"Chkmeruli" in sour cream

in #food2 years ago (edited)

Hello!

Today we will cook a "Chkmeruli". It's masterpiece of Georgian cuisine: fried chicken baked in sour cream sauce with garlic.

Chkmeruli in sour cream

Complexity: 3/10
Cooking time: 30 min.
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:

Chkmeruli in sour cream

  • Chicken legs, 2-3 PCs.
  • Sour cream, 15-20%, 200 gr.
  • Hops-suneli, 1 tsp.
  • Tomato paste or mashed tomatoes, 100 gr.
  • Garlic, 5-6 cloves
  • Black pepper, vegetable oil, salt

Preheat the oven to 180-200°C. Chop the chicken legs in half (on the thigh and shin), beat it with a hammer.

Chkmeruli in sour cream

For the sauce, mix sour cream, khmeli-suneli, tomato paste and finely chopped garlic. Salt and pepper to taste.

Chkmeruli in sour cream

Put the chicken in a dry pan, cover with a lid, press down with something heavy (for example, large pot whith water) and fry for two minutes on each side over high heat.

Chkmeruli in sour cream

Put the chicken to a baking dish, pour the sauce and then two options:

  1. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and the delicious chicken is ready.
  2. Cover the chicken with a lid or foil, put in the oven for twenty to twenty-five minutes, then remove the lid and brown for five minutes under the grill or at an elevated temperature - it will be much tastier this way.

Chkmeruli in sour cream

Serve with cilantro, vegetables or just with a fresh bread.

Chkmeruli in sour cream

Bon appetit!


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