Easy chicken Kiev recipe

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This quick and easy chicken Kiev recipe is a classic! It doesn't take long to make either making it the perfect mid-week option for family dinner

Chicken Kiev recipe
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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories714 Kcal36%
Sugar2.7 g3%
Fat40.9 g58%
Saturated Fat16.4 g82%
Salt1.12 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein50.4 g101%
Carbohydrates36.6 g14%
Salt1.12 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This easy chicken Kiev recipe is a classic! And it doesn't take long to create, making it the perfect mid-week option for the whole family.

Each tender chicken breast is infused with a rich garlic sauce which tastes delicious in this chicken Kiev recipe. An all-time classic recipe and easier to make than you think - add as little or as much garlic as you want. This recipe serves 2 people and will take 35 mins to cook. Each chicken breast is coated in a crisp, breadcrumb and Cornflake based coating which makes it extra tasty. Serve with new potatoes or homemade chips and plenty of fresh greens too. Chicken kievs are best made and eaten on the same day. You could prep the chicken breasts and store in the fridge uncooked until ready to cook if need be. Double the recipe to make it for a family of four.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 50g (1 3/4oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Seasoning
  • 50g (1 3/4oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 25g (4/5oz) corn flakes, crushed
  • 2tbsp Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1tbsp plain flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-2tbsp vegetable oil




  1. Mix together the butter, parsley, garlic and seasoning. Place in the freezer for about 15 mins.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / gas 6.
  3. Cut a pocket along the length of the chicken breast with a sharp knife. Spoon the chilled butter into the pocket of each chicken breast. Pull the cut chicken over the butter to cover.
  4. Stir together the breadcrumbs, corn flakes and Parmesan. Dust the chicken in the seasoned flour, then the beaten egg. Finally roll the chicken in the breadcrumb mix.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 20-25 mins,
  6. Serve with potato wedges and peas and carrots.
Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies