Cheat’s chicken Kiev

Serves 4


  • 4 chicken fillets
  • 50g butter, at room temperature, plus extra to rub
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

To serve:

  • Baby potatoes, boiled
  • Mixed salad


  1. Preheat the grill to a high heat.
  2. Place the chicken fillets on a baking tray, rub with a little butter and season. Cook under the grill for 7-8 minutes per side until cooked throughout.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the butter with the breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley.
  4. Remove the chicken from the grill and slice a small (½cm deep) slit into the top of each fillet. Fill each slit with garlic breadcrumbs and pat the remaining crumbs over the top of the fillets.
  5. Return the chicken fillets to the grill for another five minutes until the crumbs are golden and crispy. Remove and place the chicken Kievs on serving plates.
  6. Drizzle with any butter remaining on the baking tray and serve with boiled baby potatoes and a mixed salad.

Nutritional information:

Per serving: 399kcals, 20.8g fat (9.3g saturated), 9.7g carbs, 0.8g sugars, 41g protein, 0.7g fibre, 0.319g sodium