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Chicken Kiev', aka Tsiplenokovo Po-Kievski and also known as 'Chicken Supreme' (in Europe), is a boned and flattened chicken breast that is then rolled around a chilled piece of herbed butter which is then breaded and fried. This method of preparing chicken is not of Russian origin as the name Kiev' would imply. It was actually created by French chef, Nicolas (Francois) Appert (1749-1841). It is said that restaurants in NYC wanting to welcome the many Russian immigrants gave the name Kiev. The name went back to Europe and there known as 'Chicken Supreme'. After World War II, Chicken Kiev became popular in Russian restaurants. Russian cookbooks have recipes for a similar dish called "côtelettes de volaille". This version is compliments of Alton Brown. We baked it (rather than fry) at 400F. for 30 minutes with great results. The tarragon and panko give this recipe a very unique flavor.
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- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning chicken
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 large eggs, beaten with
- 1 teaspoon water
- 2 1/4 cups panko breadcrumbs, divided (Japanese bread crumbs)
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 1Combine butter, parsley, tarragon, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in the bowl of a stand mixer. Place mixture on plastic wrap or waxed paper and roll into small log; place in freezer.
- 2Place chicken breasts, 1 at a time, between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Squirt chicken lightly with water and squirt the top of the plastic wrap as well. Pound to no less than 1/8-inch thickness. Season each piece of chicken with salt and pepper.
- 3Lay 1 chicken breast on a new piece of plastic wrap and place 1/4 of the compound butter and 1 tablespoon bread crumbs in the center of each breast. Using the plastic wrap to assist, fold in ends of breast and roll breast into a log, completely enclosing the butter; roll very tightly. Repeat with each breast. Place chicken in refrigerator for 2 hours, or up to overnight.
- 4Place egg and water mixture in 1 pie pan and 2 cups bread crumbs in a different pie pan.
- 5Heat 1/2-inch of vegetable oil in a 12-inch saute pan over medium-high heat until oil reaches 375 degrees F.
- 6Dip each breast in the egg mixture and then roll in the bread crumbs. Gently place each breast in oil, sealed-side down, and cook until golden brown, approximately 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove to a cooling rack set in sheet pan and allow to drain for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutritional Facts for Good Eats Chicken Kiev (From Alton Brown 2004)
Serving Size: 1 (235 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 611.8
- Calories from Fat 271
- Total Fat 30.2 g
- Saturated Fat 16.4 g
- Cholesterol 235.2 mg
- Sodium 996.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 44.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
- Sugars 3.9 g
- Protein 38.8 g