About Food – Chakhokhbili (Chicken with Herbs and Eggs)

In this recipe we will show how to make a traditional Georgian dish called Chakhokhbili (Georgian: ჩახოხბილი). The name comes from the Georgian word “khokhobi” which means “pheasant,” but nowadays it is most usually made with chicken.

Chakhokhbili is usually made using a whole chicken, cut into pieces with the skin left on but we made ours with chicken breasts.

Ingredients (serves 2): Half a kilo of marinaded chicken breast, 250 grams of onions, 2 large tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 eggs, 3 bay leaves, 1 sweet red pepper (optional), half tsp of dried Blue Fenugreek, half tsp of dried coriander, 20 grams of fresh green coriander or parsley, 1 tsp dried hot chili pepper, salt (according to taste), 70 grams of butter and 50 ml of oil.

Preparation: Marinade the chicken breasts and leave covered in a refrigerator for at least 12 hours. A recipe for a typical marinade can be found here.

When ready to cook, add the chili pepper and bay leaves to the marinaded chicken.

Chop the onions, tomatoes, red pepper and fresh coriander. Crush or finely chop the garlic.

Add oil to a pan and when hot add the chicken and cook on a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

After 15 minutes add the chopped onions and butter and cook on a medium heat for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the chopped tomatoes, cook for a further 5 minutes then add the chopped red pepper, garlic, Blue Fenugreek and dried coriander.

After 5 minutes, add the eggs and stir to mix all ingredients.

Cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

Your chakhokhbili is ready!

Serving: Remove bay leaves and serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander or parsley.

Enjoy your chakhokhbili!

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23 Responses to “About Food – Chakhokhbili (Chicken with Herbs and Eggs)”
  1. That looks great! Love the addition of the eggs at the end.

  2. We had it yesterday. The chicken was lovely and tender.

  3. rumpydog says:

    That sounds delicious!

  4. oregonmike98 says:

    Reblogged this on Oregonmike98 and commented:

  5. Do the Georgians eat anything that is easier to say, maybe with a few less consonants? 😉

  6. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Oh, my goodness!! Yummy looking and sounding. I am glad I am on my way to eat because I am REALLY hungry now. 🙂 Just wish I had some of this right now. Hugs

  7. onecoolgriff says:

    Are you sure you don’t live just next door? I can actually smell this simmering. This goes in the “definitely try it” box!

  8. sorrygnat says:

    the hand axe hanging from my computer was taken away. I have this awful habit of trying to hatchet my way into the screen’s recipe. What’s an old gal to do!

  9. Marie says:

    Yummy-yummy! I’m dribbling already 🙂 🙂 I wish I could download this dish and eat right now!

  10. 2browndawgs says:

    That looks yummy. The brown dawgs bring home pheasant now and again. I should keep this recipe in the back of my mind. 🙂

  11. exla unda gavaketooooooooooooo !

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