Chicken Kiev

with a garlic butter center
With a garlic butter center
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For garlic butter stuffing:
6 tbsp Unsalted butter softened, or salted butter
2 tsp Parsley finely chopped
2 cloves Garlic very finely minced, 2 tsp
¼ tsp Salt skip if using salted butter
For chicken:
2 (7–8-oz) Chicken Breast skinless and boneless
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black pepper
1 Eggs lightly whisked
¼ cup All-purpose flour
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
For frying:
4 cups Vegetable oil
For serving:
Parsley finely chopped for garnish

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Chicken Kiev


Chicken Kiev, aka chicken Kyiv, is one of the best chicken breast recipes I have ever made. This comforting dish comes from Ukraine. Every single bite is bursting with the delicious flavor of tender and juicy chicken, garlic, fresh herbs, and melting butter. Serve over creamy mashed potatoes for an authentic Ukrainian dinner.

Though the recipe is a bit involved, each of the steps is fairly straightforward, and the end result is worth the effort. First, make the garlic butter filling and refrigerate until firm. Then pound chicken breasts, stuff with the chilled butter and roll the chicken up. Chill the rolled chicken for 30 minutes. Once chilled, dip the chicken in turn in the flour, egg, and lastly, the breadcrumbs. Transfer the breaded chicken to the freezer and chill until it’s firm to handle. Shallow-fry the chicken for two to three minutes and then finish the cooking in the oven. Let rest for 2 minutes and serve hot!  

To make the Chicken Kiev, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Chicken Kiev

Steps to make Chicken Kiev


Make garlic butter filling


In a bowl, mix 6 tablespoons softened butter with 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley, 2 minced garlic cloves, and ¼ teaspoon salt until well combined.


Chill garlic butter


Place the garlic butter on parchment paper and roughly shape it into a 4x2 ½-inch rectangle. Refrigerate until firm. Once chilled, cut in half lengthwise to form two even bars.


Pound chicken


Place the chicken breasts smooth side down between two pieces of plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet to pound the chicken to an even ¼-inch thickness. Sprinkle each side with salt and black pepper.


Stuff and roll up chicken


Place each pounded chicken breast on a large piece of plastic wrap and put a bar of garlic butter in the center. Tightly roll up the chicken around the butter, folding the sides in over the butter, then twist the ends of the plastic wrap to create a log shape. Transfer to the freezer for 30 minutes until the surface is just firm to touch but not frozen solid.


Bread chicken


Place 1 lightly whisked egg, ¼ cup flour, and 1 cup panko breadcrumbs in separate bowls. Unwrap the chicken. First, coat the chilled chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Next, coat in egg and drip off excess. Finally, coat in breadcrumbs and lightly press to adhere. Make sure to coat the ends too.




Place the breaded chicken on a plate and transfer to the freezer for 30 minutes until fairly firm to handle but not frozen solid.


Preheat oven


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Place a rack on a baking sheet and set aside.


Cook chicken


In a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet, heat 4 cups oil to 375 °F. Shallow-fry the chicken, turning once or twice, until golden, 2-3 minutes.




Place the chicken on a rack and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and registers 150 ºF on an instant-read thermometer. Make sure to pierce only the top of the chicken to avoid butter leakage. Once baked, let rest for 2 minutes.



Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot!

Serve this Chicken Kiev hot over creamy mashed potatoes and enjoy a flavorful meal! Let us know if you give this recipe a try, and contact us online using our hashtag #cookmerecipes.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 10
Dorothy G

I've made for dinner. Everyone really enjoyed these. Thanks!


Came out perfect, first time! Thanks.


Great! I love this juicy garlic filling


Crazy good, thx 4 sharing


It looks like a lot of work but honestly if you have everything prepped before hand it's just mostly a lot of taking in and out of the freezer. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Angela G

I made this for dinner tonight. I wowed my husband. Thanks for sharing!


Drooling! Can’t wait to make this!

Anastasia Gevan

Really juicy and tender chicken! Thanks.


OMG, this is so my kind of food. I love chicken, and I love garlic butter. Thanks!


Absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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