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chicken kievs – something that never blessed my childhood i heard about them, i saw them in the school canteen – but they’re reformed chickeniness never attracted me to them but a surplus amount of wild garlic butter had me thinking - wouldn’t a home made chicken kiev be a wonderful thing? A quick nosey about revealed that many people now shy away from the pre made variety – and are inclined to whip one up from scratch! and why shouldnt i! a little bit messy & fiddly – but not hard, and very rewardingly scrummy chicken kiev 2 chicken breasts ( mini fillet attached ) 50g plain flour 80g bread crumbs 40g sesame seeds ( i premixed these with breadcrumbs ) 1 whisked egg olive oil for frying wild garlic butter first detach the mini fillet from the main chicken breast then cut pockets in the chicken breasts – starting at the fat end of the breast – and being careful not to cut through the breast then comes a fun bit!!! cover with clingfilm & bash em all out flat! but dont bash too thin or you will give you chicken breasts holes! stuff the pockets with the wild garlic butter – i put LOADS in – but this is up to you this is where your mini fillet comes back in handy – you tuck the little baby on top of the garlic butter – and fold the breast back over it! then another fun, but a little messy bit! coat the kievs in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs & sesame seeds, then the egg, and then the breadcrumbs and sesame seeds again! it is important to make sure the kievs are well cover! keeps the garlicy goodness in gently lift the kievs and pop into a hot oiled pan to shallow fry on both sides for 2 – 3 minutes once browned – pop into dish & off into a preheated oven @ 200 / 180 fan for 20minutes when you take them out of the oven – DONT PANIC – i paniced! as you can see from the piccie – it looks like all of my wild garlic butter has escaped!!!!! – but fear not – however it may look – it hadnt! My kievs where still gorgeous & moist and garlicy nom nom nom! M tells me it was one of the best meals ever! I was very impressed – super yummy! the sesame seeds with the breadcrumbs even make it seem a little on the healthy side! highly recommended this lovely recipe is currently taking part in mis helen’s full plate thursday be sure to pop over and check out some of the great recipes!