1 1/2 lbs
chicken breasts, pounded thin
( rather than a whole package, I just went to my deli and asked for 3 slices)
( same thing as above, just ask the deli for the slices rather than buying a whole package)
( once again, use the deli)
1 (15 ounce) cans
artichoke hearts, drained
( in water)
parmesan cheese, grated not shredded
( I grated my own)
eggs, lightly beaten
fresh basil leaves
ground black pepper
fresh parsley, fine chopped
fresh dill, fine chopped
fresh lemon juice
- Chicken -- First thing to do is to pound out the chicken. Place the chicken between plastic wrap and pound until thin.You can use a rolling pin, meat mallet or even the bottom of a heavy pan. Anything will work.
- The chicken will be used for two layers of the loaf so I try to cut the chicken in 2-3 smaller pieces so the chicken will fit to make the layers.
- Dipping Station -- Layout out your dipping station -- 1) well beaten eggs in one pie pan or small flat dish; 2) parmesan, seasoned salt, pepper, cayenne, and lemon zest in the other.
- Pan -- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, bottom and sides and spray with non-stick spray. I use scissors and cut down the corners of the parchment paper to make it fit easier.
- Layer 1: Chicken - Dip 1/2 of the chicken in the egg and then in the parmesan mixture and place in the bottom of the loaf pan. Fit the pieces in well and tight so it covers the entire bottom of the pan.
- Layer 2: Mortadella and Proscuitto - Top the chicken with the mortadella slices and then 1/2 of the proscuitto.
- Layer 3: Artichokes - Slice the artichokes in 1-3 pieces, depending on the size. Then dip 1/2 of the artichokes in the egg and then in the parmesan and place on top of the mortadella and proscuitto.
- Layer 4: Fresh basil leaves -- All of the basil leaves.
- Layer 5: Chicken Again - Same as above. Dip the remaining chicken in the egg and then parmesan and put on top of the artichokes.
- Layer 6: Salami - Top the chicken with all of the salami and then the remaining proscuitto.
- Layer 7: Artichokes - Last layer. Once again, dip in the egg and then parmesan and top the salami and proscuitto.
- All Done -- Cover with a piece of parchment paper and here is the key - it needs to be weighted down. Take a brick and cover it with aluminum foil. That really works best. Place on top of the parchment paper and now you are ready to bake. If you don't have a brick, just open a bag of beans and pour them on a sheet of foil and wrap up. Just something heavy to weigh the terrine down.
- Bake -- Put the loaf pan in another pan, like a 13x9, filled 1/2 way with warm water. Then bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours on the middle shelf. The water will keep the terrine from getting too brown and let it cook slower. Remove and let cool completely, cover well with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
- Aioli -- Mix all the ingredients together. Mayonnaise, lemon, herbs and garlic. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. This can be made ahead of time.
- Serve -- Remove the plastic wrap and the top parchment paper from the terrine, then put a plate on top and flip over. Remove the parchment paper and then thin slice. You can serve this for a buffet too, it is so pretty to serve. I like to serve the slices over a bed a greens and top with the garlic herb aioli. ENJOY this great unique dish!