Quick chicken kiev

  • Rating: 4 stars
  • Takes: 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • Serves: 4


  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 100g (3┬Żoz) breadcrumbs
  • 25g (1oz) butter, softened
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • For the potatoes
  • 1kg (4lb) small, waxy potatoes
  • vegetables of your choice, to serve

Each serving contains 255 calories, 5g sugar, 11g fat, 7g saturates and 1.2g salt.


Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200ºC, fan 180ºC.

Rub a little oil over each chicken breast and season. Spread the breadcrumbs on a plate and press each chicken breast into them until covered all over. Place the crumbed chicken on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until just cooked through.

Meanwhile, use a fork to mash together the butter, crushed garlic and parsley. Place on a piece of clingfilm and roll up to form a log. Put in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to firm up.

Cut the garlicky butter into 4 slices and place one on top of each chicken breast. Return the chicken to the oven until the butter starts to melt and the chicken is cooked through (about 3-5 minutes).

Serve with boiled new potatoes and vegetables of your choice.

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