Super Easy Polish Cabbage Rolls


This is a very easy way to make chicken cabbage rolls. They taste great with little work involved. I'm Polish and love them, but this recipe sure beats the lengthy one my dad used.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 ⅓ cups water

  • 1 large head cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds ground chicken

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch dried marjoram

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow rice to cool slightly.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Remove the core from the cabbage, and place cabbage in the boiling water. Remove the outer leaves as they soften. Set leaves aside.

  4. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir onion until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir together cooked onion, ground chicken, cooked rice, eggs, garlic, salt, pepper, and marjoram in a bowl.

  5. Place some of the meat mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf. Roll leaf and tuck ends in to enclose filling. Secure each roll with a toothpick if necessary. Place rolls into the prepared baking dish. Pour tomato sauce over the rolls.

  6. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven until the meat in the rolls is no longer pink, 45 to 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the casserole should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Note

This recipe is great with ground chicken, pork, beef, or turkey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 64mg 318%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 693mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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