Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Guest posting today and sharing her delicious recipe is Natasha. Natasha has a beautiful blog filled with fantastic recipes and amazing reviews.
Kiev, mother of all Russian cities, is one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe. Kiev has unforgettable chestnut blossoms during Spring and gorgeous colored leaves in the Fall. This wonderful specialty from the city where I was born is one of my signature dishes.
Ironically, Chicken Kiev was not actually created in Ukraine. There are various stories on the origins of the dish; one tells that it was created by a French chef and first called Chicken Supreme, then renamed Chicken Kiev when later served in Russian restaurants. The Russian food historian William Pokhlebkin claimed that Chicken Kiev was invented in the Moscow Merchants' Club in the early 20th century and was renamed Chicken Kiev in one of the Soviet restaurants in later years. Regardless of the origin, Chicken Kiev has been a classic dish served in Russian and Ukrainian restaurants all over the world since the early 20th century.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 onion
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- ½ stick chilled butter
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- Put chicken and onion through the meat grinder and into a large bowl. Add egg, salt, pepper, and tarragon to the bowl. Mix well by hand until the mixture is smooth. Form two big patties, place on plate or cutting board and flatten them.
- Cut the ½ stick of butter in half and roll each half into a thin log. Coat with tarragon on all sides. Place one butter log in a middle of each patty, and reshape so that the chicken mixture covers the butter completely.
- In a shallow dish, mix breadcrumbs, spices, and Parmesan. Coat the chicken patties with breadcrumbs. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a skillet and brown the chicken patties quickly (1-2 minute per side).
- Bake on 375° F, covered, for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with Peppers Tricolor and Truffled Mashed Potatoes.
- To make Peppers Tricolor, roast the three different kinds of sweet bell peppers then drizzle them with balsamic vinegar. For Truffled Mashed Potatoes, simply add truffle oil to taste into your regular mashed potatoes. These sides compliment Chicken Kiev perfectly.
- Now, take a look at what happens the moment you cut into the chicken.
My recipe is quite unique and differs from the traditional recipe. Instead of pounding the chicken, I grind it, ensuring that it is very tender. I use tarragon to flavor the butter filling and add Parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs.
Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe with my readers 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving Natasha and Erica!
I love Chicken Keives ! Thanks so much Erica and Natasha...a brilliant recipe and also very child friendly...useful to mom's like me...!
Thanks for sharing! Wow looks so delicious. I love the golden brown color of the crust on the chicken.
Happy Thanksgiving to you Erica and Natasha. Natasha, this sounds amazing. Never made Kiev chicken before.
Miriam/The Winter Guest
Kiev looks beautiful indeed and the chicken looks delicious!
That is some of the most perfectly prepared chicken kiev I've ever seen. Excellent job!!!!! I also love the presentation of the mashed potatoes.
HAPPY THANX GIVING erica!! m loving this yummy dish from natha! 🙂 totally agree abt her!
yummy...sounds sooo good...I love the photograph of Kiev...so stunningly beautiful. I've never seen a picture of it before.
thanks for sharing. I don't get around to blogs often enough.
Gotta try this recipe! The chicken Kiev looks perfect!
Natasha...this is just super easy peasy..and sounds real good to taste..with all the lovely herbs going about it!
Happy Thanksgiving !!!
Thanks for sharing all this world culinary 😀
loved this post when it was on Natasha blog enjoy all
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I love this chicken recipe. It can't go wrong with there's butter inside. Happy Thanksgiving Erica and Natasha. This is a wonderful recipe.
I love the first picture - what a beautiful city!! This looks and sounds like an absolute wonderful meal. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
Thanks for sharing this recipe , it will be a hit with my kids 😀
Debe estar riquisimo, porque la pinta es estupenda!!
Oh my, that really is a gorgeous city!!!
Thank you all for taking the time to leave a comment 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving! I love chicken kiev and that red pepper sounds delicious.
This is a wonderful recipe! I'll be trying this for sure 😉
Gera @ SweetsFoods
Happy Thanksgiving Erica and Natasha!!
I enjoyed again this scrumptious recipe of Chicken Kiev 🙂
Erica and Natasha thank you so much for this lovely recipe and background. Chicken Kiev was my mother's favorite dish. When I was a little girl we used to go out for dinner on Saturday night to the Navy Club--and one of their specialties was Chicken Kiev. Happy Thanksgiiving to you both. I am eating baked sweet potato while I am writing to you. Yum too.
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Erica and Natasha - I love Chicken Kiev, it was a special treat when I had it growing up and now I cannot wait to try this recipe!
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
Thank you all for such wonderful feedback for the recipe! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
i love chicken kiev. this looks fantastic