Circassian Chicken

Circassian Chicken
09 May 2024

Circassian chicken, which originates from Circassians, is frequently consumed, especially in the Caucasus and Georgia. In Turkey, it is identified with the Black Sea Region. This food, which is usually served as an appetizer with meals, is very rich in protein. In addition to being rich in minerals, it also supports mental development. Circassian chicken can be made in two different ways: with flour or with walnuts. Circassian chicken with walnuts is prepared with chicken, oil, garlic, spices, and yogurt. For those who wonder how to make Circassian chicken, we can say that it is quite easy. If you are ready, we can move on to the list of ingredients for making delicious Circassian chicken.

How Many Calories in 1 Serving of Circassian Chicken?

One serving of Circassian chicken prepared with standard ingredients is approximately 105 calories.

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
Servings : 6 People
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Circassian Chicken


  • 1 entire chicken
  • 2 slices of stale bread
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 cups of walnuts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Ground coriander

For the sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp butter
Circassian Chicken


  1. First, peel and cut the onion into four pieces, and also peel and slice the carrot.
  2. Put the chicken meat, onion, carrot, cloves, and parsley in a pot and boil with a little water until the chicken meat is soft. After it cools down, shred the chicken meat very finely.
  3. Crumble the bread crumbs. Peel and crush the garlic. Put the bread crumbs, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, black pepper, garlic, and sunflower oil in a food processor and mix.
  4. Add the walnut kernels and continue mixing until you get a smooth consistency.
  5. Then put the chicken pieces in a bowl and add the garlic, walnuts, and bread crumbs sauce. Mix the sauce and chicken together. Place it on a serving plate, and drizzle olive oil over it.
  6. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top, and garnish with finely chopped parsley.
  7. You can serve the Circassian chicken with bulgur pilaf and vegetables. Bon appetit.
Expert Tips
  • The most important trick for Circassian chicken is to extract the oil from the walnuts and use them. To do this, pass 1 cup of walnuts with 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes through the meat processor. Then put the mixture in cheesecloth and squeeze it with your hands to remove the sauce. Pour this sauce over the chicken.
  • Make sure that the ingredients you use are ripe and fresh.
  • While boiling the chicken, you can increase its flavor with broth or a chicken bouillon cube.
  • Make sure that the bread crusts in the recipe are slightly stale. In this way, you can make the crumbling process easier.
  • After boiling, rinse the chicken with cold water and drain. Thus, you can shred the chickens easily.
  • You can store the Circassian chicken you have prepared in sealed containers in a cool place.
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