Shkmeruli, recipe for Georgian chicken


Shkmeruli is a traditional Georgian dish of roasted chicken in garlic sauce. The chicken is first marinated in a mixture of garlic and salt, then pan-fried in oil. The result is a succulent and flavorful dish that is sure to please any palate. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make chicken dish, look no further than shkmeruli! This traditional Georgian recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.


  • 1 chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2.75 oz vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Step 1:
    Cut a thoroughly washed chicken along its breast and butterfly it. Pat dry with paper towels and rub with salt. Preheat the pan; add oil and the flattened chicken. First fry it with skin side down over a high heat for 5 minutes, then lower the heat and continue frying for another 5 minutes. Flip to fry on the other side for 12-16 minutes. To thoroughly fry it, place a cast iron press over or fry it in a special pan with a screw press.
  • Step 2:
    After the chicken is fried on both sides, transfer it to a separate bowl. Leave the frying pan with leftover fat over a low heat.
  • Step 3:
    In a separate bowl, combine crushed garlic, salt and 200ml boiled water. Add it to the fat and stir until dissolved. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.


There you have it! A delicious and easy-to-make Georgian dish that is sure to please any palate. Give this traditional recipe a try the next time you're looking for a new chicken dish to add to your repertoire. Pair with our fresh Georgian green bean and walnut dish for a complete meal that will leave your family and friends begging for seconds!

Best Online Georgian Seasonings & Sauces - Suneli Valley

If you're looking for traditional Georgian seasonings, look no further than Suneli Valley's online specialty store. We carry a wide variety of spices and herbs that are essential for any Georgian dish, including svanetian salt, adjika powder, khmeli suneli, and utskho suneli. We also carry a variety of sauces that can be used to create unique and flavor-packed dishes, such as our green adjika sauce and satsebeli tomato sauce. Whether you're an experienced cook or just getting started in the kitchen, Suneli Valley has all of the seasonings and sauces you need to create delicious Georgian cuisine. Shop our online store today and get your culinary creations off to a great start!

Back to blog

Leave a comment