Sunday, April 13, 2014

Baked Chicken Kiev

It's been a while since the last publish of recipe, the water rationing had been going on for weeks in the city we live so I had been keeping to simple cooking that requires minimal washing, or just dine out. Despite the fact it's been raining almost every alternate days but the water level in the dam is still critically low?! Something is really really wrong here..

Anyway, I have been sticking to mostly one-pot or one-pan cooking but for this weekend, I though it's time to try out something different. So I made this, child friendly Oven Baked Chicken Kiev, served with some baked beans and toasted round buns. Simple but hearty family meal. After a busy morning attending a blogger event with the little ones (I will share that on a separate posting, it will be something useful for parents with picky eater!), it's a bliss to have a quiet dinner at comfort of home.

For my little ones. They shared one whole chicken breast. The elder ate with his hand while I helped my little girl cut the Kiev into smaller chunks so she can easily eat with a fork. They dipped the Kiev into the baked beans, just like how we usually eat our roti canai with some dhal curry. How I love watching their satisfied look as they gobled the food that mommy made. 

Kiev is actually a traditional Ukrainian dish, where it is named after their capital city, Kiev. It's a cutlet dish made with boneless chicken breast pounded and covered with bread crumb, either fried or baked. The one I made is a cross-mixed with Chicken cordon blue, where I used cheese instead of butter, however I skipped the ham. It would be a lot tastier to have that extra ham layer, but I though it's good to control intake of processed meat. But seriously, feel free to add the ham if you wanted richer taste. 

Anyway, ready to make some Kiev? Just make sure you have 30 minutes to spare and you are good to go..

Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 30 Minutes
Serving for: 3-4 person

3 boneless chicken breast
A teaspoon of salt 
A dash of pepper
2 clove garlic, crushed and chopped (I totally forgot to put this!)
A handful of rosemary and basil leaves, wash and chopped
3 slices of cheddar cheese (you may replace with 1/2 stick of butter instead, but I opted for the less fatty version) 
2 table spoons of bread crumb
2 table spoons of corn flour
2 medium size eggs, beaten

The Making:
1. Prepare a tray with a layer of aluminum foil (this is important to save you from the washing nightmare!). Preheat oven to 200°c.

2. Using a meat tenderizer, lightly pound  both sides of the chicken breast till tender. Rub with salt, pepper and set aside.

3. Prepare the bread crumb, egg liquid and corn flour in separate plate each. You'll need this later.

4. Sprinkles the fresh herbs and garlic onto the chicken fillet, add few drops of olive oil. Rub to coat the meat evenly and put the sliced cheese on top.

5. Roll up the chicken breast and secure it in place using a toothpick.

6. Coat the rolled chicken breast with a layer of corn flour, follow by egg liquid and bread crumb. 

7. Heat up 2 table spoon of olive oil in a skillet, lightly grill the roll till it turns golden brown (about few minutes), then place it onto the prepared tray. 

8. Bake the rolls for 20 minutes at 200°c, check to make sure it doesn't over burn. I added some pumpkin cubes into the tray, it tastes so sweet after baked that no additional flavoring required.

9. To serve, cut the Kiev into thick slices and serve with your favorite sauce - ketchup, Tabasco, Mustard, BBQ sauce.. Or like me, made some baked beans in 
tomato sauce.  Oh, and don't forget to remove that toothpick. ;)

Now, go enjoy the food of your labour, you deserve it!

Happy cooking.

• You can mix some dried herbs into the fresh leaves for stronger aroma.
• You may use cheese blocks instead of sliced cheese, it will work (better) as well. I just want to avoid washing another utensil for this round. 


  1. Wow after a long day yesterday u can still write such a long complete post! I was so ok after yesterday's event lol

    1. Thanks for dropping by Leona! I just corrected some grammar mistakes, the pitfall of blogging at wee hours... my LO ko after the event, lol