Rabbie Burns chicken

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Serves: 4

By PEMPsychic



  • 1 medium onion finely chopped

  • 60ml oil for cooking

  • 1 pint double cream

  • 1 medium swede

  • 900g peeled potato

  • 170g porridge oats

  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 small haggis

  • 50ml malt whiskey


  1. Dice, boil and mash the swede, and dice, boil and crush the potatoes.
  2. Flatten the chicken breast, so it can be stuffed with the haggis.
  3. Remove haggis from wrapping and cook until softened. Let cool, then stuff into the chicken breast.
  4. Roll up the chicken breast, with the haggis inside, and pin shut with cocktail sticks.
  5. Cook in a frying pan until golden on all sides. Alternatively, seal the chicken in a pan, then finish it off in the oven for 20 minutes at 190C. Then let rest.
  6. In the pan, add the oil and the onion and cook until soft.
  7. Add the whiskey and flame.
  8. Then pour in the porridge oats, cook for two minutes before adding the cream.
  9. Cook until the porridge and cream have reduced and thickened, but not too much.
  10. Slice the chicken into circles to show off the haggis inside, and fan on a plate, before coating with a little sauce. Serve with a spoonful of mashed swede (neeps) and crushed potatoes (champitt).

Handy Hint

To make this recipe easier, get your butcher to flatten out the chicken breast for you.

You could roll the haggis up in the chicken like a swiss roll, for a different effect when sliced.

You could roll the chicken and haggis up tightly in cling film/food wrap, twisting the ends shut and boiling for 20 minutes, instead of frying.

Instead of using the cream, you could replace it with a nice tomato sauce, using six tomatoes which have been peeled, deseeded and puréed.

You could cut the chicken at an angle and stand it on the plate to add height instead of slicing it!

Additional Information

  • Chicken

  • Main Course

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • PEMPsychic 02/06/10 00:26

    I've refined and tweaked this recipe adding and taking away, changing the sauce base for different occassions You could always change the Swede & Potatoes for any Veg you really want to have, I just used it as the standard accompianment to Haggis for ease in this!!