Wednesday, November 30, 2011

25 days before Christmas--Surprise me Galantina !

Holiday season sure brings a lot of childhood food memories, I remember our kitchen transforming into a busy-commercial-like commissary -- non stop cooking and baking! We just have to be prepared for instant family reunion and unexpected guests. In our list of must haves is Chicken Galantina, easy to make and it can sit in your refrigerator until your next surprise guest arrives...


1.5 kgs Chicken Breast (with  skin)

4 slices Ham, finely chopped
4 pcs Vienna sausage, finely chopped
1/2 kg Ground pork
6-8 pcs Olives, chopped
1/4 cup Grated Cheese
as needed, Pistachio , chopped
as needed, Raisins or any Dried Fruit
1 tspn Salt
1/2 tsp White Pepper, powder


In a bowl, mix all stuffing ingredients together. Set aside.
Carefully remove skin and set aside. Flatten and pound breast and spread 3-4 breast in cheese cloth. Add the stuffing mixture inside of the breast and firmly roll the stuffed breast into a compact roll. Spread the reserved skin out, and place stuffed roll in the middle of the skin. Pull and roll the skin over the stuffed roll and firmly roll together in cheese cloth. Repeat procedure with the rest of the breast and stuffing mixture.

Steam for 20-30 minutes or Poach for 1 hour.

Food Notes :

1. Serve it with rice for lunch or dinner and as sandwich for a full merienda meal !
2. Store in freezer for 3 months 


  1. Yeay, Christmas's just around the corner...can't wait!!:D

  2. This dish is special to me as this was my dad's signature Christmas dish. The whole household is involved when he makes it. Will make this again this year in his memory and I think I will dd ham and olives like you did. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Maligayang pasko... good to know that you are busy... good business sign haha. God bless

  3. Hi christy and loverforfood ! thank you for checking out my galantina recipe =)

    Hi malou ! are you back from vacation ? tita au was there or still there in the US ata.. Yes, God is good, business is good =) Happy cooking ! Happy Christmas !!! More blessings to you and your family !!

  4. I love this Theodore, now I have to reconsider my Noche Buena dish line up .... :-) Wonderful take for this month's challenge, thanks...

  5. Thank you boyet !!! Maligayang Pasko !!!

  6. Great recipe. Thank you and Maligayang Pasko!

  7. Love anything with stuffing. The flavour develops as it sits. Yummy galantina. So festive. Maligayang pasko, Chef!

  8. Awesome! Galantina is the best for Noche Buena! Happy Holidays!

  9. Thank you guys !!! Maligayang Pasko !!!

  10. Thanks Louie !!! Maligayang Pasko Sayo !!

  11. Hi adora !! Your Chicken Relleno looks scrumptious !

  12. Hi tita Beth ! Maligayang Pasko to you and your family !!!

  13. HHmmm...thinking whether to buy one or do this,as said according to your recipe...may seem hard to do but i'll give this a try! I love Galantina, even in this pocket version!

  14. Your chicken galantina will surely bring delight to the Holiday table! Sarrraaappp!

    Maligayang Pasko to you and your family, Chef Theodore!

  15. Hi Joy ! it's the season of cooking ! hahaha =) maligayang pasko !!!

    Hi tina ! enjoy your christmas feast !!! maligayang pasko to you too !!!