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A dish with a truly Georgian name - Chakhokhbili - was originally prepared from pheasant meat, but over time the recipe was greatly simplified, and chakhokhbili became chicken.No one can say with absolute certainty what category this dish belongs to - some serve it for the first, and others for the second. But with absolute certainty it can be argued that chakhokhbili is a delicious dish that will perfectly complement any table. Even a novice cook can prepare this dish, the cooking time is just over an hour.

To make chicken chakhokhbili you need to take:

    • one large chicken - one and a half kilograms (you can use only chicken drumstick),
    • four-five tomatoes,
    • same number of bulbs
    • one small carrot,
    • a bunch of fresh cilantro,
    • a little chopped basil
    • four cloves of garlic,
    • s alt and black pepper to taste
    • one tablespoon of hops-suneli seasoning,
    • a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil, better than olive oil.

    Chicken must be divided into small pieces of one hundred to two hundred grams each. Then fry them in a frying pan until a crispy crust forms. Don't add oil just yet - the chicken will fry in its own juices.

    After that, put the chicken pieces in a saucepan with a thick bottom, a cauldron is best suited for this purpose. Add to the chicken diced tomatoes, previously peeled. Put the chicken on the fire and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.

    Meanwhile, while the chicken with tomatoes is stewing, you can fry onion sliced in half rings and grated carrots on a coarse grater in a pan. After the appearance of a golden crust on the onion, vegetables can be added to the pan to the chicken. To give the dish a more subtle taste, you can pour a few tablespoons of red semi-dry wine over the chicken, and then let the chakhokhbili stew for thirty minutes.

    A few minutes before the readiness to add pepper, s alt, spices and herbs. Cover the dish with a lid and let it stew for a couple more minutes, after which chakhokhbili can be served at the table. Bon appetit!

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