Best Chicken Kiev Recipe
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Best Chicken Kiev Recipe

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From holiday dinners to potluck suppers, this is one of my favorite meals. Folks love the mildly seasoned chicken roll-ups. —Karin Erickson, Burney, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 357 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 146mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0g fiber), 47g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, chives and garlic. Shape into a 3-in. x 2-in. rectangle. Cover and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  2. Flatten each chicken breast to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut the butter mixture into six 1-in. pieces; place one piece in center of each chicken breast. Roll up chicken from a long side; tuck ends under. Secure with toothpicks.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflakes, parsley and paprika. Place buttermilk in another shallow bowl. Dip the chicken into buttermilk, then coat evenly with cornflake mixture.
  4. Place chicken in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, seam side down. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 35-40 minutes or until no longer pink. Discard toothpicks. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Kiev in Country Woman November/December 1994, p29

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tcarver 18366
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"I really like this..."

KeelyLew 19409
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Loved it, you can double it easily and I plan on making it for my extended family over the Holidays..Judy, thanks for giving me the idea and a chance to cook at xmas. K"

mbockman 19290
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

"Wonderful, easy, and elegant. I served it with fresh steamed asparagus and a rice pilaf."

Frank123 7450
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"I made it today. It is definitely a keeper. My wife and I enjoyed it."

tkarinas 27041
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"I would indeed make this recipe again. It's excellent and should be dealt with as such."

kmplumhoff 27609
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"have made a similar recipe for over 30 yrs and it still gets raves. I use bread crumbs instead of the flakes & roll a chunk of monterey jack cheese with the butter in the center of each breast. An outstanding & easy recipe."

jeanette09 18364
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"Explain how to get 6 3 X 1/2 in pieces out of this butter??? I can get 4."

rkinnelly 201002
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"I was hoping to cut my piece of chicken and have the butter run out like the chicken kiev you can buy frozen...didn't happen. A little disappointed there but it is a low fat recipe afterall. Otherwise my family really liked this dish. Will probably try some other kiev recipes though."

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