Lightly spiced chicken kievs

Lightly spiced chicken kievs
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make and 25 minutes to cook

Feast on an easy version of the classic chicken recipe, great served with a salad and coleslaw. The spice comes from a touch of harissa in the coating, and this recipe serves two (but you can easily double).

For a more traditional version, see this chicken kiev instead.


  • 2 free-range skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp softened garlic butter
  • 1 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • 1 large free-range egg, lightly beaten, mixed with 1 heaped tsp harissa
  • 40g fresh breadcrumbs mixed with 2 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • Green salad and coleslaw, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Slit the top of the chicken breasts to make a pocket. Stuff each pocket generously with garlic butter, and enclose tightly.
  2. Season the chicken breasts and dust both in plain flour, then dip in a bowl containing the egg and harissa. Finally, roll in the breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
  3. Place the breaded chicken breasts on a lightly oiled baking tray and roast in the oven for 25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with a green salad and coleslaw.

delicious. tips

  1. Try using other flavoured butters in the filling.


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