Chicken In Tomato And Garlic Sauce

On of the best chicken dishes in Georgian cuisine.

Chicken In Tomato And Garlic Sauce (Chahohbilli)
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 1 heaped tbsp butter
  2. 4 small chicken thighs
  3. salt and pepper to taste
  4. 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  5. 3 shallot onions, finely chopped
  6. 1 tbsp plain flour
  7. 1 heaped tbsp tomato paste
  8. 3-4 medium tomatoes
  9. 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  10. 200 ml chicken stock or water
  11. chopped fresh parsley to garnish
  1. Melt the butter in a deep saucepan. Add chicken thighs and fry until golden brown.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, add chilli flakes, chopped onions and 1-2 ladles of water. Sweat until onions are soft.
  3. Stir 1 tbsp flour in a little water, then add to the saucepan.
  4. Stir in tomato paste. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Place tomatoes into a deep bowl and pour over boiling water.
  6. Leave for 2 minutes, remove and let to cool so you are able to handle them.
  7. Peel off the skin. Finely chop tomatoes, stir in the saucepan.
  8. Add the garlic.
  9. Add 200 ml chicken stock or water. Simmer for ~10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the heat. Check and adjust seasonings if required.
  11. Scatter over the chopped parsley. Cover with a lid and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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