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STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE       

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This is the ultimate 'restaurant style' dish that turns out to be ridiculously simple to make. This dish is something a bit different to your usual stuffed chicken - when sliced, the perfect cross section will really make an impact on your loved one!

Sorted

This is the ultimate 'restaurant style' dish that turns out to be ridiculously simple to make. This dish is something a bit different to your usual stuffed chicken - when sliced, the perfect cross section will really make an impact on your loved one!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 100 g pork mince
  • 2 large field mushrooms
  • 1 large banana shallots, peeled
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 300 ml chicken stock
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 splash white wine
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 1 handful roasted new potatoes
  • 3 outer leaves savoy cabbage, sautéed

STEP-BY-STEP-GUIDE

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | boil a pan of water

boil a pan of water

Put a large pan of water on to boil.

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | bash out the chicken

bash out the chicken

Cut down the long side of the chicken breast, almost slicing in half width wise and open up like a book, then sandwich between two sheets of Clingfilm. Bash out the chicken with the back of a saucepan, it should be really thin. Then take away the Clingfilm.

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | make the stuffing

make the stuffing

Dice the mushrooms and ½ of the shallot and mix in to the pork mince with some salt and pepper. Use a small blender if you have one.

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | stuff the chicken breasts

stuff the chicken breasts

Spread a little of the pork mix onto the chicken into a thin layer. Roll up the chicken into a sausage shape and wrap in cling film tightly. Repeat with the other chicken breast.

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | cook the chicken

cook the chicken

Poach the chicken ballotines in the pan of water for 20 minutes until cooked through, making sure the water isn’t quite boiling otherwise the chicken will become tough.

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | start the sauce

start the sauce

Sweat the other half of the shallot in a pan with butter for a minute, then add the garlic. Splash white wine into the pan and reduce until almost gone.

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | finish the sauce

finish the sauce

Add the chicken stock and reduce by half, then pour in the cream, bring to simmer and take off heat to add the remaining parsley.

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | brown the chicken

brown the chicken

Unwrap the chicken from the cling film and fry in a hot pan with butter until coloured all over.

STUFFED CHICKEN BALLOTINE | serve with cabbage & pots

serve with cabbage & pots

Slice the chicken and serve on a bed of cabbage with the roasted new potatoes and a drizzle of the sauce. Serves 4

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