• Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 174
  • Protein: 13
  • Fats: 13,5
  • Carbohydrates: 0,5

    Dear friends, we are glad to welcome you on the pages of our site. Today we will start cooking a Georgian national dish called shkmeruli. This is one of those cases when chicken becomes not just a trivial meat, but an exquisite dish with character. And this character is Caucasian and very fiery. All the necessary attributes of the Georgian national cuisine in the form of garlic, aromatic herbs and spices in their places, and besides them, there is also a very unusual ingredient, which will be discussed later. In the meantime, according to tradition, a little history and features of its preparation.

    History of the dish

    To be more precise, we note that shkmeruli refers not just to Georgian, but to Western Georgian cuisine. It is believed that most of the dishes of Georgian cuisine were invented in the second millennium in the ancient state of Colchis. The main features here are considered to be a surprisingly successful combination of spicy and spicy, which is achieved by using many aromatic herbs and plants, as well as adding various hot spices and seasonings, which, by the way, are also local. Moreover, in different regions, these savory additions differ, as well as the dishes that are obtained as a result.

    So shkmeruli just refers to the national dishes of the western region. It got its name from the village of Shkmera. It is believed that shkmeruli, like many other famous dishes, were invented out of despair from what was at hand. As the legend says, the chef combined everything that came to hand and seemed at least somewhat suitable in a pan with chicken, and then filled everything with milk. Standard ingredients are: chicken, milk or not too heavy cream, and also a little garlic and seasoning. In some cases, adjika is also added. We tried to find the optimal recipe for you and we are starting our story right now.


    • Any chicken parts - 500 g (I have drumsticks)
    • Milk - 100 ml
    • Water - 80 ml
    • Garlic - 4 teeth.
    • Salt to taste
    • Vegetable oil - 30 ml


    1. Prepare the ingredients.

      Prepare the products

    2. Rub the chicken parts with salt, pour with vegetable oil, put on the bottom of the mold. We put to bake until golden brown (40-45 minutes at a temperature of 200 degrees)

      Parts of the chicken should be grated with seasonings and salt, and then sprinkled with oil and put in a saucepan. Bake the chicken at 200 degrees for about 45 minutes

    3. In a saucepan, squeeze the peeled garlic through a press.

      Squeeze the garlic into a saucepan

    4. Add water and milk. Let's salt. Let's bring it to a boil.

      We will send water with milk and salt to a form with garlic, and then we will boil everything

    5. The chicken pieces are already baked.

      In the meantime, the chicken will be baked

    6. Pour the boiling milk mixture directly into the mold. Leave the chicken parts to soak in the milk sauce for 15 minutes.

      Pour the already baked chicken with milk mixture and bake for about 15 minutes

    7. Put the shkmeruli on a plate and serve.

      And now the shkmeruli are ready and can be served on the table

    The benefits of the dish

    Chicken meat has always been considered quite dietary and very healthy. In combination with cream, the dieteticity fades slightly, but the surprisingly delicate and juicy taste does not disappear anywhere. Shkmeruli is rightfully considered one of the best and, without exaggeration, a well-known delicacy. Do you know similar ones? Perhaps you even know how to cook and want to share with us? We are looking forward to cooking together. Your friend HozOboz.

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