Chicken Cabbage Soup

This is a delightful delicious soup that will satisfy even the most fussy eater including children (well, most children). Cabbage is a good source of sinigrin and sinigrin is one of cabbage's sulfur-containing glucosinolates that has received special attention in cancer prevention research. The sinigrin in cabbage can be also converted into allyl-isothiocyanate (AITC).

This isothiocyanate compound has shown unique cancer preventive properties with respect to bladder cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. It's also worth noting here that a second glucosinolate found in cabbage—glucobrassicin—can be converted into two cancer-protective compounds. These two compounds are indole-3-carbinol (or I3C, an isothiocyanate) and diindolylmethane (or DIM).

If you've ever eaten too much cabbage, you know it can cause major gas. Veggies from the cruciferae family, such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and bok choy, are packed with fiber and raffinose which can cause high gas production, leading to lots of 'wind' and/or painful bloating. Cooking the cabbage makes the cabbage tissue structure softer and begins to break open tough cellulose structures that are pretty much indigestible (cooked or raw) and take LOTS of chewing to open up if raw. Once the cellulose structures and individual cells begin to open, more nutrients become available.

Begin by making your own homemade soup stock

Homemade Soup Stock

The size of your soup and the number of people you want to feed should be determined by the quantity of soup stock you create.

Chicken Cabbage Soup

Add the following ingredients to your soup stock. Quantity of each is up to you.

  • Chunks of chicken
  • water (50/50 stock to water ratio)
  • Shredded white and red cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Braggs soy
  • Sage
  • Chili peppers (optional)


  • In a large soup pot add soup stock and water and all the above ingredients
  • Heat on stove to boil then turn down and simmer for several hours
  • Pour into bowls with ladle making sure that each bowl has plenty of each ingredient added.


Bon Appetite!...TKH