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Recipe of Shkmeruli

Local Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Georgian
Servings 2



  • 350 g chicken
  • Free salt
  • Free pepper
  • 15 g butter


  • 30 g garlic / grated or chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder / option
  • 200 ml water or milk / just enough to soak up the chicken


  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the butter in a frying pan. Add the chicken. Grill the chicken, holding it down with some kind of weight. Cook for 5-10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Invert. Grill the chicken again, holding it down with some kind of weight. Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken. Cut the chicken into pieces and place in a bowl.
  • Add garlic and coriander powder to the pan in which the chicken was cooked. Stir. Cook for a few minutes. Add water or milk. Simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add the sauce to the bowl with the chicken. Cook in the oven for a few minutes.
    → Or return the chicken to the pan. Simmer for a few minutes.



・This recipe is a combination of various recipes written in Georgian.
・Grilling the chicken while pressing down on it will produce a good amount of chicken oil. Emulsify this chicken oil.
・The locals use a traditional clay pot called Ketsi.
・Many local recipes call for a whole chicken. If you can get one, you'll get a lot of chicken oil. This should be closer to the local flavor.
Keyword chicken