Homemade Chicken Kievs

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


Homemade Chicken Kievs

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 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 )


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Stuff the pockets with the wild garlic butter ( or whatever you are using). I put LOADS in - but this is up to you.
  4. 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!
  5. 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 🙂
  6. 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.
  7. 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!