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authentic Georgian Chakhokhbili
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Chakhokhbili ჩახოხბილი

Chakhokhbili is a Georgian chicken stew that's a perfect one pot meal to set and forget. It's fragrant and delicious and this recipe is one of the best there is.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Eastern European, Georgian, Soviet
Keyword Chakhokhbili, Chicken Recipes, Easy Recipes, Georgian Chicken Stew, One Pot Meals
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 228kcal
Cost $5


  • Pot


  • 500 grams Chicken Recommended chicken thighs.
  • 2 Onions chopped.
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 125 ml Stock The recipe doesn't specify which stock you should use so you can use whatever is convenient. I made a stock from pork ribs and root vegetables and the final dish turned out delicious.
  • 2 Tbsp Fortified Red Wine The recipe called for Madeira wine but figuring this was an old Soviet cookbook I assume they just meant something fortified.
  • 2-3 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper The recipe doesn't specify what type of pepper so I used both black and chili for some spice.


  • In a pot on medium high heat add the oil and allow to get hot. Place the chicken thighs skin side down and shallow fry until the skin is crispy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onions to the pot and mix everything up.
  • Add in the stock, tomato paste, vinegar, wine, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything up and allow to come to a boil. Lower the heat to minimum and place the lid on.
  • Simmer for 1.5 hours.
  • Plate the chicken and ladle over the sauce/soup. Sprinkle over freshly chopped herbs like parsley, cilantro, dill, or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!


Sodium: 233mg | Calcium: 22mg | Vitamin C: 7mg | Vitamin A: 273IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 275mg | Cholesterol: 45mg | Calories: 228kcal | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 16g | Protein: 12g | Carbohydrates: 7g | Iron: 1mg