Our Chicken Kyiv Recipe will make a delicious, succulent, and delicious feast. Treat your family, friends, or dinner guests to this unforgettable dish.

Chicken Kyiv Recipe

Ukrainian Chicken Kyiv, the main dish so extraordinary they named it after its capital city, is a dish that combines several layers of flavours and textures into one mouth-watering dish.

What is Chicken Kyiv?

Chicken Kyiv is a classic dish made from chicken breasts or fillets. It’s pounded until it becomes flat and then filled with butter, herbs, and flour. Then, it’s baked or fried in a skillet.

Chicken Kyiv is an aromatic dish that’s crunchy, buttery and tender. It can be found in many restaurants and supermarkets across Europe and around the globe.

It is best to make this delicious classic at home, as with all traditional dishes.

The classic version of this dish calls for cooking the chicken on the bones. We’ll be doing the modern, boneless Chicken Kyiv.


You will need the following ingredients to make four portions of our Chicken Kyiv Recipe:

Chicken breasts 2 large chicken breasts

Butter 100g (7 tbsp, 3.5 oz).

Herbs – A few pieces of parsley

Garlic 3 cloves, minced

White breadcrumbs 1 and 1/2 cups

Eggs – 3 medium eggs, whisked

Flour – 5 heaped tablespoons of plain (all-purpose) flour

Salt 1 tsp

Black pepper 1/2 tsp

Sunflower oil – Up to 1 bottle (1 litre), depending on the size and type of pot.


Parsley is a traditional herb, but you can also use other fresh herbs.

We used panko breadcrumbs for the white breadcrumbs. However, you can use any other white breadcrumbs that you have.

Although sunflower oil is preferred, any oil that is neutral in taste, such as vegetable oils, can be used.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1 Mix the softened butter and chopped fresh herbs/parsley with the minced garlic.

Step 2 Using softened butter, roll the butter into a log. Cover it with clingfilm. It should be frozen for approximately 15-20 minutes.

Step 3: Take each large breast of chicken and cut it horizontally in half. You will get two smaller pieces.

Step 4 Take the four pieces of chicken and place a layer of clingfilm under it. Then, pound them until they are about 2 to 3 mm thick. A meat pounder or a rolling pin can be used.

Step 5 Cut the butter in half lengthwise, then cut the middle to make four equal butter pieces. Salt and pepper to the chicken. Take a small piece of butter and place it in the middle. Roll it up, as shown below.

Step 6 Wrap the rolled pieces with cling wrap/saran wrap and freeze them for 5-10 minutes.

Step 7 Remove the chicken rolls and the saran wrap/clingfilm from the freezer. Now roll each chicken in the flour.




Egg for the second time

Breadcrumbs for the second consecutive time

These steps are shown below:

1 – Rolling through the flour

When we placed it in the oven, the pot we used was narrow, so we only needed 500ml (or about 2 cups) of sunflower oils. However, you might need to use a larger pot (or 4 cups) to make enough sunflower oil.

Heat the oil to 350°F (175°C). We have a tip if you don’t own a cooking thermometer. To check if the oil was ready, we used a wooden spoon. The oil will be ready when the spoon’s end is in contact with the oil.

Every mouthful is a delight to savour. The tender chicken follows the crispy breadcrumbs. Finally, the buttery garlic sauce emerges from the chicken and breadcrumbs coating. It then coats everything with a layer of buttery juice.

The dish of Chicken Kyiv is truly a feast for the eyes. It is amazing to feel the crispy breadcrumbs and tender chicken as the juices cascade from your mouth when you cut into it. The intense aroma of the chicken lures you in and moistens your lips with its irresistible charm. You will be rewarded with tenderness, crunch, and juiciness as you bite into each one.

This layered dish can take some time, but it will be worth it. The dish Chicken Kyiv has incredible flavour and texture combinations. It is made with many amazing ingredients and techniques and comes in a single, golden-crusted piece.