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French potted chicken (or turkey) rillettes spread

You will only need 6 simple ingredients to make this delicious spread.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Resting Time 8 hrs
Total Time 11 hrs 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Servings 6 people
Calories 313 kcal


350 ml (12 oz) airtight glass jar


  • 300 grams boneless skinless roast chicken or turkey
  • 150 grams duck fat
  • 300 milliliters bone broth
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon or other herb of your choice (basil, oregano...)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Optional :

  • Pinch of black pepper omit if on AIP


  • Peel and thinly slice the shallot.
  • Transfer the shallot to a Dutch oven with one teaspoon of duck fat and make it sweat on low heat.
  • In the meantime, shred the chicken (or turkey).
  • Then add the shredded chicken (or turkey) to the Dutch oven along with all the other ingredients.
  • Cover and let it simmer on low heat until all liquid is absorbed (about 3.5 hours).
  • Taste and adjust seasoning to your own taste. Transfer the mixture to an airtight glass jar. Once cooled down, store in the fridge overnight. And voilà! Serve at room temperature with fresh bread.
    Bon appétit!


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition facts per serving

Calories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 14gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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