Chicken Terrine

Let your food processor do all of the work in this savory, herb-flecked party spread.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2
pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2
tablespoons chopped shallots
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
teaspoon salt
2
egg whites
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Line loaf pan, 8 1/2x4 1/2 inches, with alumnium foil. Sprinkle parsley in bottom of pan.
  • 2 Remove fat from chicken. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Place chicken in food processor. Cover and process until coarsely ground. Add remaining ingredients except bell pepper. Cover and process until smooth. Mix chicken mixture and bell pepper. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil. Bake 1 hour; remove foil. Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 180º F. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  • 4 Refrigerate at least 3 hours but no longer than 48 hours. Invert onto serving platter. Remove pan and foil.

Expert Tips

This impressive appetizer can be made 2 days ahead, then tightly covered and refrigerated.

Serve this elegant pâté with an assortment of thin gourmet crackers, or cut the terrine into 1/2-inch slices and serve topped with a dollop of a purchased herb dip as a first course.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
20 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
2 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
25 mg
25 %;
Sodium
180 mg
180 %;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
10 g
10 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.