chicken, Dinner time

Chicken Kiev

This is a bit retro, but far better than those ones you used to get out of a packet when you were a kid! Who on this world doesn’t love a chicken Kiev? Although this is a really easy recipe it is a little bit faffy but well worth it! When you get the hang of it, you can stuff them with whatever you want!

Ingredients

30g salted butter – you can use unsalted but you will have to season it

1 x large clove garlic crushed

2 x tsp (teaspoons) chives – you can use parsley but there’s nothing better than the oniony taste of chives with garlic

2 x skinless chicken breasts, removing the mini fillet but keep it aside

50g flour well seasoned – use any, it really doesn’t matter

1 x egg beaten

50g breadcrumbs – I whizz up any leftover stale bread and store the breadcrumbs in the freezer

Method

First of all make your garlic butter – in a bowl put the butter, crushed garlic and chives, and mash together with a fork

Once combined, place in cling film and roll into a sausage shape, quite tightly, and place in the fridge for 30 mins to allow to harden

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Once the butter has chilled, prepare your work station with the chicken breasts (mini fillets removed), seasoned flour on a plate, beaten egg in a bowl, and breadcrumbs in a bowl

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Prepare your chicken by inserting a knife into the thickest end of the breast. Make sure not to go right through, you want to make a ‘sock’.

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Then, gently make the hole bigger inside using your finger – it needs to be big enough for half of the butter

Cut your butter sausage in half and insert into the slit, pushing it all the way in

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Using the mini fillet, plug the hole. roll up the thinner end of the chicken breast underneath the kiev

Coat with flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs

Chill in the fridge for 15-20 mins. Meanwhile, preheat a baking tray in the oven 160 fan

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Once the oven has heated, place the Kiev onto the tray and drizzle with a little oil. Bake for 35 mins

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I’m serving them with a chicken skin shard, mash and spinnach – a delicious and relatively healthy dinner!

for the Kievs, serves 2

Cals – 351, fat – 16.3, carbs – 18.6, protein – 30.1,

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