Satsivi: Georgian-style chicken in a creamy walnut sauce

Updated: 08/10/2021 – 4:03 p.m

Simple potty pleasure!
Tender chicken in a creamy and nutty sauce: signature Georgian satsiv

Satsiva chicken is gently cooked in a creamy and nutty sauce and absorbs exquisite flavors!

Photo: Getty Images / ALLEKO

Satsiva chicken is gently cooked in a creamy and nutty sauce and absorbs exquisite flavors!

If you’re looking for a new meal idea that’s quick and easy to make, you’ve come to the right place! Satsivi convinces with just a few ingredients and even less effort: try the creamy taste of Georgian chicken!

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 120 grams of walnuts
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of tarragon, dried
  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pepper salt
  • 200 ml of chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tahini sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 300 grams of rice
  • 4 chicken fillets
  • ½ bunch of parsley
  • 1 pomegranate

Approximately per serving:

  • 727 calories
  • 27 grams of fat
  • 71 grams of carbohydrates
  • 50 grams of protein

And here’s how it’s done:

  1. For the nut sauce, grind the walnuts in a blender. Peel and roughly chop the garlic, then add to the walnuts along with the tarragon, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and pepper and mix again.

  2. To make the sauce, add ¼ of the chicken stock to a blender along with the tahini sauce and vinegar and blend until smooth.
  3. Heat the remaining ¾ of the chicken stock in a saucepan over medium-high heat. When the broth is heated, start stirring the nut sauce.
  4. Bring the liquid to a boil and add the chicken. Simmer in boiling sauce for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to package directions.
  6. Before serving, chop the parsley and peel the pomegranate.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and garnish with parsley and pomegranate seeds. Serve Georgian-style chicken in nut sauce with rice and enjoy.

Georgian female offers you a quick dinner filled with spices and different flavors. And it is perfect as part of the Georgian menu! Are you missing vegetables in your meal? Then simply pair it with our Eggplant Rolls with Walnut Cream, the perfect complement to Chicken in Walnut Sauce. This will cover the main dish. If you need a suitable appetizer to start, we recommend the khachapuri, a Georgian cheese sandwich with egg and parsley. And whether with bread, chicken or eggplant: Tkemali spicy plum sauce is also a specialty of Georgia and is often served with everything. Try whichever combination you like best. With these Georgian recipes, you are guaranteed to have a pleasant evening!

Chicken in nut sauce does its part. With different sauces, side dishes and cooking methods: chicken can convince in many different variations! We have collected our best chicken recipes for you in our gallery. Check out for more inspiration:

Satsivi lives by its wonderful combination of spices. An important spice here is turmeric, which has now become a real superfood. You can see everything behind the spices in our video:

More recipes, information, tips and tricks about chicken, herbs, spices and quick recipes can be found on the relevant topic pages.

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