Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate (Georgian Style)


Introduction: Pomegranate and walnuts are popular ingredients in Georgian cuisine. This family recipe features a delicious chicken salad with walnuts and pomegranate seeds, perfect for a refreshing and flavorful meal.


  • 600g chicken breasts
  • 200g salad leaves
  • Seeds from half a pomegranate
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 100g walnuts
  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 1 level tsp dried marigold
  • 1 level tsp dried coriander
  • 1/2 tsp blue fenugreek
  • 1 heaped tsp dried red pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 7 tbsp oil


  1. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with 1/4 tsp of red pepper and salt. Fry in 7 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat for up to 20 minutes or until crispy, turning halfway through. Reserve any leftover juices from frying the chicken.
  2. Chop the salad leaves and add them to a mixing bowl. Cut the fried chicken into pieces and add them to the bowl.
  3. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic and spices. Add the walnuts to the mortar and crush them together with the garlic and spices.
  4. Add the crushed nut/garlic/spice mixture to the mixing bowl containing the fried chicken and salad leaves.
  5. Add chopped green onions, 4 chopped boiled eggs, the remaining hot red pepper, pomegranate seeds, and salt (to taste). Mix thoroughly.
  6. Add 3-4 tbsp of the reserved juices from frying the chicken. Mix thoroughly.

Serving: Serve the Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate immediately. Enjoy!

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