CHICKEN TABAKA WITH HAZELNUT BAZHE SAUCE

Chicken Tabaka is a popular dish in western Georgia. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, it can be eaten with or without an accompanying sauce. In this recipe we made chicken tabaka with a delicious hazelnut bazhe sauce.

Chicken Tabaki Serving - Copy

Ingredients: 1 medium sized hen, 300 grams of hazelnuts, 50 ml of oil, 250 ml of water, 1 tbs of white wine vinegar, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of marigold, 1 level tsp of red pepper, 20 grams of black peppercorns, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

Preparation: chickenCut the chicken down the middle of the breastbone but do not completely separate into two halves. Rub oil and salt on to both sides of the chicken and sprinkle with black peppercorns. 

Cutting the chicken - Copy

Flatten the chicken out and add to a pan of hot oil and press it down.

Chicken and Peppercorns - Copy

Cover the chicken with a plate and use a pestle or any suitable heavy object to keep the chicken flat so that it cooks evenly. Partly cover and fry on a medium heat.

Use a plate and heavy object to keep the chicken flat - Copy

When one side of the chicken is fried, remove the plate and pestle and fry the other side.

Frying Chicken - Copy

Preparation: hazelnut sauceShell the hazelnuts. Add to a hot pan and heat on a low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon to loosen the skins. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. Remove the skins from the warm nuts with your fingers.

Rubbing hazelnuts to remove skins - Copy

Grind the hazelnuts and garlic together. Add to a mixing bowl together with 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of marigold, 1 level tsp of red pepper, and salt. Mix thoroughly. 

Adding Spices and salt to crushed hazelnuts - Copy

Add 1 tbs of white wine vinegar and 250 ml of water and mix thoroughly.

Hazelnut Sauce - Copy

Cut the chicken into large chunks.

Tabaka Chicken - Copy

Serving: Serve hot, together with the hazelnut sauce.

Chicken Tabaka with Hazelnut Sauce - Copy

Enjoy your Chicken Tabaka with Hazelnut Sauce!

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