This recipe seems intimidating by the name, but really, it is so so very easy. Don't be afraid to try it sometime. Chicken Kiev is a breaded chicken breast stuffed with butter, green onion (or chives), and garlic. As it bakes, the butter melts and the onion and garlic infuse into the flesh of the chicken and you are left with a moist, flavorful piece of chicken.
Here's what you'll need:
- chicken breasts (1 per person)
- green onions
- bread crumbs
- salt and pepper
Put this butter mixture in a piping bag and set aside.
Take your chicken breasts and create a pocket in the middle by sticking a knife into the fattest end of the breast and carefully move the blade to the right and then to the left. Make sure you don't go too far to the edges or else it will tear when you fill with the butter.
Take the piping bag and stick it in the hole and squeeze gently. You'll see the breast begin to fill up. You might need to use your finger to push the butter down to the bottom and then add a little more at the top.
Do this with each chicken breast and set aside.
Squeeze any leftover butter in a pie plate and melt in the microwave.
Coat the stuffed chicken breasts in the melted butter.
As soon as you coat with the melted butter, coat with breadcrumbs. I put salt, pepper, and some thyme in with the bread crumbs to season. I have in the past used crushed butter crackers (like Ritz or Club Crackers) instead of bread crumbs and it really makes a yummy crust!
Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite veggie.