From Cookipedia


Random recipe review

Butter Chicken


Scrummy recipe. Thanks Julia!

Paul R Smith
Served with broccoli and jacket potatoes
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:596
Ready in:1 hour
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:45 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th January 2013
Chicken thighs frying in the butter

A buttery chicken recipe from Georgia in the Caucasus.


Printable 🖨 shopping 🛒 list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe


  1. Heat the butter in a deep frying pan, add a good grind of black pepper then add the chicken.
  2. Fry for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is golden.
  3. Remove from the pan and reserve.
  4. In the same pan. fry the onions until soft.
  5. Return the chicken to the pan with the spices, salt, nuts and vinegar.
  6. Mix well, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Add hot water if necessary.
  8. Add the chopped parsley and serve

Serving suggestions

Serve with vegetables


Making this for two people (with leftovers) I modified the recipe, below, to suit our tastes. The result was very nice recipe, despite not having garlic or chillies!

  • 8 Chicken thighs on the bone, skin removed and deep slashes cut into the flesh to shorten cooking time and absorb more flavours
  • Only 4 cloves
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons of paprika powder

I added about 120 ml of chicken stock as I though it would be too dry. In the event it would have been fine without.

Chef's notes

You can use a whole chicken for the meat, so long as you have the correct quantity of chicken pieces to make the recipe.

See also

Browse Cookipedia's recipes with Pinterest

Almost all of Cookipedia's recipe pictures have now been uploaded to Pinterest which is a very convenient way to browse through them, all in one huge board, or by individual categories. If you're a Pinterest user you'll find this feature useful.

Update with Facebook debugger

#guruli #chicken #fry #cinnamon #butter #parsley #blackpepper #ginger #paprika #simmer #vegetables