Cheat's chicken Kiev

Easy chicken Kiev

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(40 ratings)

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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hanszinderfaan's picture
16th Feb, 2013
With the chicken defrosted and being fed up with curry I made this today. No problems making the crust although I did add some coarsley ground pepper and being short on some ingredients I shoved a couple of cheesy cubes (sliced) in the breasts with a crushed garlic cube. I enjoyed it, and the wife loved it. With the current bad publicity on processed foods, I don't think I will be making shop made ones again. This was easy peasey!
30th Jan, 2013
Tasted amazing, and really easy to prepare/cook. Will definitely be on my weekly menu.
28th Oct, 2012
Excellente! Recipe so easy :)
14th Jul, 2011
Very tasty, far nicer than bought kievs and very easy to do
3rd Jun, 2011
Very easy and tasty. Now a firm favourite in our house! Perfect for aspiring kids who want to make dinner. We're garlic-a-go-go in this house so I chop up a garlic clove to put in the crumbs too.
16th Apr, 2011
excellent recipe
31st Mar, 2011
flavours were nice - coating was disappointing. Would be much better fried first but then not so healthy.......
30th Mar, 2011
Simple to make and so succulant delicious. Wish I could've had real kievs like these as a kid and not the crappy supermarket ones my mum used to get.
30th Mar, 2011
This was great! So easy to make and so tasty! I put too much parsley in tho, so it was a bit green. We all loved it from age 9 to 42 and would definitely make again. Even though my husband suggested frying them at the end next time to make them more crispy...
28th Mar, 2011
Another successful disaster zone meal. As my oven was out due to power cuts, I combined garlic, cream cheese and mixed herbs together and stuffed the chicken breasts. Then I dusted in flour, dipped in egg and coated with crushed cornflakes before deep frying in my tempura pan. Not bad for candle lit cooking!


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