Classic Chicken Kiev


Remember the Garlic Butter I made from this previous recipe? Well if you get your hands on some chicken breast fillets and use a rolling pin to completely flatten them, and then place a stick of that garlic butter on the chicken before rolling it and folding the flatten chicken edges on its sides (and then refrigerating the chicken for at least 30 minutes). Then, beat 2 eggs and 2 tbsp of milk together, and then coat chicken in plain flour, dip in egg mixture, coat with breadcrumbs, and then dip in egg mixture again and coat with breadcrumbs again just to make sure... and then deep fry it, you get a Chicken Kiev! Serve with a simple rocket leaves and cherry tomatoes salad tossed in balsamic dressing and you get quite a fulfilling, simple weeknight family dinner.

Sorry about this short post, it's just one of those dishes I often take for granted. It's too common, but I keep forgetting the best things in life are the simplest things :)


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Sometimes I feel like I just want to sit down and enjoy a cuppa with all of you, my fellow foodie friends, and TALK for hours. Your blog posts, your comments, and your stories remind me of how each individual has their own life story.. and that gets me really intrigued.

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50 comments:

  1. Kim:
    Always love your food presentation, this will be another winner ;-)

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  2. I love the picture of the butter oozing out of the chicken!

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  3. The chicken looks so beautiful & crispy with the butter oozing out! Very well done!

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  4. Awww.... hugs to you too! And we should have a cuppa!

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  5. Me too! Btw, is it weird celebrating Christmas during the summer over there? ^_^ Guess, no snowman for Christmas for sure. ha! You guys are probably wearing bikinis on Christmas. The weather is crazy over here. A lot of people gettin sick. So, take care & hope you're going to have a fabulous thanksgiving with your family.
    ((hugs)) kristy

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  6. I appreciate your sharing as well! Sometimes I just wish we could all teleport and eat dinner, enjoy some vino, and chat!
    This looks sensational! I agree simple is awesome! :)

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  7. Kim-I made this delectable chicken kiev dish probably before you were born, in the late seventies. Love your take on it.
    I appreciate your sharing your beautiful dishes, desserts, and gorgeous professional photos of them.
    I hope you have a wonderful Thansgiving...don't know if you all celebrate it in Australia.

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  8. The feeling is mutual and thanks for the yummy recipe.

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  9. Oh my! This looks so amazingly tasty!

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  10. Oh my god. This looks SO good. I have been craving a dish like this lately, some chicken with gooey goodness melting out of it. YUM! I think I will be making this VERY soon!

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  11. Very tantalizing! I wished I were in your kitchen the moment you prepared this.

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  12. This looks delicious! How do you light your photos? All of your images come out so awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Loren

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  13. WOW!!!!

    That's merely the best Chicken Kiev ever!!!

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  14. u right,best always simplest;)
    it seems great..

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  15. Mouthwatering dish! Simple is good.

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  16. I've never had chicken kiev, but it looks amazing!

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  17. My holocaust lecturer once made a joke about chicken kiev. She said there are three bad things related to kiev:
    the chernobyl, the mass murder at babi yar and chicken kiev. I still don't get what it means by chicken kiev being bad and got even confused after reading this post. It looks lovely.

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  18. I absolutely love Chicken Kiev. My mother made it for me one time when I was a child and said it took to long so she never made it again. I've had it several times at restaurants, but I've been dying to make it for myself! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. This chicken kiev looks amazing! I always enjoy reading your blog too :-)

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  20. How come my chicken kiev doesn't look that pretty? It's always lopsided or something. Your's looks perfect, mmmmmm, melty garlic butter!

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  21. You're so sweet! Would love to travel Australia and have a cuppa with you :) That chicken kiev looks like the perfect combination of crusty and melt-in-your-mouth!

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  22. I have never actually had Chicken Kiev... but yours looks soooo good. Something perfect for a nice chilly day. Today is some rain and wind, but not too cold.
    Thanks for your note! And the same back to you! I can't believe how much I really enjoy reading the blogs and keeping up with my friends from all over the world! I truly look forward to the little bits and pieces of life that are posted.
    Living vicariously through you in summer!

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  23. Looks delicious, and I would love to sit down and chat with you over this meal!

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  24. Beautiful dish! Wonderful use for the garlic butter....but then I don't think you could go wrong using that on just about everything. ;)

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  25. This sounds rich and delicious!

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  26. You demystify the dish called Chicken kiev for me! I really thought it was difficult to make. Thanks for sharing. This is delicious!

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  27. yes definitely a good one for the weekdays :) and a short post is a good post!

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  28. This looks so good, your photos just make my mouth water every time and I'm a vegetarian!
    Congrats on Top 9 again you deserve it well done.

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  29. I want! Yum!
    Top 9 again! Wow, good going!

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  30. Congrats on the Top 9! This looks amazing! I have to find a way to sneak it into the rotation (though, Im 99% sure my BF said he hated chicken kiev - I think he'd forgive me )

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  31. Andy was totally just behind me oohing and aahing about this post! Looks like I'm going to have to be making it for him soon! And I definitely look forward to reading your blog Kim!

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  32. Bellissima idea!!!! Brava ...
    Saluti da Milano - Italy

    Giulia

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  33. One thing you might wanna have in mind, is that this dish is common for you, but for me, in Costa Rica, is just mouthwatering and new! I've never had Chiken Kiev before, though I've heard the name. I'm looking forward soooo much to tasting it!

    Thank you so much for posting it, and know that at least I will deffinetly enjoy and appreciate all the "common" dishes you share!

    I'm going straight to the supermarket after work, and I'm posting the recipe in my blog!

    =P

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  34. Oh my word does that look sooooo good. And not to mention, what a gorgeous photo! Congrats on the top 9 again! :)

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  35. Kimba, you made the top 9 again! Congrats! This looks delicious. Such a nice letter to your readers too!

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  36. I'm a big fan of Chicken Kiev!! Your chicken kiev is the most beautiful one I've ever seen in my life. :D

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  37. Congrats on being in the Top 9! Again, well deserved :)

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  38. oh my goodness I love Chicken Kiev and definitely think that I need to give making my own a try! Yum!!

    xo

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  39. Oozy food porn is the best type of food porn. Oozy buttery food porn is even better :D

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  40. Oh, chicken kiev. My Mom always used to make those for us when we were little, but we would have the ones from the bag...hahaha.

    I'd LOVE to try making those from scratch - I don't know that Marcus has ever had one and I'm sure that the result would just be delish!

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  41. I've had darjeeling, earl grey, and matcha flavored ice creams. They're all pretty delicious. Earl Grey's nice 'cause of that hint of citrus in addition to the tea.
    Your looks like it turned out really well.

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  42. Like your blog...following you now.

    When I made mine for the Foodbuzz challenge, The chiken soaked up all my butter...but i was delicious. Yours looks amazing.

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  43. congrats on top 9. easy recipe and great looking.

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  44. Such a great idea to host such a thoughtful gathering combining the two holidays - I like your "Thanksmas" word. You set out quite and impressive and delicious looking spread for your guests! :)

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  45. Oh good grief. How can something so simple look so elegant and time-intensive! You're amazing.

    Don't you love it when you feel like readers are your friends. That was a sweet thought at the end.

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  46. I can hear that chicken calling out to me!
    Happy New Year!

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