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Chakhokhbili (Georgian Chicken Stew Recipe)

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 2 lb (1 kg) chicken thighs with bone  ( skin on or off)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 lb ( 500 g | 18 oz) cherry tomatoes
  • 1 green or red  chili pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh  chopped cilantro


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until browned, about 10 minutes ( 5 minutes per side). 
  • Add in the chopped onion and cook further until translucent. 
  • Then, add the garlic, cherry tomatoes, and bell pepper. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover the skillet with the lid  and cook for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro, add chili and adjust seasoning to your liking. Cook further for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Serve with butter naan.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: Georgian


  • Calories: 304kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 204mg
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg

Keywords: chakhokhbili, chicken stew, stew recipes