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Spring Chicken Ballotine

make the most of fresh herbs in this tasty chicken ballotine

The ingredient of Spring Chicken Ballotine

  • 4 chicken thigh fillets finely chopped
  • 1 eggwhite
  • 1 2 cup 125ml thickened cream
  • 1 2 bunch flat leaf parsley leaves finely chopped
  • 1 2 bunch chervil leaves finely chopped
  • 1 2 bunch tarragon leaves finely chopped
  • 1 2 bunch chives finely chopped
  • 100g haloumi grated
  • 1 8kg chicken boned see notes
  • 200g flat pancetta
  • 50g melted unsalted butter
  • 250g fresh peas or frozen peas blanched for 1 minute refreshed
  • 250g podded fresh broad beans or frozen broad beans blanched for 1 minute refreshed skins removed
  • 1 cup 250ml hot chicken jus optional see notes

The Instruction of spring chicken ballotine

  • to make the filling place chicken thigh meat in a food processor with eggwhite and cream then season whiz to a coarse paste then transfer to a bowl stir through herbs and haloumi
  • place the boned chicken skin side down on a work surface and season lay half the pancetta widthways across the centre then top with the filling roll up the chicken tightly tucking in the ends as you go ensuring the skin completely encloses the chicken
  • using a trussing needle and kitchen string sew up the chicken then tie at 2cm intervals with string tightly wrap in a double layer of foil and form into a log chill for at least 2 hours or overnight
  • preheat oven to 180c place wrapped chicken on a rack set over a roasting pan half fill pan with boiling water then roast chicken for 11 4 hours remove foil baste chicken with butter then roast basting occasionally for a further 15 20 minutes until golden and cooked through
  • cover with foil and rest for 10 minutes meanwhile finely chop remaining 100g pancetta and cook in a frypan over medium low heat for 8 10 minutes until fat has rendered drain fat reserving it to cook the potatoes if you like see recipe below increase heat to medium high and cook pancetta until crisp add peas and broad beans tossing to heat through
  • thickly slice chicken then place on a platter top with pea mixture and drizzle with hot chicken jus if using

Nutritions of Spring Chicken Ballotine

calories: 732 774 calories
calories: 32 8 grams fat
calories: 13 5 grams saturated fat
calories: 8 1 grams carbohydrates
calories: 2 4 grams sugar
calories: n a
calories: 96 grams protein
calories: 289 milligrams cholesterol
calories: 1140 milligrams sodium
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