Chicken and Cabbage, Balsamic Yogurt Sauce; projects

After the winter squash season and before the lock-down I managed to buy some winter vegetables.

I was so excited…. Cauliflower, broccoli, rutabagas, cabbage. We love them all.

The larger, cruciferous vegetables require a bit of a commitment when cooking for two. Or at least some planning so it all gets eaten.

One of our favorite ways to use up some cabbage is this easy Egg Foo Yung.

Or you could tuck some into a Fish Pie with Smoked Salmon.

It’s great in stir-fries…. and, of course, soup.

Now’s the time to get creative.

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Chicken and Cabbage, Balsamic Yogurt Sauce

I used Savoy or green cabbage, which cooks a bit faster than the white cabbage common in the U.S,
This is great with simple boiled potatoes.

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken


  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut in half
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups roughly chopped Savoy cabbage
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbs maizena (cornstarch) dissolved in 2 tbs water
  • 2/3 cup (5oz, 150gr) Greek yogurt


  • Heat oil in medium skillet. 
  • Add onion, sauté until tender.
  • Add chicken and sauté until lightly browned, turning once.
  • Add cabbage, thyme, vinegar, stock, stir to combine.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until cabbage is tender.
  • Stir cabbage and turn chicken once.
  • Increase heat slightly, add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in yogurt.
  • Spoon onto a platter and serve.


If you use white cabbage, remove the chicken after browning, add the cabbage to the skillet, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Then return the chicken to the pan and finish the dish.
My Greek yogurt comes in 5 oz containers….  4 oz would work as well.

Keywords: chicken, cabbage, balsamic sauce

Chicken and Cabbage, Balsamic Yogurt Sauce

My attempt to schedule my time and be more productive has started to show some results.

I like to knit – and crochet.

I love sitting in front of a cozy fire, streaming Netflix…. But I can’t just sit and watch TV. I have to do something else.

This winter I was knitting.

As much as I love knitting, I hate finishing the project.

Knitting can be done sitting in a comfy chair at night, watching a movie.

Finishing needs to be done on a table with good light and concentration.

Finally, I finished this:

It’s a ‘shrug’, meant to just cover the shoulders. I was using up some leftover yarn and this was just right for it. It’s been waiting for those 2 easy seems since last fall.

I finished this cardigan in January – although I started it more than a year ago. Other projects got in the way…

It’s finally done.

It was meant to be finished by last fall. The seams and finishing too forever!

So…. some things are getting done.

How’s your lock-down going?

BTW – ‘shelter in place’ is so nice – but it rather sounds like a vague suggestion: Could you possibly, if it’s not too inconvenient, stay at home?

Lock-down has some authority behind it: Stay the f*ck home!

4 thoughts on “Chicken and Cabbage, Balsamic Yogurt Sauce; projects”

  1. I love those projects! I too cannot just sit and watch TV. I have to be doing something else as well.

    I used up a quarter of a giant head of cabbage the other day, the last of what I’d bought two weeks ago. A little butter, some chopped onion and garlic along with a pound of kielbasa or whatever sausage I have in the freezer. I slice the sausage about a quarter inch thick, saute them all together until the sausage gets some crusties on it, take the sausage out, add the cabbage and finish sauteing that until the cabbage is done to my liking. Add the sausage back in to warm, and serve. Love it.

    • My kind of meal…. I love sausage – and cabbage. I haven’t been buying anything fresh as I have no idea what I would get. I miss that, but for now it’s frozen spinach and peas. And dried beans. We make do lol

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