Cheat's chicken Kiev

Cheat's chicken Kiev

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


Serves 4
Homemade chicken Kievs don't have to mean hours in the kitchen. Just add spuds and salad before serving

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal327
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein38g
  • salt0.78g
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  • 6 garlic cloves, 2 peeled
  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 85g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp garlic & herb soft cheese



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • PLUS 4 tsp olive oil
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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Whizz together the 2 peeled garlic cloves, parsley and 1 tsp olive oil in a food processor. Add the breadcrumbs and seasoning before pulsing briefly to mix. Tip onto a plate.

  2. Cut a slit (roughly thumb-length) in the side of each chicken breast, at the plump end. Spoon ¼ of the soft cheese into each hole and press the edges together to seal. Rub 2 tsp oil over all the chicken breasts before pressing the herby crumbs onto them.

  3. Place the coated chicken in a shallow roasting tin. Scatter round the remaining unpeeled garlic cloves and drizzle with the rest of the oil. Bake for 20-25 mins until the chicken is cooked and crumbs crisp and golden. Squeeze out the soft, roasted garlic from the skins and serve with the chicken.

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Comments (33)

christay0102's picture

Went down a treat!

imabadpixie's picture

Great recipe and doesnt take 15 mins to prep! I just chop my garlic and mix with the breadcrumbs rather than having to get the whizzer out. Going to make again tonight and try some garlic butter and oil inside instead of the cheese which i dont have.. yummy!!

caroline_kirwan's picture

This was really easy to make and tasted delicious! Great garlic flavour!

nicolamitchell's picture

this was easy to make and really tasty. i found the thick cheese filling still ouzed out, but the flavour did give the chicken a garlic flavour right the way through. i will make again but i think i'll try just a garlic butter filling

delicioussarah's picture

Kids loved it! They couldn't wait for it to cook, then asked when i was going to cook it again!

bagpuss's picture

Have made this twice so far, and will definitely make again in the future. The first time I did it, I didn't have any fresh parsley, so used some dried mixed herbs and they tasted just as good.

Excellent easy and tasty recipe.

eeeyo1's picture

recipe sounds great. would this be freezable???

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Very easy to make and the family loved it. Didn't bother with the extra garlic cloves. Served it with minted new potatoes and mixed salad.

heids_74's picture

I've made this for my fiancee and for a dinner party and it was very popular!

liezeldutoit's picture

Delicious! I served it with a green salad and I am tempted to make it again on Sunday.

annabelp's picture

My daughter made it and the whole family enjoyed it!

wennie1963's picture

I thought this recipe was very simple to make and the family loved it.

bethocallaghan's picture

Very easy and tastes very good.


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