CHICKEN SALAD WITH WALNUTS

Pomegranate and walnuts are popular ingredients in Georgian cuisine. In this family recipe we show how to make a chicken salad with walnuts and pomegranate seeds.

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Ingredients: 600 grams of chicken breasts, 200 grams of salad leaves, seeds from half a pomegranate, 3-4 green onions, 4 cloves of garlic, 100 grams of walnuts, 4 boiled eggs, 1 level tsp of dried marigold, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, half tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 heaped tsp of dried red pepper, salt (amount dependent upon personal preference) and 7 tbs of oil.

Preparation: Sprinkle the chicken breasts with a quarter tsp of red pepper and salt and fry in 7 tbs of oil on a medium to high temperature for up to 20 minutes (until crispy), turning halfway through. Keep any juices that are left after frying the chicken.

Chicken Sprinkled with hot red pepper

Chop the lettuce and add to a mixing bowl. Cut the fried chicken into pieces and add to the bowl.

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Use a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic and spices.

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Add the walnuts to the mortar and crush together with the garlic and spices.

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Add the crushed nut/garlic/spice mixture to the mixing bowl containing the fried chicken and lettuce. Add chopped green onions, 4 chopped boiled eggs, the remaining hot red pepper, pomegranate seeds and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference). Mix thoroughly.

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Add 3-4 table spoons of the juices left over from frying the chicken. Mix thoroughly.

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Serving: Serve immediately.

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Enjoy your Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate!

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