Cheesy chicken Kiev recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 528 kCal 26%
Fat 30g 43%
  -  Saturates 13g 65%
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  • Here at GoodtoKnow, we think that homemade is always better than shop-bought and these cheesy chicken Kievs are proof of this theory! A creamy cheese filling surrounded by juicy chicken and crispy breadcrumbs, these are a real teatime treat – prepare them in advance so you’ve got something easy to pop in the oven when dinnertime arrives. This recipe serves 4 people and is the perfect dish for the whole family. It’s a delicious cheesy twist on a classic! This recipe will take only 50 mins to prepare and cook.

    Ingredients

    • 4 x 175-200g skinned chicken breasts
    • 150g pack Boursin Garlic & Herbs cheese
    • 2tbsp plain flour, well seasoned
    • 1 large egg, beaten in a shallow bowl
    • 60g dried breadcrumbs
    • 3-4tbsp sunflower oil
    • Lemon wedges, for serving

    Method

    • Use a sharp knife to slice the chicken breasts part of the way through, to open them out. Put each breast between two pieces of cling film and pound them to a flat square-ish shape with a rolling pin (not too energetically, you don’t want to tear the flesh).

    • Divide the cheese into four and put a portion in each piece of chicken, spreading it to a thumb’s length. Fold up the meat, tucking the ends in to make a parcel. Roll them up tightly, individually, in cling film, twisting the ends, to make a tight sausage shape. Chill for 30 mins, or overnight if possible.

    • Take off the cling film, coat the parcels in the flour, dip in the beaten egg, then roll them in the breadcrumbs to coat completely.

    • Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Put a baking sheet in to heat up. Heat a frying pan, add half the oil, then fry the chicken on all sides (don’t forget the ends) two at a time, until lightly browned (6-8 mins), then put them on the hot tray in the oven and bake for 20 mins, until golden and cooked. Serve hot – so the cheese runs when you cut them open – with lemon wedges and salad.

    Top tip for making Cheesy chicken Kiev

    To cut fat even further, use 100g low-fat soft cheese, adding 2-3 cloves crushed garlic, 4tbsp chopped parsley or tarragon and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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