Cabbage Soup (капусняк)



  • 2 Chicken thighs, cut into 1” pieces
  • 12 Cups of cold water
  • 2 tbsp Salt, more to desired taste
  • 4 Large potatoes (or 5 small), diced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Onion, finely diced
  • 2 Medium carrots, peeled and grated
  • 3 tbsp Sour cream
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 Small cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Dill for garnishing


  1. In a large pot with 12 cups of cold water, add chicken thighs and 2 tbsp salt and bring to a boil, skim off crud that rises to the top
  2. While waiting for the pot to boil prepare all your vegetables
  3. In a skillet heat 1 tbsp of olive oil, saute onions for about a minute, then add the carrots until softened
  4. Add sour cream and ketchup to carrot mixture, once simmering remove from heat
  5. Once the chicken has been boiling for about 15 min, turn heat down and add diced potatoes
  6. After a few minutes add carrot mixture into the pot
  7. Add sliced cabbage and bring back to a boil
  8. Let stand for about 20 minutes, then serve with dill


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