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.
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.
Chop the lettuce and add to a mixing bowl. Cut the fried chicken into pieces and add to the bowl.
Use a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic and spices.
Add the walnuts to the mortar and crush together with the garlic and spices.
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.
Add 3-4 table spoons of the juices left over from frying the chicken. Mix thoroughly.
Serving: Serve immediately.
Enjoy your Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate!