James Beard's Chicken Kiev

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I've had this recipe for probably 20 years. We always let the kids pick dinner for their birthdays and all 5 of them pick this every year. I got this recipe out of one of James Beard's cookbooks and it is fantastic. Time does not reflect freezing time for the butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter, garlic, chives, parsley, salt, rosemary, and pepper. Blend well. Roll into a 3/4-inch diameter log in waxed paper. Freeze until very hard.
  2. Blend egg and water. Pound each breast to 1/4-inch thick. Cut butter into 4 pieces. Place a piece of the butter in the chicken. Roll the chicken around the butter and skewer with toothpicks to keep closed.
  3. Dip chicken in flour, egg mixture and then in flour.
  4. Fry about 15 minutes in the hot vegetable oil. Turn occasionally. Drain on paper towels.


Most Helpful

Was in the mood to try something new and this was Easy-Peazy and yummy! The gang loved it! It's a keeper...

Ursie July 12, 2011

Much Better than the frozen kiev's an super easy too, made exactly as listed A+ Recipe

Chel085 January 18, 2010

This was exceptional and DH loved it! Served it with Recipe Recipe #359690 and they went very well together! Made in support of LazyMe in this difficult time for her. Jelly

HotPepperRosemaryJelly April 22, 2009

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