About Food – Chakhokhbili with Walnuts

In this recipe we 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 made using a whole chicken, cut into pieces with the skin left on. This recipe for Chakhokhbili includes walnuts (a very popular ingredient in Georgian cuisine).


Ingredients: 1 whole large chicken, 5 large juicy tomatoes, 4 large white onions, 6-8 hot red peppers, 100 grams of walnuts, 3 cloves of garlic, 100 grams of butter, 1 third tsp of dried basil, 10 grams of fresh coriander, 10 grams of fresh parsley, 200 ml of white wine, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

Preparation: Cut the chicken into large pieces and add to a deep pot.

chicken - Copy

Add 200 ml of white wine. Cover and heat on a low temperature for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Partially uncover and cook for a further 10 minutes.

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When the wine has reduced, chop and add 4 large white onions and 6-8 hot red peppers (large pieces).

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Add 100 grams of butter. Stir and heat on a low to medium temperature for 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.

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Chop and add the tomatoes. Stir and cook (covered) on a low to medium temperature for 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.

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Grind the walnuts (we used a meat grinder). Crush the garlic, basil and green coriander together. Chop the parsley. Add the walnuts, garlic and herbs to the pot.

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Stir and turn off the heat.

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Serving: Serve hot.

chakhokhbili ready for serving

Enjoy your Chakhokhbili with Walnuts!

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