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A Royal Treat: Indulging in Balmoral Chicken

Balmoral Chicken, a culinary creation fit for royalty. Inspired by the Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, this dish combines succulent chicken, earthy haggis, and a velvety whisky sauce, creating a harmony of flavours that is nothing short of majestic. Join us on a culinary journey as we explore the allure of Balmoral Chicken and share a delectable recipe for you to recreate this royal treat in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Recipe: Balmoral Chicken


– 4 boneless, skinless, locally sourced British chicken breasts

– Salt and black pepper, to taste

– 200g Puddledub haggis, crumbled

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1/2 cup chicken stock

– 1/4 cup heavy cream

– 2 tablespoons whisky

– Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


1. Prepare the Chicken:

   – Preheat your oven to 180°C

   – Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper on both sides.

   – Carefully cut a pocket into each chicken breast, ensuring not to cut through the other side.

2. Stuff the Chicken:

   – Stuff each chicken breast with the crumbled haggis, pressing gently to seal the pocket.

   – Secure the openings with toothpicks to prevent the stuffing from falling out during cooking.

3. Sear the Chicken:

   – Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.

   – Add the stuffed chicken breasts and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

4. Prepare the Sauce:

   – Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

   – Pour the chicken stock, heavy cream, and whisky into the skillet, stirring to combine.

   – Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, allowing it to thicken slightly for about 2-3 minutes.

5. Bake the Chicken:

   – Return the seared chicken breasts to the skillet, spooning some of the sauce over the top.

   – Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the centre.

6. Serve and Enjoy:

   – Remove the toothpicks from the chicken and discard.

   – Garnish the Balmoral Chicken with freshly chopped parsley.

   – Serve hot, drizzled with the whisky sauce, and accompanied by your favourite side dishes, such as mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Balmoral Chicken is a testament to the artistry of Scottish cuisine, marrying the rustic charm of haggis with the sophistication of whisky-infused cream sauce. With its rich flavours and elegant presentation, this dish is perfect for special occasions or when you simply want to treat yourself to a taste of royalty. Embrace the culinary legacy of Scotland by preparing Balmoral Chicken and elevate your dining experience to new heights, savouring each bite of this regal masterpiece.

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