Chicken Balotine

Chicken Balotine

Duration: 3 hours
Number of students: 6-12
Pricing: $70 per person

This event is a hands-on cooking class where you will learn the practical technique of removing bones from a chicken, as well as all you need to know about various stuffing and cooking options. Several recipes will be provided so that you can cook and serve your chicken at home.

Price includes an organic whole chicken and a portion of chicken galantine served with grilled vegetables and a slice of toasted bread. You are welcome to bring your favorite wine to enjoy during the lunch. Participants will need to bring their insulated cooler bag and ice packs for transporting their de-boned bird home for stuffing and cooking.


A galantine is a French dish of deboned stuffed chicken wrapped in its skin along with ground meat and other ingredients and then cooked. A galantine is cooked either by poaching it in stock or roasting it. Galantines are served cold, often coated in aspic.

Since deboning poultry is thought of as difficult and time-consuming, this is a rather elaborate dish, which is often lavishly decorated, hence its name, connoting a presentation at a table that is galant and sophisticated.


A traditional ballotine is a deboned leg of a chicken, duck or other poultry stuffed with ground meat and other ingredients, tied and cooked. A ballotine is usually cooked by braising, roasting, or poaching.

In modern kitchens, a ballotine is sometimes made from other parts of the poultry, such as the breast, not strictly the leg. Moreover, a modern ballotine can be made using any meat, not limited to poultry. A ballotine can be served hot or cold.
Galantines and ballotines come under the culinary category of charcuterie, or sausage making, which in turn is a part of the classical garde manger.

Lunch Menu

  • Chicken galantine
  • Grilled and pickled vegetables salad
  • French bread toasts

You are welcome to bring your own favorite wine.

Appearance. Please make sure your nails are well groomed and clean. If you have long hair, tie it back or cover it. Have comfortable clothes and shoes. I’ll provide you with an apron.

Please, let me know if you have any food or kitchen chemicals allergies.

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