Georgian Inspired Fresh Garlic Chicken Tajine


I adore fresh garlic and I was so fascinated by the look and flavors of the garlic chicken stir fry at Georgia About that I was determined to “hijack” the recipe, using chicken thighs from the freezer.  Waste not, isn’t that right Frugal?   🙂


Because the original recipe was made with chicken breast chunks, I made my tajine a little confusedly but it turned out okay.  How could it not with all these good, fresh ingredients?




Georgian Inspired Fresh Garlic Chicken Tajine

6 large chicken thighs

2 capsules of saffron

2 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp butter

1 large fresh, green garlic with about 1 inch of leaves, chopped

2 medium leeks, white and green, sliced

2 onions, halved and sliced

3/4 lb mushrooms, sliced

2 long, green chillies for babies, sliced

1 tbsp red peppercorns

2 bay leaves

3 tbsp white vinegar

Sprinkle the chicken thighs with the saffron, then, in an Emile Henry tajine or stove top to oven casserole, brown them in the olive oil and tablespoons of the butter.  Remove and set aside.

Add the remaining 2 tbsp of butter to the tajine and the garlic, leeks and onions.  Cook with cover on for 15 minutes on a low flame.  Cover off, add the mushrooms and chillies, stir frying until the mushrooms release their water.

Stir in the peppercorns, bay leaves and vinegar.  Stir in the chicken thighs, then turn the thighs skin side up and roast in an 400 F oven for 20 minutes with top on.  Take off the top and continue to roast an additional 10 minutes.




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38 Responses to Georgian Inspired Fresh Garlic Chicken Tajine

  1. alifemoment says:

    It seems really yummy, I will use this recipe!! 🙂

  2. bec {daisy and the fox} says:

    i love a whole lotta garlic so this sounds right up my alley 🙂

  3. Mad Dog says:

    I bet that’s delicious with the garlic, chilli and saffron 🙂

  4. Cecile says:

    What a beautiful looking meal ! And I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks!!

  5. YUM! I really love fresh garlic but always use it raw. I thought that the delicate flavour would get lost in a slow cooked dish, seems I was wrong. Next time I get my hands on a fresh bulb I am going to try this.

  6. Jess says:

    Looks delicious!

  7. Do you have any tips for purchasing saffron at a cheaper price? A few threads cost so much…

  8. firefly1275 says:

    Looks very delicious!

  9. Hell yeah sister. This looks and sounds the business!!! I love what you’ve done there

  10. Conor Bofin says:

    Another cracker Rosemary.

  11. The fresh garlic looks lovely. Never seen it on sale over here. Will have to forage perhaps? Great recipe.

  12. Also – saffron capsules. I don’t think ee have those in the uk

  13. Mörkrum says:

    Looks delicious!

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  15. Bassa's Blog says:

    Wonderful photos, as always. Your recipe looks great – adding saffron was inspired!

  16. Karen says:

    Garlic, chilies and saffron…how could you tajine be anything but delicious.

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