In this review, you’ll get to know the famous Georgian Chicken tabaka which we tend to order in restaurants but never cook at home because it seems to be rather difficult. So this review’s intention is to allay fears and show you can easily prepare this delicious chicken. And we will finally figure out if ''Chicken tapaka’' and ''chicken tabaka''' are the same expressions and if not, which is right then. In addition, together we'll learn some history of the ancient cuisine and talk on the benefits of the dish.
Chicken tapaka is one of the most popular dishes of the Caucasian cuisine, which along with the Shashlik or Satsivi is beloved around the world. It can be cooked in different ways or, so to say, using different kitchen ware. There is even a special chicken tabaka pan (or tapaka, by the way. The principal difference between this pan from any other kitchen utensils is the presence of a heavy lid or built-in screw press the task of which is to push the chicken to a hot surface. Moreover, the name of the pan finally answers the most important question concerning the title dish. It’s called "tsitsila tapaka", and hence the chicken cooked in it should be called «tapaka". However, many of us have long been calling it ''Chicken Tabaka’' and even today it is not considered an error, moreover, such a title can be frequently found even in the menus of some restaurants. Now, let’s figure out who was the first to cook this delicious chicken.
There is a point of view confirmed by historical facts and it shows that chicken cooking was invented in Armenia. It was translated from the Armenian word "tabaka" or "tapak" which means something flat or flattened. Moreover, this dish was first called ''tapakaz'' or "fried chicken" or "chicken flattened." If you ask about the etymology of the word, it is possible to draw a parallel with the Arabic language where «tabbaq» means "flat", and after all, the connection is obvious because before cooking the chicken should be flattened and then fried under pressure. Thus, the history of the name itself is now clear, but the more exact origin is not so easy to figure out and, in fact, there is no need for this since it’s so tasty and healthy. So, let’s discuss its healthy features.
Well, everyone knows about the benefits of chicken meat and first of all it’s high amount of protein - a building material for our muscles and bones, as well as linoleic acid, which helps our immune system operation. Furthermore, the content of vitamins also affects your body.
For instance, vitamin B6 is in charge for the stable functioning of the heart, vitamins A and E are essential for beautiful and bright skin, and PP is responsible for the conversion of carbohydrates and fats into energy. Because of vitamin C chicken is a powerful antioxidant, and polyunsaturated fatty acids make it indispensable for the prevention of heart attack or stroke. However, there is a fly in the ointment because when there is insufficient or irregular heat treated meat chickens can cause the risk of salmonella infection which is very dangerous for gastrointestinal tract, and sometimes even leads to death. To conclude, eating chicken in regular amount meat is good and necessary, but the approach to its preparation must be more than serious and responsible. S,o Chicken Tabaka recipe will be helpful for you, because here we are talking about the intense and high-quality thermal processing, not usual frying which is recommended to use only as last resort. Now let's figure out how to cook chicken tabaka.
Hopefully, we helped everyone gain confidence in cooking. So, now the mysterious dish called chicken tobacco can be rather frequent on your table on holidays and weekdays. If you too have some interesting recipes, we look forward to your letters and tips. Cooking together is always fun - trust us, we are pros in it. Always yours, HozOboz