Authentic borscht soup recipe

Authentic borscht soup recipe

Bright saturated color and incomparable aroma of authentic borscht soup recipe dish will conquer everyone. There are many variations of preparing this world-famous soup. Every housewife has her own favorite and unique borscht recipe. You can cook borscht on any meat broth, we will prepare it with chicken breast, so it will be lighter, but no less delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 4 people
Calories 3 kcal


  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 pan
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 tablespoon


  • 1 pc chicken fillet
  • 1 pc beetroot large
  • 2 pcs onion
  • 1 pc white cabbage
  • 2 pcs potato large
  • 1 pc carrot
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic large
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • salt to taste


  • Prepare the necessary ingredients. All vegetables should be thoroughly washed and cleaned beforehand.
    The necessary ingredients for cooking authentic borscht soup recipe
  • Pour cold water into a pot and put it on the fire, add the chicken and one onion. Bring to a boil and be sure to remove the foam that forms. Reduce the heat and cook for 20-30 minutes. Discard the onion, remove the chicken and let it cool.
    1 pc chicken fillet, 2 pcs onion, 1 pc bay leaf
    Chicken fillet and onion
  • Cut the potatoes and the cooled chicken into arbitrary pieces and add to the broth. Finely chop the onion and lightly fry in a pan with vegetable oil. Add grated carrot on a coarse grater.
    2 pcs onion, 2 pcs potato, 1 pc carrot, vegetable oil
    Frying onions and carrots
  • Grate the beetroot on a coarse grater and add to the pan. Stew for a couple of minutes.
    1 pc beetroot
    Adding beetroot
  • Add tomato paste diluted with water. Add salt. If you are used to souring the dressing, add a little vinegar or lemon juice. Stew on low heat for another 10 minutes.
    1 tbsp tomato paste, salt
    Borscht dressing
  • When the potatoes are cooked, add the beetroot dressing to the pot. Continue to cook the borscht on low heat.
    Adding dressing to the broth
  • Finely chop the cabbage and add to the borscht. Add garlic passed through a press or finely chopped, bay leaf, and salt to taste. Sprinkle in finely chopped dill. Bring to a boil and turn off the heat. Cover with a lid and let stand for 30 minutes.
    1 pc white cabbage, 2 cloves garlic
    Adding cabbage
  • The borscht is ready. Serve with sour cream and, if desired, garnish with fresh herbs.
    1 bunch dill
    Authentic borscht soup recipe


Calories: 3kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.03gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 81IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword chicken, homemade




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