Chicken Kiev, a Yummy & Healthy Version

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a light version of Chicken Kiev. The yogurt may sound like a strange and untasty ingredient but it works great and I have received many compliments on this dish. I actually double the sauce as it is very tasty. They are great the next day, even cold, for lunch or a picnic.


  1. Combine all ingredients except the chicken.
  2. Cut 2 slits in each chicken breast to form 2 pockets.
  3. Lift the flap of each pocket and fill with some of the yogurt mixture.
  4. Arrange breasts in a baking dish.
  5. spoon remaining yogurt mixture over chicken.
  6. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  7. Bake chicken 35 minutes, or until crisp and browned.
Most Helpful

I've never had chicken kiev before because it sounds like the most unhealthy food possible, so I don't know how this recipe stacks up against it. It's a good chicken recipe though, and I'm sure most unknowing people would assume it's loaded with calories and fat, even though it isn't. One note I would make though is it might be a good idea to pan fry the chicken on both sides for a few minutes before baking. As is, all the juices escaped into the pan when I cooked this, and the chicken ended up dryer than it should've been. Pan frying should help with that.

rpgaymer September 17, 2012

Thank you for sharing this light version of Chicken Kiev. I followed your recipe as written.

Lighthouse Rita April 28, 2010