Discover the history and recipe of Chicken Kiev, a classic dish featuring breaded and fried chicken breast stuffed with flavorful herb butter. Learn how to recreate this iconic dish at home!


- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

- Salt and pepper to taste

- 1 cup all-purpose flour

- 2 large eggs, beaten

- 1 cup breadcrumbs

- Vegetable oil for frying


1. In a bowl, mix together softened butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper until well combined.

2. Flatten each chicken breast with a meat mallet until about 1/4 inch thick.

3. Divide the herb butter mixture evenly among the chicken breasts, placing it in the center of each.

4. Fold the sides of the chicken breasts over the butter to enclose it, then secure with toothpicks if necessary.

5. Dredge each stuffed chicken breast in flour, then dip into beaten eggs, and coat with breadcrumbs.

6. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the chicken breasts for about 6-8 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

7. Remove toothpicks before serving. Enjoy your homemade Chicken Kiev!

Nutrition Value:

1. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 pieces):

  - Calories: Approximately 120 calories per 4-ounce serving.

  - Protein: Rich source of lean protein, providing about 25 grams per serving.

  - Fat: Low in fat, with approximately 2-3 grams per serving.

  - Sodium and cholesterol: Minimal amounts, especially when prepared without added salt.

  - Vitamins and minerals: Good source of niacin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, and selenium.

  - Nutritional benefits: Supports muscle growth and repair, boosts metabolism, and aids in weight management.

2. Unsalted butter (1/2 cup):

  - Calories: Around 800 calories per 1/2 cup serving.

  - Fat: Rich in saturated fat, providing about 92 grams per serving.

  - Vitamins and minerals: Contains vitamins A, D, E, and K2, as well as small amounts of calcium and phosphorus.

  - Nutritional benefits: Provides energy, adds flavor and richness to dishes, and helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

3. Garlic (2 cloves, minced):

  - Calories: Approximately 10 calories per clove.

  - Carbohydrates: About 2 grams per clove.

  - Protein, fat, sodium, cholesterol: Negligible amounts.

  - Vitamins and minerals: Contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, and trace amounts of other nutrients.

  - Nutritional benefits: Offers immune-boosting properties, supports heart health, and provides antioxidant benefits.

4. Fresh parsley (2 tablespoons, chopped):

  - Calories: About 1 calorie per tablespoon.

  - Carbohydrates, protein, fat, sodium, cholesterol: Negligible amounts.

  - Vitamins and minerals: Excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Also provides folate, iron, and potassium.

  - Nutritional benefits: Supports bone health, aids digestion, and provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Salt and pepper to taste:

  - Minimal calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, or minerals.

  - Used primarily for flavor enhancement.

6. All-purpose flour (1 cup):

  - Calories: Around 440 calories per cup.

  - Carbohydrates: Provides approximately 95 grams per cup.

  - Protein, fat, sodium, cholesterol: Moderate amounts.

  - Vitamins and minerals: Contains small amounts of iron, niacin, and folate.

  - Nutritional benefits: Provides carbohydrates for energy, contributes to the texture of the dish.

7. Large eggs (2, beaten):

  - Calories: Roughly 140 calories per large egg.

  - Protein: Each egg provides about 6-7 grams of protein.

  - Fat: Contains approximately 5 grams of fat per egg.

  - Vitamins and minerals: Excellent source of vitamin B12, riboflavin, and selenium. Also provides vitamin D and choline.

  - Nutritional benefits: Supports muscle repair, brain health, and provides essential nutrients for overall well-being.

8. Breadcrumbs (1 cup):

  - Calories: About 400 calories per cup.

  - Carbohydrates: Provides roughly 70 grams per cup.

  - Protein, fat, sodium, cholesterol: Moderate amounts.

  - Nutritional benefits: Adds texture and crunch to the dish, contributes to carbohydrate intake.

9. Vegetable oil for frying:

  - Calories: Around 120 calories per tablespoon.

  - Fat: High in unsaturated fats, providing about 14 grams per tablespoon.

  - Vitamins and minerals: Source of vitamin E.

  - Nutritional benefits: Provides energy, enhances flavor, and contributes to the crispy texture of the chicken.

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