Circassian Chicken

Курица по-черкесски

Preparation info
  • 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

The Circassian people, renowned for their beauty and bravery, inhabit the mountainous regions of the Caucasus. Legend has it that this chicken was named for a beautiful Circassian peasant girl who lovingly ground the nuts by hand in preparing this dish for her lover, a prince who would come to her at midnight. Unfortunately, the legend ends there. We’ll never know whether the girl’s devoted cookery made a princess out of her, but Circassian Chicken still makes a legendary entrée, perfect fo