Deconstructed Chicken Kiev


An updated and unique version of the banquet hall classic, this Chicken Kiev is turned inside out. The buttery filling is on the outside as the coating, instead of hidden inside. Bread crumbs, lots of butter, garlic, and parsley make this chicken the best chicken you have ever eaten. Serve with roasted potatoes, tomato and Feta salsa, and fresh arugula. The perfect weeknight meal, and sophisticated enough for dinner guests.

4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 slices white bread

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, butterflied

  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ cup black olives

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 (7 ounce) bag arugula


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes before adding chicken (follow next steps to prepare chicken before roasting).

  2. Add the bread to a food processor. Pulse until it turns into crumbs. Take the breadcrumbs out, and set aside. Pulse the garlic and parsley until finely chopped. Add the breadcrumbs back, and pour in melted butter. Pulse again until it coats all of the breadcrumbs.

  3. Press the bread mixture onto the chicken breasts. Put the chicken into the oven with the potatoes and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, halve the tomatoes, toss with olives, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley. Stir in Feta. Set aside.

  5. Layer arugula on the bottom of the plate. Add the chicken breasts, top with tomato and feta salsa. Serve with roasted potatoes.


Cook's Note: To make life easy, start by roasting the potatoes first. Get a head start on them before adding the chicken to the oven. It will all cook together at the same temperature. To test the doneness of the potatoes, stick a fork into one of the larger potatoes. When the fork comes out easily, they are finished. If they should finish before the chicken, just cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

769 Calories
48g Fat
50g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 769
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 22g 112%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 850mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 315mg 24%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 556mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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