The Best Chicken Kiev Ever

    2 hours 55 min

    If you love chicken kievs, there's nothing that beats this homemade version that's typical in a Ukraine home. Chicken breasts are pounded thin, stuffed with garlic butter and deep-fried to perfection.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 75g butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • 60g plain flour
    • 55g dry breadcrumbs
    • 475ml vegetable oil
    • 1/2 lemon, sliced
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr freezing  ›  Ready in:2hr55min 

    1. Place each chicken breast between a sheet of greaseproof paper and pound, using a mallet or rolling pin, to about 3mm thickness; be careful not to 'break' the chicken. Wrap and refrigerate until seasoned butter is frozen.
    2. To Make Seasoned Butter: In a small bowl combine the softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1 teaspoon garlic granules and mix well. Spread mixture into a 5x10cm rectangle on a piece of foil; freeze until firm.
    3. When butter is firm, cut into 6 equal size pieces and place one piece on each chicken breast. Fold in edges of chicken and roll to encase butter completely. Secure with cocktail sticks.
    4. In a small bowl, beat eggs with water. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules, dill and flour. Place breadcrumbs in a separate shallow dish or bowl. Dip chicken rolls in seasoned flour, then egg mixture, then crumbs. Place coated chicken in a shallow dish, cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
    5. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. When oil is hot, deep fry chicken kievs for about 5 minutes, then turn over and deep fry for another 5 minutes until golden and cooked through, with no pink showing inside. Drain on kitchen towels, garnish with lemon slices and parsley and serve.

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    This is dry like alot of chicken dishes, my trick for all chicken I make is to marinate in BUTTERMILK for 30-40 minutes. Makes any piece of chicken tender no matter how you cook it. Hope this helps  -  13 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Kiev has always been the requested "birthday" meal, even now that my children are adults and home for a visit. Also was the end of term foods lab test for my high school classes. If it did not "squirt butter" you did not get full marks :-) so here are a few tweeks to an already good recipe. Include oregano, parsley & real minced garlic to the chilled butter. Once wrapped around the butter, first roll the chicken in seasoned flour, then the egg wash, then the seasoned bread, cracker or potato chip (plain) crumbs THEN wrap tightly in wax paper and chill for at least a half hour, longer if time allows. Can be made a day ahead. Only unwrap when you are ready to place in the hot fat. This avoids the need for tooth picks completely.  -  13 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A lot of work but very tasty. To keep it a bit healthier, I baked in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes and it browned up nicely.  -  30 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)