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Quick Chicken Kiev

 Quick Chicken Kiev
“I make these pretty chicken breasts all the time and just love the taste,” writes Dorothy LaCombe of Hamburg, New York. “Because they’re microwaved, they’re ready to serve in no time.”
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons butter, chives, garlic powder
  • and pepper; shape into four cubes. Cover and freeze until firm,
  • about 10 minutes.
  • Flatten chicken breast halves to 1/4-in. thickness. Place a butter
  • cube in the center of each. Fold long sides over butter; fold ends
  • up and secure with a toothpick.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflakes, Parmesan cheese, parsley
  • and paprika. Melt remaining butter. Dip chicken into butter; coat
  • evenly with cornflake mixture. Place seam side down in a
  • microwave-safe dish.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5-6 minutes or until chicken juices
  • run clear and a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove toothpicks.
  • Drizzle chicken with pan drippings if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 265 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein.