Classic Chicken Kiev

ALEXANDRIA, Australia -- From "down under" comes this classic recipe for Chicken Kiev.

As if chicken alone isn't good enough, fill a chicken breast with garlic and parsley butter and you have a wonderful dish that is served in Kiev restaurants.


150g (5 ounces) butter, softened
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
4 chicken breast fillets
1 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/2 cup plain flour
2 eggs
Alfa One rice bran oil, for shallow frying
Mashed potato and steamed vegetables, to serve

Step 1 

Place butter, garlic and parsley in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mash with a fork to combine. Spoon mixture into the centre of a 20cm (8in) piece of plastic wrap. Roll up to enclose butter mixture, twisting ends to seal. Roll on a board to form a 10cm (4in) long log. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Step 2 

Using a sharp knife, make a deep cut along 1 side of each chicken breast to form a large pocket (do not cut all the way through). Remove plastic wrap from butter. Cut butter into 16 thick slices. Place 4 butter slices into each pocket. Secure with toothpicks to enclose filling.

Step 3

Place breadcrumbs on a large plate. Season with salt and pepper. Place flour on a plate. Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl. Coat 1 piece of chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg. Coat in breadcrumbs. Place on a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken, flour, egg and breadcrumbs.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C (350°F/320°F) fan-forced. Grease a large baking tray. Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to cover the base. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until golden. Place on prepared tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 5 

Serve with mashed potato and steamed vegetables.

Source: Taste AU