Southwestern Cabbage Rolls



8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


16 large cabbage leaves
4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (11-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (11.5-ounce) jar medium garden salsa


Bring cabbage leaves and water to cover to a boil in a medium saucepan; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender; drain and set aside.

Sauté cubed chicken and next 4 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet 7 to 8 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cheese, soup, and next 6 ingredients.

Spoon chicken mixture evenly down center of cabbage leaves. Fold opposite sides over filling; roll up, beginning at an open end. Place, seam side down, in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.

Stir together tomato sauce and salsa; spoon over cabbage rolls. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese, and bake, uncovered, 8 to 10 more minutes or until cheese melts.

Jordan Newberry, Palm Bay, Florida,

Southern Living

October 1997
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