One of the most glorious dishes ever created in the Ukraine, Chicken Kiev is cooked with a rich blend of butter and herbs.  Its flavor is amazing, and the meat moist and tender.  Just perfect.
Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev
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Chicken Kiev is a delightful dish for romantic dinners for two or a small dinner party.
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Russian
Serves: 4
  • 4 chicken breasts
Mix Together:
  • 1 Cup fine dry breadcrumbs or cracker meal
  • 2 teaspoons parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons tarragon, fresh, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chives, fresh, chopped
Dip in
  • 2 eggs, well blended
Cook in
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (more as needed
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice; from 1 lemon (more as needed)
  1. Fill a bowl full of either very fine cracker crumbs (straight Saltines; not anything weird) or very fine dry breadcrumbs.
  2. Add to this some parsley, chives, garlic powder and just a little tarragon.
  3. Coat chicken breasts with egg, then in the crumb mixture.
  4. Melt lots of butter in a heavy pan, moderate heat works best to brown, and cook the chicken without burning it or drying it out.
  5. Turn pieces frequently (2 to 3 times each side).
  6. After first side is done and while second side is cooking, sprinkle a little lemon juice on that side.
  7. Repeat each time you turn the pieces, trying not to get the lemon juice in the butter, just on the chicken; as the butter and lemon juice together make a lot of muss and fuss and noise.
  8. You will need to add butter once or twice more while cooking. Takes about 15 to 20 minutes to cook altogether.
Chicken parts rolled in herbed breadcrumbs, fried in butter and drizzled with lemon juice.

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