Healthier Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev and I go way back. It was something my mom and I would make when my dad and brothers were out of the house, but regardless, we’d always order it in Ireland. When visiting Ireland, the food is just a better quality. Their Chicken Kiev at most places isn’t that frozen piece of chicken stuffed with mystery butter from the grocery store, rather a gorgeous filet of chicken breast, pan fried to perfection, with a garlic butter sauce draping it oh so delicately.

I love it. You should love it, too. I also love butter, but hey, I’m trying to make things a bit healthy around here, so I have my twist on a healthier, dairy-free Chicken Kiev. I use my trusty baked chicken recipe and create a gorgeous garlic olive oil with parsley that drizzles over it so perfectly. If butter is more your thing, go for it. I LOVE BUTTER, but this olive oil drizzle was just as incredible. It may be only of my favorite meals I’ve made this year. And I hope it’s one of your favorites, too!

Ingredients:
For the chicken

  • 2-4 chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp egg whites
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a pinch of paprika

For the sauce

  • 2-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil or butter…if you’re wanting butter instead 🙂
  • 1 tbsp of parsley, fresh or dried
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and spray a baking sheet or tin foil with olive oil spray
  2. Pound chicken breasts to get them nice and thin. Dredge them in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.
  3. Bake chicken for 25-30 minutes or until a safe temperature to eat (165), flipping sides half way though cooking.
  4. While chicken is cooking, prepare your sauce. Place everything in a pot on the lowest of low simmers until the garlic is completely cooked through. Do not boil your oil or get it too hot. This can be dangerous!
  5. Once your chicken is out of the oven, it’s time to serve. I serve it up with my favorite Spicy Zucchini Orzo recipe, or you can serve with any other rice, pasta, or vegetables.
  6. Drizzle your garlic olive oil on your chicken and bon appetit!

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