Chicken ballotine with mash, shallots and wine jus recipe

Chicken ballotine with mash, shallots and wine jus recipe


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices of prosciutto
  • 2 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of water


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet until evenly flattened.
  3. Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  4. Place a slice of prosciutto on top of each chicken breast.
  5. Roll the chicken breasts tightly around the prosciutto and tie with kitchen twine.
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  8. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  9. While the chicken is cooking, make the wine jus. In a small saucepan, bring the chicken stock and red wine to a boil.
  10. Reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.
  11. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth.
  12. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and whisk until the sauce has thickened.
  13. In a separate saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat.
  14. Add the sliced shallots to the pan and sauté until they are soft and caramelized.
  15. Add the mashed potatoes to a large bowl and stir in 1/2 cup of heavy cream.
  16. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.
  17. To serve, spoon a portion of the mashed potatoes onto each plate.
  18. Remove the twine from the chicken breasts and slice them into rounds.
  19. Place a chicken breast on top of each serving of mashed potatoes.
  20. Spoon the caramelized shallots over the chicken.
  21. Drizzle the wine jus over the chicken and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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