What is a Chicken Paupiette?
Chicken Paupiettes are one of our specialities at True Bites and are very popular amongst customers looking for something a bit different, but what exactly are they?..
A paupiette is generally a piece of meat that has been sliced thinly, or beaten flat, then rolled and stuffed with various fillings, such as sausage meat, stuffing, black pudding, or fruits etc. They can be made using various different meats, such as chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, and even fish.
A chicken paupiette, sometimes known in the U.K. as a chicken cushion, is usually made from a whole chicken leg (thigh and drumstick), which has had all bones and gristle removed. The meat is then wrapped around a chosen filling, we usually use black pudding, and secured in place using roasting bands or butchers twine. The result is a spherical piece of meat, which is, ideally, roasted and served as part of a roast dinner, or, if you're feeling like something healthier, served with a green salad.
Pauiettes are extremely popular in France, hence the name, and can been found pre-prepared in many of their supermarkets and butcheries. So, if you're feeling like something sophisticated for you next dinner party, or Sunday lunch, treat yourself to a paupiette.