Chicken & Tomato Stew With Orzo, Cabbage & Cauliflower

Saturday  lunch should be quick, light and delicious !
Well, here you go :

Chicken & Tomato Stew With Orzo, Cabbage & Cauliflower

Chicken & Tomato Stew With Orzo, Cabbage & Cauliflower


Simmer chicken drumsticks in chicken broth seasoned with kosher salt, maggi, freshly ground black pepper, grated ginger and garlic paste until tender but not falling apart. Add blanched cauliflower florettes, diced white cabbage and diced green bell peppers. Bring back to simmer for two minutes. Remove from heat, add grape tomatoes. Adjust seasoning if required. Ladle over orzo (risoni) and sprinkle liberally with cilantro and finely grated parmigiano reggiano
If you ever wonder why I add grape tomatoes to so many of my dishes, here is why: First, I love the color accent it lend’s to many dishes. Second and even more important, I love the way they “pop” in the mouth and give you that instant tomato goodness. There you have it  🙂
Bon Appetit ! Have A Great Weekend !


  1. Chef Hans, Could you be more specific on the recipe for this dish such as the amount of each ingredient used and how long to cook it for. It looks delicious.


    1. Hi Linn,
      Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂
      As per your request. here is a comment I posted about a year ago, answering to a similar request:

      Here is some info / advise I’d like to share :

      Hi Mark,

      To answer your question for the recipe :
      The ingredient’s (except most standard seasonings) are usually pictured in the first picture..
      The idea is to have you add as much / little of one ingredient as you like :
      Don’t like much garlic? Add less! Love garlic? Add more.
      In savory cooking, recipes are usually just guidelines, which you should interprete
      according to your taste and preferences (Don’t like butter? Use olive oil!
      Don’t like butter nor olive oil? Use Canola oil or peanut oil or whatever fat you like !
      Prefer your soup / sauce thicker or thinner ? Add more or less thickener !
      Don’t want fat in your food? Leave it out!

      Cooking is a labor of love.
      Do what makes you happy, as long as you understand the guidelines.

      Bon Appetit ! Life is Good !


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