There is a story behind this sauce which i will love to share. There was stew remaining in the house and my mom is the type that always adds vegetable to her meal no matter the kind. So she called out to me to bring all the vegetables remaining in the fridge, and all that was there was cabbage, little carrot and one green bell pepper (mom is fond of always buying these because of noodles 😀).Then she chopped them in chunks and added it inside. It wasn’t too stewy but majority of the vegetable was cabbage and we name food based on what takes the major presence in  it. And that was how we called it CABBAGE SAUCE.

Chicken in Cabbage sauce

Since then, it has always being a part of the menu, we add chicken to it and turkey. And so i made it recently and momcy loved it😀.

This meal is very easy to make. When we make it from scratch and it takes roughly 45minutes to cook (both prep and cooking). You can cut the vegetable to any size of your choice. So let me put you through My Homemade Chicken in Cabbage sauce

…served with steamed rice


1 kg of soft chicken (cut in small sizes)
1 medium cabbage
1/4 cup oil
4-5 tomatoes
3 peppers
1/4 cup of tomato paste
4 carrots
1/2 tbsp of ginger and garlic mix
3 gloves of garlic
2 red bell peppers
1 green bell peppers
1 bunch of spring onions
2 tsp of grounded pepper
1.5 tsp of soy sauce
1 tsp of oyster sauce
1 medium onions
2 tbsp of corn starch
2 tbsp of curry
2 tsp of thyme
1 cup of water
2 Seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
Wash chicken, mix with 1 tbsp of curry, 1 tsp of thyme, seasoning cubes,garlic and ginger powder, 1 tbsp of oyster and soy sauce, pepper, and corn starch.. Mix well and fry and set aside
(If you u don’t want to fry, you can cook yours for 5 minutes but don’t add corn starch. remember it is soft chicken, so don’t cook for long)
In a pot of oil, add diced onions, curry,thyme, garlic. Stir for 1 min
Add tomato paste and chopped fresh pepper.
Add 1 cup or water and cook for 2 minutes ( if you cooked the meat, then use the stock instead of water).
Add chicken, seasoning cubes and water.
Allow to cook for 5 minutes.
Add the chopped fresh tomato. Allow to cook for another 5 mins
Add all your vegetables (cabbage, carrot, green pepper, tatashe, spring onions)
Allow to cook for 3 minutes then put it down.Serve with rice or even bread
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