Chakhokhbili – Georgian stewed chicken

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Chachochbili is a Georgian dish made from chicken and sauce with herbs.

Ingredients for preparing Chakhokhbili:

The dish can be served both for any occasion thanks to its delicious tender taste.

  • 3 pounds chicken thighs, wings, and unboned breasts.
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter.
  • 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped.
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour.
  • 1 1/4 cups Chicken Consomme.
  • 6 medium tomatoes, blanched, peeled, and quartered.
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine.
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice. Salt to taste.
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste.
  • 1 tablespoon each of finely chopped fresh cilantro and basil.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons each finely chopped fresh tarragon and mint.
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika.
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley.
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed.
  • Thin lemon slice for garnish.

Method:

  • Dry the chicken with paper towels.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium –size Dutch oven, add chicken pieces, and brown on each side for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Melt 2 more tablespoons of butter in the Dutch oven, add the onions, and over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • In a small skillet stir the flour over low heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of butter, stirring continuously, and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Pour the sauce over the onions in the Dutch oven, stir, then add the tomatoes, wine, and lemon juice, and bring to a boil.
  • Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt and add to the pot.
  • Cover and cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes, then add the tomato paste and 1/4 cup of chicken broth of water, if necessary.
  • Stir, cover, and continue to simmer for 10 minutes more.
  • Mix the herbs and spices, reserving the garlic and 2 tablespoons of the chopped parsley, and add to the stew, simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, cover, remove the pot from the heat and let the fragrance infuse for 3 minutes longer.
2018-10-11T16:59:34+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Tags: |

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