History of Chakhokhbili

In today’s Georgian cuisine, there are numerous recipes for Chakokhbili. Pheasant is too much of luxury so the most popular Chakokhbili version is with chicken. The modern version of the meal is comparable to other stewed beef and tomato recipes from around the world.


  • Chicken – 2.5-3 kg
  • Soft tomatoes – 3 kg
  • White onions- 500-600 g
  • Green onions – 3-4, to taste
  • Coriander – 400 g
  • Dill – 150-200 g
  • Crumpled garlic – 70 g
  • Salt to taste
  • Tomato paste – 100 g
  • Butter – 50 g
  • Dry coriander – 20 g
  • Blue Funegreek (Utskho Suneli) – 20 g
  • Bay leaves – 3-4


Cut the chicken to the desired size, place it in a pan, add finely diced onion, butter, bay leaves, and diced green pepper, and cook on medium heat. Thickly slice or grate soft peeled tomatoes, then add sliced onions, garlic, and tomato paste. After the mixture has boiled in the stock pan for 15 minutes, add the tomato paste, stir for 20 minutes, season with salt, add one scrambled egg, stir gently, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. After 15-20 minutes, turn off the gas stove, add the seasonings, cover the pan, and it will be ready to eat.

Where to taste Chakhokhbili in Tbilisi?

At Bread and Wine in Tbilisi, we believe that food is more than just sustenance – it’s an experience. That’s why we take great pride in our Chakhokhbili dish, which is a staple of Georgian cuisine. Our chefs are passionate about using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to create a dish that is true to its Georgian roots.

When you visit Bread&Wine, we want you to feel like you’re taking a culinary journey through Georgia. Our Chakhokhbili is just one of the many dishes that we offer, and we invite you to explore our menu and discover the rich flavors of Georgian cuisine. From savory soups and stews to delectable pastries and desserts, we have something for everyone.

So why not book your table today and experience the magic of Chakhokhbili for yourself? Our friendly staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and to make your dining experience a memorable one. We can’t wait to welcome you to Bread and Wine and share our love of Georgian cuisine with you.