Chicken, Cranberry and Pistachio Terrine


 
Chicken, Cranberry and Pistachio Terrine
(recipe adapted from taste.com)
 
Serves: 4 - 6
 
cooking spray
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium brown onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
750g chicken fillets, fat trimmed
140 grams fresh breadcrumbs, made from wholegrain bread
1/2 cup unsalted pistachio nuts , shelled
1/2 cup craisins, reduced sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
 
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat and cook the onions for 8-10 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic, parsley and thyme and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the onions are very soft. Cool slightly.
 
Place chicken in a food processor and blend until minced.
 
Combine the onion mixture, chicken mince, breadcrumbs, pistachio nuts, eggs, mustard, salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl and use your hands to mix well.
 
Overlap the long sides of a loaf pan with two 50cm lengths of foil by 8cm.  Line with baking paper and spray with cooking spray.
 
Place the chicken mixture into the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes.
 
Remove from the oven, pull back the foil and then drain off the juices.
 
Re-cover with the foil and then place the terrine in the fridge until cold.
 
Remove the foil and cut into slices and serve with the fruit chutney or relish of your choice.



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