Chicken Ballotine with Creamy Leek & Chestnut Stuffing
This chicken ballotine is a delicious, impressive meal for the holidays. Deboning a chicken takes time and skill. Our recommendation: get your butcher to debone it, then you can stuff and roll it.
EatingWell Magazine, December 2020; updated December 2022
What Is Chicken Ballotine Made Of?
A ballotine is a whole chicken that has been deboned, stuffed and tied to hold its shape. It can be roasted, braised or poached, and served hot or cold.
What Is the Difference between Galantine and Ballotine?
A galantine is poultry or fish that has been deboned, stuffed and pressed into a cylindrical shape. It's traditionally poached and served cold. A ballotine can be served hot or cold, but it's typically served hot.
Additional reporting by Jan Valdez
Large rimmed baking sheet, kitchen string, large ovenproof skillet
Serving Size:1 slice
504 calories; fat 28g; cholesterol 133mg; sodium 461mg; carbohydrates 21g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 38g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 12mg; saturated fat 10g; vitamin a iu 1159IU.