabbage as a whole inside a pan of boiling water and close the lid.
  6. Let it cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the steamed cabbage from the water and set aside
  8. Now, carefully remove the layers of leaves one at a time.
  9. Cut off the thicken stalk in the middle of each leaf with a knife
  10. Trim the leaves if you want to.
  11. Place a ball of the minced meat mixture in the leaf. Roll the leaf once and wrap the sides in and roll again. Seal with a toothpick or you can leave it as it is.
  12. Place these wrapped up rolls in a steamer and steam cook for 30 minutes on a medium flame. I used a bamboo momo steamer.
  13. Remove the chicken cabbage rolls from the steamer.
  14. Serve the Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls hot with roasted veggies tossed in herbs.
  15. Method for Roasted Veggies
  16. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet or tray.
  17. Place mushrooms, bell peppers, carrot, and onion on it in a single layer. Add olive oil, vinegar, garlic, mixed herbs, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to mix
  18. Place into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until tender.
  19. Serve the Steamed Chicken Cabbage Rolls hot with roasted veggies tossed in herbs and pickled onions.
Recipe Notes

1. Don't fill too much mince in the Cabbage roll.

2. You can ake a vegetarian roll in the same way.

3. Be gentle while rolling or the filling will come out.

 

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 22

  1. Loved the recipe.Will definitely try it out.

  2. Smitha.gn says:

    the recipe looks great for all non-veg lovers …

  3. Roshan says:

    This looks so lovely… As you rightly said, in Kerala we do fish in a similar way by wrapping in banana leaves. But this feels even healthier

  4. abhijit says:

    Nice recipe. Looks like easily doable. Cabbage wrapped chicken had enough veggies. You also added roasted veggies. That is too many and too much vegetables!

  5. Back on your blog after a while and it seems to have grown by leaps and bounds. Loved the recipe though I am just not very fond of cabbage.

  6. Ninu Nair says:

    Yummy, I am sure my son is going to love this recipe. Thanks for the post!

  7. Ghazala Naseem says:

    Nice and innovative recipe , healthy too. Thanks for sharing , will give it a try.

  8. AsfA says:

    Never heard of tried this recipe I never tried anything with cabbage in it.
    #millennialscribbler
    #myfriendalexa

  9. Ms Arora says:

    Before I could write anything , I must say you put a lot of effort in your blog post.
    Presentation of recipe with pics is always helpful.
    Hmmm ! I think I must subscribe your blog #journeysays

  10. I am literally drooling while reading this post. bookmarking this recipe for this weekend.
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  11. Manas Mukul says:

    As always an amazing recipe. The pics really make it tempting.
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  12. sabrina says:

    Wonderful recipe

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