About Food – Chicken Kharsho

Kharsho (Georgian: ხარშო), also known as Kharcho, is a traditional Georgian dish, usually made with beef or chicken. It can be made with walnuts and with or without rice. In this recipe we show how to make Kharsho with chicken.

Chicken Kharsho

Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, 350 grams of walnuts, 2 medium sized onions, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 heaped tbs of tomato puree, 5 tbs of oil, 1 tsp of dried marigold, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of dried red pepper, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

Preparation: Cut the chicken into medium to large pieces and add, together with 5 tbs of oil (3-4 if the chicken is fatty) to a deep pot. Cook for 15 minutes on a low to medium heat.

Chicken

Finely chop the onions and add to the pot. Continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Adding Chopped Onion

Add 1.5 liters of water. Stir and cook for a further 10 minutes on a medium heat.

Adding Water

Grind the walnuts and garlic together.

Grinding Walnuts and Garlic

Add 1 heaped tbs of tomato puree, 1 tsp of dried marigold, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of dried red pepper, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference) to the ground garlic and walnuts.

Adding Spices and Tomato Puree

Stir in 1 cup of the chicken juices and mix thoroughly.

Adding Chicken Juices

The mixture should look like the picture below.

Mixed Ingredients

Pour the mixture into the pot containing the cooked chicken.

Adding the sauce

Stir and cook on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes and then serve.

Chicken Kharsho ready for serving

Serving: Serve hot. We garnished ours with parsley.

Chicken Kharsho serving

Enjoy your Chicken Kharsho!

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