Welcome to my kitchen…It’s time for another Chicken Recipe …
Chicken is a very versatile protein it has little fat(unless we add it)…a healthy alternative to red meat… it is indeed low in saturated fat, contains higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acids than other animal meats, and is high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals such as B6, B12, iron, zinc, and copper…
Today though is a treat and we are forgoing the healthy bit…but I use grass-fed butter and garlic is good for you…homemade breadcrumbs have no chemicals, chicken is lean plus I oven bake mine and do not deep fry but it does us good to have a treat now and again…
• 4 skinless chicken breasts
• 125 gm dried breadcrumbs
• 50 gm parmesan cheese grated
• 2-3 egg beaten(depending) on size
• 50 gm flour
• Pinch paprika pepper
• Oil for frying
• For the garlic butter:
• 6-8 cloves garlic finely chopped or crushed
• 150 gm butter
• 2 tbsp chopped parsley
• Juice ½ lime/lemon
Place all the garlic butter ingredients in a bowl and season well. Mash with a fork until well combined, shape into a sausage shape using cling film to help you shape it, then tightly wrap and chill or freeze until really firm. It can be made up to 3 days in advance. When firm, slice each into 4 even pieces.
Lay a chicken breast on a chopping board and use a sharp knife to make a deep pocket inside the breast. The easiest way is to push the point of a knife into the fat end, and keep going halfway into the fillet. Be careful not to cut all the way through or the butter will leak out when cooking. Repeat with the remaining breasts.
Push 2 discs of butter inside each chicken breast, press to flatten and re-seal with your hands. Set aside.
Mix the breadcrumbs and Parmesan on one plate, and tip the eggs onto another. On a third plate, mix the flour with paprika and some salt.
Dip each breast in the flour, then the egg and finally the breadcrumbs, repeating so each Kiev has a double coating (this will make them extra crisp and help to keep the butter inside).
Chill for at least 1 hr before cooking,
To cook, heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4.
Place kievs onto greaseproof paper on an oven-proof tray. Spray with a small amount of olive oil. Once the oven is heated, place kievs in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the outside nice and golden and crisp.
Hubby likes his Chicken Kiev with mash, I like mine with just a salad it can also be served with fries…