Cheat’s chicken Kiev

Cheat’s chicken Kiev

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
No need for tricky breadcrumbing and deep-frying - these creamy baked garlic Kievs are really easy to assemble

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal459
  • fat33g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein40g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 5 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped or frozen parsley or ½ tbsp dried



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

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 slices pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • oil, for brushing


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Mix together the cream cheese, garlic and herbs with some seasoning. Cut a slit in the side of each chicken breast, ensuring you don’t pierce through the other side. Using your fingers, make a bigger pocket and stuff the creamy mix inside. Season the chicken breasts, then wrap 3 slices of pancetta around each, covering the pocket tightly.

  2. Put on a baking tray, brush with a little oil and bake for 18-20 mins until cooked through.

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8th Mar, 2016
These were nice but too much sauce - 4 chicken breasts could have been used to use up all the sauce. Or if you're making for 2, half the sauce. Little too garlic-y as well so will use much less next time.
26th Mar, 2014
Very good and really easy. Next time I would chop the garlic to avoid getting huge lumps in the filling! I also found it took longer than 20 minutes to cook - guess this was because I had thick breast joints.
8th Mar, 2014
Really yummy :P Crispy outside, creamy inside, and easy to make. Needed more than 20 mins to bake though, maybe b/c my chicken was rather plump one, must've been on steroids ;)
6th Feb, 2014
These were lovely got a big thumbs up, I used La Roule - Chilli, next time will try Boursin, makes it easier still with garlic cheese!
13th Jan, 2014
These were really scrummy - will definitely do again
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