Shkmeruli recipe

Shkmeruli Recipe; Make this Delicious Dish in 5 Steps

Shkmeruli is an old Georgian dish that is one of the most popular and sought-after dishes in Georgian restaurants. It should be noted that the name Shkmeruli comes from the village of Shkmeri in Racha. Stay with Cooking County to make this delicious dish.


How to Make Shkmeruli?


  • 1 kilograms chicken 
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic 
  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk
  • Salt as needed


Step One

To prepare Shkmeruli, clean the chicken well, cut it in half, and sprinkle salt on both sides. Place the chicken skin in a buttered pan over high heat to brown the skin quickly. 

Step Two

Put a unique, heavy cast-iron lid press on top; its diameter should be slightly smaller than the pan so that it touches the chicken directly. 

Step Three

If we don’t have such a lid put a heavy object on top. After 6-7 minutes, check on the chicken; if the skin is browned and crispy, flip it over, put the lid on the pot again and lower the heat.

sauteed chicken

Step Four 

Remove the fried chicken from the pan, cut it, and move it to a dish. In the pan where the chicken was fried, fry the crushed garlic in the remaining oil. The garlic should be juicy, so do not fry it a lot. 

Step Five

When the color changes a little, pour 1 cup of milk (for those who don’t like milk, water or 10% cream is good), let it boil for 2 minutes and dip the chicken into the sauce.

Shkmeruli sauce

Note: Some people prefer to use water instead of milk.

How to Serve Shkmeruli?

Put Shmekruli in a dish, and garnish it with the remaining sauce and parsley. Serve it with rice or bread.

Georgian chicken stew

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FAQs about Shkmeruli

How much time does Shmekruli take to get ready?

It takes about 3 hours to get ready.

What is Shmekruli made of?

It is made with chicken, garlic, and milk.

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