Chicken Kiev Cutlets

August 31st, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes by
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Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe

Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe

This is one of recipes of ukrainian cuisine, after all it is named after capital of Ukraine – Kiev / Kyiv, but it is pretty popular through rest of former USSR countries.

Chicken Kiev is no ordinary recipe, but definitely one worth time spent: tender chicken meat folded around herb butter, covered in breadcrumbs and egg batter and cooked.

The trick is to fold meat and coat cutlets in batter in a way that herb butter doesn’t leak through holes while deep frying.

Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breast halves (about 1.5lb)
  • Herb butter to taste, about 4oz
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • About 2 cups of plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 1

  2. Let’s start off by prepare batter for dipping:
    Crack eggs to a bowl, add milk

    Crack eggs to a bowl, add milk

    Season with a bit of salt and ground black pepper

    Season with a bit of salt and ground black pepper

    And beat it all together until homogeneous

    And beat it all together until homogeneous




  3. The next part is somewhat tricky – we will need to flatten chicken breasts. Slice off inner breast piece (the one which is barely attached to it):
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 3

  4. From the slice side, carefully butterfly the breast, leave pieces connected:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 4

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 4

  5. Repeat the same for all breasts and smaller sliced off pieces:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 5

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 5

  6. Arrange all chicken cutlets inner side up, cover with 2-3 layers of food wrap, and gently beat them up with meat tenderizer to flatten them out:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 6

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 6

  7. Fold 3 cutlets:
    Season chicken meat with salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Season chicken meat with salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Arrange a bit more than 1 oz of herb butter in the middle of big piece

    Arrange a bit more than 1 oz of herb butter in the middle of big piece

    Cover it thoroughly with smaller piece

    Cover it thoroughly with smaller piece




    Fold from one side

    Fold from one side

    Make sure you fold it tight, with no holes

    Make sure you fold it tight, no holes

    Repeat for all meat

    Repeat for all meat




    Once all 3 cutlets are folded put them to freezer for 10-20 minutes, it will make further steps a bit easier.
  8. Now it is time to coat cutlets. The goal is to seal the cutlet completely, repeat steps with egg-milk mix and bread crumbs if needed to close all openings:
    Start with flour, cover cutlet completely

    Start with flour, cover cutlet completely

    Then dip it into egg and milk mix

    Then dip it into egg and milk mix

    Roll it in bread crumbs, press coating with hands

    Roll it in bread crumbs, press coating with hands




    Dip it into egg and milk mix again

    Dip it into egg and milk mix again

    And roll in bread crumbs again

    And roll in bread crumbs again

    Press coating into cutlet good, move to a plate

    Press coating into cutlet good, move to a plate




  9. Repeat coating steps with remaining cutlets:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 9

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 9

  10. Warm up deep pot with vegetable oil over moderate heat (if you use bigger pot, you may be able to fry all three cutlets at once, but you will also need more oil to fry them; if you use smaller pot, fry cutlet one by one). Add cutlets in:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 10

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 10

  11. If pot you use and amount of oil is not enough to dip cutlets in completely, turn them from time to time to cook evenly:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 11

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 11

  12. Move cooked cutlets to a baking pan, then bake them for 10-15 mins more in the oven, warmed up to 400F:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 12

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe: Step 12

  13. Serve chicken kiev hot with your choice of potato side dish, french fries or fried potatoes will go good with chicken kiev:
    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe

    Chicken Kiev Cutlets Recipe

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Chicken Kiev Cutlets”

  1. Michael says:

    Great Recipe!!! Thank you for fulfilling the recipe request!

  2. Очень аппетитно, я делаю Chicken Kiev с петрушкой и чесноком, надо попробовать с укропом.

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