• Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 91
  • Protein: 6.2
  • Fats: 5.5
  • Carbohydrates: 3.4

    In the summer season, when there are a lot of ripe tomatoes and fragrant herbs from your garden or from the market, hozOboz offers to cook chakhokhbili from chicken. Of course, no one forbids cooking this wonderful dish of Georgian cuisine in winter, but still, chakhokhbili from store-bought tomatoes will not turn out so fragrant, saturated. In summer, each tomato keeps a piece of the sun, under which it ripened, and therefore do not miss the chance to enjoy such an amazing dish!

    A bit of history

    As already noted, chakhokhbili came to us from Western Georgia. Georgian cuisine is known all over the world for its harmonious bright tastes, the use of spices, spices, and relatively simple cooking technology. This dish is a vegetable stew in which chicken is stewed. In Western Georgia, in general, poultry makes up the bulk of the meat diet. Initially, the vegetable mixture was prepared with game, for example, using pheasant meat. But at the moment, chakhokhbili is prepared from any poultry meat, and game is still from the realm of exotics.


    To prepare this dish for 2 people you will need:

    • Chicken: about 0.8 kg. For chakhokhbili, different parts of the chicken are used: thighs, wings, drumsticks, breast, etc. HozOboz advises using several parts of the bird at the same time.
    • Tomatoes - 5-6 ripe fruits are enough. In general, there should be exactly as many tomatoes as necessary to completely cover them with a mass of chicken pieces.
    • Bulgarian pepper - 1 pc.
    • Onions - 2 large onions. You can do more, chakhokhbili is just the dish that you can’t spoil with onions.
    • Garlic - 3 cloves.
    • Herbs - to taste. HozOboz recommends using herbs such as dill, parsley, cilantro, basil.
    • Suneli hops, salt - to taste.
    • Butter - 2 tbsp. spoons.

    How to cook chakhokhbili

    1. Prepare the ingredients.

      Let's prepare the ingredients.

    2. We cut the chicken into medium parts.

      Chakhokhbili chicken should not be cut into too small pieces. We heat a cauldron or a thick-walled pan with a deep bottom over a fire and fry poultry meat in it for 15 minutes. Attention! No fat or oil is used! Do not forget to constantly turn the chicken over, not letting it burn.

    3. Cut the onion into half rings.

      Cut the onion into half rings

    4. Add butter to the cauldron. When the butter has melted, add the onion there.

      Fry the onion until golden brown.

    5. Tomatoes must be cut into small cubes.

      HozOboz advises to pre-clean them from the skin. To do this, cut the tomatoes.

    6. Pour boiling water over.

      Pour boiling water over.

    7. Remove the skin.

      We take off the skin.

    8. Cut vegetables.

      Cut vegetables.

    9. We send vegetables to the chicken with onions.

      Tomatoes should completely cover the pieces of the bird! If the tomatoes turned out to be not at all juicy, unripe, you can add a spoonful of tomato paste and a little (!) Water. Cover with a lid and leave for 30 minutes.

    10. Finely chop the herbs.

      Finely chop the herbs.

    11. Cut the garlic.

      Cut the garlic.

    12. Cut the bell pepper.

      Spicy lovers can add one hot pepper.

    13. Shredded herbs and vegetables, as well as salt, spices, send to the cauldron and simmer for another 7 minutes.

      You can leave some fresh herbs to decorate the dish.

    14. Chakhokhbili is ready! This dish is served as an independent dish, with pita bread or white bread, or with a side dish. Rice, boiled potatoes, and mashed potatoes are used as a side dish, but this is rather the preference of Russians. Georgians often eat chakhokhbili simply by soaking white bread in sauce. It is good to serve red semi-dry wine with this dish.

      Bon appetite

    Chakhokhbili cooking options

    • If you are preparing this dish for a celebration, add wine to it. For this, strong red wines are traditionally used: Madera, Port wine or well-aged homemade wine. 100 g of wine is poured in at the stage of adding tomatoes to the chicken, after which the standard cooking process takes place.
    • Lovers of savory hot tastes can use red ground pepper or a mixture of peppers.
    • For variety, you can try using vegetables such as eggplant, red and green beans, even carrots. Instead of chicken, they use beef or lamb, but keep in mind that the second option will turn out to be a rather fatty dish.

    About the benefits of chakhokhbili

    Chakhokhbili from chickens is a tasty, fragrant, healthy dish. Poultry, vegetables, herbs - just a wonderful set! Spices have moderate antibacterial properties (it is better to buy them by weight on the market), herbs (cilantro, parsley, dill, basil, etc.) have a positive effect on the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.

    Chicken meat is known for its dietary properties, in addition, in terms of protein content, it is ahead of any other meat, be it beef, pork or lamb. HozOboz recommends using domestic chicken. Tomatoes are just a storehouse of vitamins and minerals! Vitamins A, B6, B2, B, K, E, PP, iron, iodine, magnesium - this is not a complete list of useful substances. In addition, tomatoes have antioxidant properties that prevent the aging of our body and the formation of cancer cells. So, another great summer dish has appeared in your piggy bank. You and your loved ones will definitely like it and bring a sunny summer mood to your home.

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