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Braised Red Cabbage with Baked Chicken Breast

This is a delicious twist on the normal red cabbage dishes. Served with our flavorful Basil Sauce it gives it a nice lift.

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dried rosemary
¼ cup water
4 cups red cabbage chopped
½ cup chopped onion
¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
salt & pepper to taste

Basil Sauce
4 TBS lemon juice
1 clove pressed garlic
2 TBS chopped fresh parsley
3 TBS chopped fresh basil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
3 TBS olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Cut chicken breasts into thirds so they bake in a short amount of time. Rub breast pieces with 1 TBS of lemon juice, rosemary, a little salt and pepper. Place in baking dish, and bake for about 20 minutes, covered, or until done.
  2. In a large sauté pan bring water and 1 TBS lemon juice to a boil. Add cabbage and onion. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.
  3. While cabbage is cooking mix together all Basil Sauce ingredients, whisking in olive oil a little at a time at end.
  4. Toss cabbage with basil sauce, walnuts, salt and pepper. Serve with baked chicken breast.

    Serves 4

    For optimum flavor and nutrition serve with:

    • Steamed Butternut Squash with Almond Sauce

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Nutritional Profile

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Braised Red Cabbage with Baked Chicken Breast
1.00 serving
458.00 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
tryptophan 0.65 g 203.1 8.0 excellent
vitamin B3 (niacin) 23.99 mg 120.0 4.7 excellent
protein 55.90 g 111.8 4.4 excellent
selenium 48.60 mcg 69.4 2.7 very good
vitamin C 39.31 mg 65.5 2.6 very good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 1.24 mg 62.0 2.4 very good
phosphorus 454.35 mg 45.4 1.8 good
omega 3 fatty acids 0.89 g 35.6 1.4 good
sodium 600.58 mg 25.0 1.0 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Braised Red Cabbage with Baked Chicken Breast

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