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Spinach & cheese chicken kiev

Yields1 Serving

Kiev is a popular Russian dish. Chicken kiev is made from chicken breast pounded then rolled around a filling, like our spinach and cheese filling. It’s breadcrumbed then baked for delicious goodness.

Spinach & Cheese Chicken Kiev Recipe

 4 Waitoa free range chicken breast fillets
 salt and pepper
 2 eggs, whisked
 1 cup flour
 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
 drizzle of Olivado avocado cooking oil, for baking
 ¼ cup Superb Herb basil leaves
 ¾ cup baby spinach leaves*
 ½ cup cream cheese
 ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
 ¼ cup butter, softened
 1 garlic clove, crushed
 salt and pepper
Serve with (optional):
 garlicky potato mash
 steamed greens

Using your Kenwood food processor, add all stuffing ingredients and blitz to combine. Set aside


Place chicken breasts between two sheets of baking paper and beat with a rolling pin or meat cleaver until thin (about 5 cm). Sprinkle each side of the chicken with salt and pepper.


Spoon stuffing onto each flattened chicken breast and roll up. Wrap each chicken breast roll tightly in clingfilm and place in the freezer for firm up (but not freeze) for 20 minutes.


Pour flour and breadcrumbs into 2 shallow bowls. Pour whisked egg mixture into another shallow bowl. Dip each prepared chicken roll in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.


Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.


Place prepared chicken on the tray, drizzle with oil, and bake for 25 minutes, until golden and cooked through.


Serve kiev with garlicky mashed potatoes and steamed greens (optional).

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