Chicken Kiev for Lazy People

Our Waitrose delivery just arrived and I thought it'll be fun to share an item from our meal plan with you guys. If you are as lazy as I am, you might enjoy my lazy yet tasty recipes. (I think they're tasty the same way my mother thinks I'm pretty)

So here's a baked version of the traditional Chicken Kiev. It's easy, filling and not at all time consuming.

Things you will need:

  • Chicken breasts - 4

  • Eggs - 2

  • Flour - up to you

  • Breadcrumbs - I made my own by breaking down two slices of bread in the food processor before laying the crumbs on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil. I then baked it at 180 degree Celsius till it turned a golden brown. You could use ready-made crumbs as well.

  • Herbs - Parsley (2 tbsp), Tarragon (1 tbsp), Chives(1 tbsp). Freshly cut herbs would be nice but lazy people use bottled dry herbs.

  • Garlic - 1 tbsp of ready-made paste or 2 ground cloves.

  • Butter - half a cup

  • Plastic baggy - 1

Method:

  • Mix your herbs and garlic with the butter.

  • Wrap mixture in the plastic baggy and refrigerate for an hour.

  • Cut into the thick side of the chicken creating a pocket for the butter mixture. Tip: Angle the knife downwards so that the mixture stays in when it melts in the oven.

  • Cut a hole in your plastic baggy and fill the chicken with the butter mixture.

  • Beat both eggs to create an egg wash.

  • Coat each piece of chicken with flour before transferring to the egg wash.

  • Cover chicken with breadcrumbs.

  • Transfer to a pre-heated oven at 200 degree C for about 20 minutes till it's nice and brown.

Again, this picture was taken after I took a bite because as usual, I forgot to photograph my food. Also, I feel that it'll probably be more Instagram worthy if you cut the chicken breast in half before you take the picture so that you can see all the juicy juiciness oozing out of it. I couldn't be bothered.

Do let me know if you try this recipe.

Have a nice day!

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