This is a wonderful slightly spicy version of the classic Chicken Kiev. The kick of green chilies will make your family want more! You have to use sliced green chilies, not chopped.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place 1 chicken breast between two sheets of wax paper. Working from the center to the edges, pound with a meat mallet until flat and rectangular shaped. Repeat with remaining breasts.

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  • Wrap the green chili strips around the cheese, then wrap the flattened chicken breasts around the chili and cheese. Secure with toothpicks or uncooked spaghetti noodles.

  • Combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, cumin and pepper.

  • Roll the secured chicken pieces in the melted butter and then in the bread crumb mixture. Place chicken breasts in a 13x9 inch baking dish; don't let them crowd. Drizzle the remaining butter over all eight of the breasts. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or freeze to bake later (baking time will be increased by about 5 to 10 minutes)

  • Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; 22.5 g total fat; 125 mg cholesterol; 684 mg sodium. 11.4 g carbohydrates; 36.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
Excellent!!!! I added my own kiev recipe and wanted to try a few of the other since they were so different. this one is wonderful! it has a totally unique flavor but it very good. this goes down in my recipe book. I used pepperjack for extra kick. this could be the best recipe i've tried off allrecipies so far. try it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2004
This was pretty good but we didn't find it "FABULOUS". The chile pepper was still crisp but it had good flavor. I may try it again with some tweaking. Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
Excellent!!!! I added my own kiev recipe and wanted to try a few of the other since they were so different. this one is wonderful! it has a totally unique flavor but it very good. this goes down in my recipe book. I used pepperjack for extra kick. this could be the best recipe i've tried off allrecipies so far. try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
Excellent!!!! I added my own kiev recipe and wanted to try a few of the other since they were so different. this one is wonderful! it has a totally unique flavor but it very good. this goes down in my recipe book. I used pepperjack for extra kick. this could be the best recipe i've tried off allrecipies so far. try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
Yum! This was super good. I read prior reviews regarding the cheese melting out. I left the chiles whole. I sliced off the top and put the cheese inside the chile then wraped the chicken about the chile. I made sure the opening of the chile was closed off with the chicken and a toothpick. They came out perfect! I also had leftover chiles so I used the same idea and put cheese in them rolled in butter and bread crumbs and put in the oven with the chicken. It was a yummy side. This one is a keeper Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2003
Everyone loved this recipe Erin! When making this don't make the same mistake I did and pound the chicken so hard that you make holes in it. Dopey me! The thickness of the cheese made the chicken a little difficult to roll and encase the filling so next time I think I'll shred the cheese and chop the pepper. During the last fifteen minutes of baking I made a mixture of salsa and sour cream and poured it over the chicken. The pepper jack cheese I used added just the right amount of heat and the sauce smoothed it all out. Thanks so much Erin for a very different kind of Kiev! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
Yummy! The other recomendations for jalepeno and pepper jack cheese were right on! We were a bit concerned as to how hot the chicken was going to be when we were preparing it but the heat was mellowed in the cooking process. We will add more pepper next time (we like spicy food). Also ony used 1/2 the butter and it turned out just fine. We had a guest over and forgot to warn him of the toothpicks in the chicken. Nearly had a calamity... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
WOW! Great dish Erin!. I used two thin slices of jalopena pepper jack to each breast. Since I wanted to serve a slightly fattening sauce with this I cut the butter and simply sprayed each breaded breast with butter flavored Pam. My favorite sauce with a southwestern flair is 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream 1 cup Caesar salad dressing (I use Gerards) 1 1/2t cumin and 2t Taco seasoning (also from this site). Serve the sauce on the side. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2003
This was really good but I substituted crushed tortilla chips instead of bread crumbs and omitted the parmesan too and cheddar cheese instead of jack because I like it better for more tang. I am going to try pepper jack next time. I top it with the chilis and some Roma tomatoes and onions too just at the last 5-10 min. of cooking. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2006
After reading other reviewers' suggestions I decided to use thin cut chicken breast (to avoid the cheese spilling out. Additionally I dipped each chicken breast in egg instead of butter and then coated them with the bread crumb/parmesan/seasoning mix. I put cheese on the inside of the fold w/ green chilies and another on top. I didn't do any refrigeration and popped them in the oven at 400 for about 20 minutes covered in aluminum and another 20-25 with the cover off. I had none of the problems other reviews mentioned about cheese spilling out. Also I added lots of southwest seasoning and parmesan to the coating and served w/ Spanish rice and refried beans (another excellent suggestion!). This turned out beautifully! I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
OOOH so good!!! I love this and so does my family--- kids included. I didn't use cumin any time I have made this so far (didn't have) and still was just incredible!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
The Mexican Chicken Kiev is really great. The chilies give it a little zip. It's a great dish to serve family and guests because it can all be prepared early in the day and put in the fridge. This is a keeper at our house. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2004
This was pretty good but we didn't find it "FABULOUS". The chile pepper was still crisp but it had good flavor. I may try it again with some tweaking. Read More
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