Chicken with Satsivi – Georgian Walnut & Garlic Sauce
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Tender pieces of chicken swimming in a creamy walnut and garlic sauce, this Satsivi with chicken is comfort food the Georgian way!
Author:James | Thyme to Mango
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:1 hour
Yield:Serves 4 to 8
10 cloves garlic,
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 large green chilli, seeds removed
1 tbsp Khmeli Suneli
¼ cup tightly packet cilantro leaves (about 10g)
For the Chicken:
8 chicken thighs
generous dash olive oil
1 large brown onion, coarsely chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 tbsp plain flour
700ml chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
fresh tarragon leaves, to serve (optional)
Rice, flatbreads, to serve (optional)
For the Satsivi:
Place the Satsivi ingredients plus 1/3 cup of water into your food processor or blender, and process until a thick and smooth paste is formed, adding more water if necessary.
For the Chicken:
Heat the olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook for a few minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
Add the chopped onions to the pan and, stirring frequently, cook until soft. Add the celery and cook for another minute. Add the flour to the pan and stir until the onions and celery are evenly coated. Add the chicken stock to the pan. Bring to the boil.
Reduce to a gentle simmer and slowly stir in the satsivi until combined. Return the chicken pieces to the pan and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and thickened and the chicken is cooked through. Serve