Chicken with white cream sauce – Georgian Shkmeruli

If you are looking for a new taste of meat mixed with spices, you must try Shkmeruli. This is a chicken with white cream sauce. Milk is one of the main components of this dish. It gives even more tenderness to the delicious fried chicken and its sauce. Note that Garlic is also the main component of the dish. Garlic with milk and spices makes a wonderful sauce for meat.

Whether you are looking for a little sweet, spicy, or salty, garlic shkmeruli is a great choice – you can taste all the flavors in one bite.shkmeruli - main dish recipe made with meat in white cream garlic sauce

The name of this delicious dish comes from the village of Shkmeri, which is located in the mountainous area of Georgia – Racha. Garlic chicken with white cream sauce is a simple preparation dish, and its spicy taste will not leave you indifferent.

To get the authentic taste of shkmeruli, it is necessary to fry the chicken first, then take it out of the pan. The white cream sauce that gives the meat a special taste, is made in the chicken’s fat left in the pan. For this, we need to put spices in the fat, add garlic, and boil it. Keep in mind that the garlic should be juicy, for this it is necessary to crush it and not cut it. We return the chicken pieces to the prepared sauce, add milk, boil for a while and the dish is ready. The preparation of garlic chicken sauce is easy. You can see the steps below.

Ingredients for Skmeruli:

      • Chicken

        • Milk

        • Solt

        • Garlic

        • one teaspoon of Coriander spice

        • one teaspoon blue fenugreek (Regular fenugreek can also be used as a substitute in the proportion of 6 crushed regular fenugreek seeds for every teaspoon of ground blue fenugreek.)
        • ingredinets for chicken with white cream sauce

      Preparation steps for chicken with white cream sauce :

      Prepare the spices and crush the garlic.

      Cut the cleaned chicken into desired pieces, put it in a pan, and fry it. When it is fried, temporarily take it out on a plate.

      Add a little water to the remaining fat in the pan, 1 teaspoon of blue fenugreek and 1 teaspoon of coriander, crushed garlic, salt, and let it boil.

      When it boils, put the fried chicken pieces inside and pour enough milk to almost cover the pieces. Cover the lid on a pan and boil again.

      Shkmeruli is ready!

      People in Racha, take the dish in a special clay pot named ketsi to bring it to the table for guests because the clay pot keeps the heat for a long time.

      IF meat with delicious sauce is your favorite dish, you must try also Satsivi. Also, Baje is very spicy and it can be eaten with both meat and vegetables.


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