Air Fryer Chicken Kiev


Chicken Kiev in the air fryer is moist and tasty with a crispy breaded coating. An herb butter stuffed inside each breast flavors the meat as it cooks and delights you with a fragrant aroma when you cut into it. This dish is usually deep-fried and then baked, but this recipe is cooked entirely in an air fryer, making it a healthier and quicker alternative.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 (8 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Mix butter, parsley, garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Shape herbed butter into two equal balls. Place balls onto a baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes.

  2. Place chicken onto a clean work surface; season both sides with salt and pepper. Place one chilled butter ball in the center of each chicken breast. Pull chicken sides up around butter mixture into a ball; cover each ball with plastic wrap and twist to secure. Place onto the baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Set out three shallow bowls for breading. Place flour into the first bowl and egg into the second bowl. Mix panko and paprika together in the third bowl. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, then in beaten egg, and finally in panko mixture.

  5. Place breaded chicken into the air fryer basket. Spray each breast with nonstick spray.

  6. Air-fry for 5 minutes. Spray with nonstick spray again and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  7. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

783 Calories
35g Fat
64g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 783
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 292mg 97%
Sodium 1826mg 79%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 64g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 547mg 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.

You’ll Also Love