Mustard-Deviled Chicken


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • A dash of Tabasco sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 poussins or squab chickens, butterflied and beaten flat
  • ½ small loaf of bread, crust removed, broken into small pieces


Take two-thirds of the butter and allow it to soften, then mix in the mustard, Tabasco or cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and some salt and pepper. Rub this mixture thoroughly over the poussins. Lay them in a large baking dish and cover with the bread pieces. Dot the remaining butter over the bread pieces.

Roast in a preheated oven at 350°F for 40 minutes. If the bread pieces start to burn, cover the dish with foil.