I love chicken Kiev it's real comfort food,served simply with buttered mash and greens.
Try cutting it on the diagonal and suddenly you have a dish smart enough to serve at a dinner party !
Preparation time : 20 minutes, plus freezing
Cooking time : 30-40 minutes
Oven temp : 190C (375F) Gas mark 5
This recipe serves four people
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 garlic cloves, crushed
grated rind of 1 lemon
125g/ 40z butter
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
25g plain flour
125g / 40z fresh white bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1 Beat the chicken breast flat with a rolling pin or the base of a pan. Mix together the garlic, lemon rind, butter, parsley , salt & pepper to form a paste. Spread the butter evenly over the chicken breast and carefully roll up. Secure with string or cling film.
2 Freeze for 15 minutes, or until the butter is firm. Coat the chicken in the flour,dip in the beaten egg and coat in the bread crumbs, pressing firmly to make sure they stick. return to the freezer for a further 15 minutes.
3 Bake the chicken in a preheated oven, 190c/ (375f) Gas mark 5, for 30-40 minutes or until the outside is golden and crisp and the chicken is cooked right through.
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