Chicken terrine

Chicken terrine
This is a French dish that can be served as an appetizer as well as a main course.


- 1 large onion, finely chopped,
- 500 g (1 lb) chicken breast fillet,
- a small carrot and a small parsley root,
- 3 eggs,
- a handfull of minced parsley and dill leaves,
- salt, pepper,
- thyme,
- about 100 g of ham cut into small cubes,
- 2 slices of white bread,
- 5 boiled eggs,
- oil, water,
- some butter (optional).


Chicken terrine
1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C(350°F/Gas 4). Grease well a 14 × 21 cm (5½ × 8½ inch) loaf pan and/or line with baking paper.
2. Put some oil in a pan, add the onion and cook over low heat for 5–7 minutes, without colouring. Let aside to cool.
3. Mince the chicken breast then put it in a blender to get a very fine meat mixture, like a cream. Mix it with the ham chops. Then mix the meat with the slices of bread dipped in milk or water and well squeezed, add the onion and the oil from the pan, 3 eggs, salt, pepper to taste, thyme, then the carrot and parsley root (already boiled for about 10 minutes) cut into cubes, and finally add the parsley and dill leaves finely chopped. If you think this mixture is too dry, you can add a tablespoon of butter (I added it, for taste and texture of the terrine.)
4. Press a third of the mince mixture into the pan and lay the hard boiled eggs over it. Cover with the rest of the mince and if you wish, pour a beaten egg on top.
5. Place the pan in a baking dish and add boiling water to come halfway up its sides. Bake for 1½ hours, or until the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted. When done, remove from the oven, let it cool or even chill overnight. Before serving it, carefully invert the pan on a plateau, remove the paper, then cut into thick slices. Serve with mayonnaise, or with mustard sauce.

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  1. Very Delicious, this is so good and the best quality is that it is really light to eat . I am surely gonna try this at home :)

  2. This looks like it's a delicious dish! What really got my attention was your header image. Those things look wonderful!


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