Circassian chicken
Place of originEgypt
Region or stateCircassia
Main ingredientsChicken, walnuts

Circassian chicken (Adyghe: Jed de ships sch'etu) is a dish of shredded boiled chicken served under or in a rich paste made with crushed walnuts, and stock thickened with stale bread.[1] Circassian Chicken is a classic Circassian dish, adopted by the Imperial Ottoman cuisine.[2] Although it was typically served as a main course, it became popular as an appetizer, or meze. Being an Imperial-era dish, it can also be found in other cuisines of the Eastern Mediterranean.[3] A similar walnut sauce and a chicken dish made with this sauce is known as satsivi in Georgian cuisine.

See also


  1. ^ "Çerkes tavuğu tarifi" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  2. ^ "CERKEZ TAVUGU – CIRCASSIAN CHICKEN WITH WALNUT SAUCE". Ozlem's Turkish Table. August 2010.
  3. ^ "Circassian Chicken". Mongolian Kitchen.