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… A surplus of wild garlic butter had me thinking. Wouldn’t a homemade 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. So why shouldn’t I!
I was pretty sure that I could not only create my own homemade Chicken Kiev, but I could also give it a bit of an upgrade.
A little bit messy & fiddly – but not hard, and rewardingly scrummy. SOLD.
Homemade Chicken Kiev
10 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 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 ( any garlic butter you may have / buy )
- 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 to the other side.
- Then comes a fun bit!!! cover with clingfilm & bash em all out flat! but don't bash too thin or you will give you chicken breasts holes. Not good.
- Stuff the pockets with the wild garlic butter ( or whatever you are using). 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 a dish & off into a preheated oven @ 200 / 180 fan for 20minutes.
- When you take them out of the oven, DONT PANIC. I panicked the first time. 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 😀
Matt tells me it was one of the best meals ever! I was very impressed – super yummy! The addition of sesame seeds to the breadcrumbs even makes them seem a little on the healthy side.. Or it adds to the texture if nothing else.
Edited to say: I ham currently trekking back through all of my old posts and trying to update them a little. Oh – and add in Pinterest graphics of course… But back on topic OMG how good do these homemade chicken kievs look. I think I have solved my puzzle as to what to have for dinner. Also – sorry for the weird logo on the images. I thought people might steal them… I’m over that phase now. Clearly!