Best Chicken Kiev

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 35 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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
Best Chicken Kiev Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, chives and garlic. Shape into a 3x2-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 1 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. Preheat oven to 425°; place chicken in a greased 13x9 in. baking dish, seam side down. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 170°. Discard the toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts

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