Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Chicken Kiev

By Pippa Duval – Nice work


    Chicken Kiev


    Ingredients 4 Portions


    4 x 175g/6oz chicken breasts

    3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

    1 lemon, juice only

    salt and freshly ground black pepper

    1 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon

    230g/8oz butter, slightly softened

    2 tbsp. plain flour

    1 free-range egg, beaten

    10-12 tbsp. fresh breadcrumbs

    olive oil




  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. slice a piece out of the centre of the chicken breast to make a pocket using a sharp knife. Place the garlic, lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper, tarragon and butter into a bowl and mix well. Stuff this mixture into the pocket in the chicken breasts.

  3. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour, then dip into the beaten egg, then the breadcrumbs to coat completely, shaking off any excess.

  4. Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan and fry the chicken breasts on all sides until lightly browned. Transfer to the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden-brown and completely cooked through.

  5. For the rice, place all the rice ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Pack the rice mixture into four cups or ramekins.

  6. To serve, turn the rice out onto serving plates with the chicken Kiev alongside.

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