Chicken Kiev

Nobody can resist this classic main dish of boneless chicken rolls stuffed with butter and a green onion mixture, then breaded, fried, and baked to a golden brown.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
1 hr
Bake:
15 mins 400°
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Chicken Kiev

Ingredients
1
tablespoon chopped green onion
1
tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
1
clove garlic, minced
1/2
stick of butter, chilled
1
egg, beaten
1
tablespoon water
1/2
cup fine dry bread crumbs
4
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
 
Salt and black pepper
1
tablespoon butter
1
tablespoon cooking oil

Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine green onion, parsley, and garlic; set aside. Cut chilled butter into four 2-1/2x1/2-inch sticks. In a shallow bowl stir together egg and water. Place flour in another shallow bowl. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place a chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet pound chicken lightly into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with one-fourth of the green onion mixture. Place a butter piece in center of chicken piece. Fold in sides; roll up. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  3. Coat chicken rolls with flour. Dip in egg mixture; coat with bread crumbs. Dip in egg mixture again; coat with with additional bread crumbs. (Coat ends well to seal in the butter.) Place coated chicken in 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours.
  4. In a large skillet melt the 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat; add oil. Add chilled chicken rolls. Cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning to brown all sides. Place rolls in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree F oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F). Spoon any drippings over rolls. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Cheesy Chicken Rolls:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 2 1/2x1/2-inch sticks of caraway, blue, Gruyere, or cheddar cheese for the butter. If using caraway or blue cheese, omit the parsley. If using Gruyere cheese, substitute 2 teaspoons snipped fresh tarragon for the parsley. If using cheddar cheese, substitute 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme for the parsley.

Nutrition Facts per roll: 328 cal., 15 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 142 mg chol., 479 mg sodium, 13 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 33 g pro.

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken Kiev)
    Per serving:
  • 377 kcal cal.,
  • 22 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 160 mg chol.,
  • 499 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 30 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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