Roast chicken Tabaka

Roast chicken Tabaka

Roast chicken Tabaka is one of the most popular dishes of the former USSR. The recipe for fried chicken with garlic, pepper and spices is inspired by the Georgian and Turkish cuisine.


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 150 g butter
  • Garlic
  • 2 tbsp curry or spice for chicken
  • 50 ml of olive oil


The dish "Roast Chicken Tabaka" actually means "Roast Chicken Tapaka", which is derived from the Georgian word tapha, meaning "frying pan". Tapha is a flat Georgian frying pan and our chicken is actually fried in a pan in which it is flattened and covered with a heavy load or heavy lid.

For this dish you should use a young chicken weighing about 500 g up to a maximum of 1 kg. To be able to flatten the bird in the pan, you can crush it carefully with a meat tenderizer under a cling film. Thus, the big surface of the chicken will cover the entire pan.

Roast chicken Tabaka detailed photo recipe

50 minutes

1. Cut the chicken open starting at the breast and carefully separate the bones with a knife. Rub with garlic.

2. Rub the meat with butter, olive oil and spices.

3. Place the bird into a pan with really hot vegetable oil.

4. Press the chicken down with a weight, for example, with a massive chopping board or a heavy casserole dish. Fry for 15 minutes from one side.

5. Turn around, cover again and fry for another 15 minutes.

6. If the chicken is very large, it can be placed in the oven for another 10 minutes at 180 °C.

7. Serve hot.

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