Growing up (when I ate meat), Chicken Kiev was one of my favourite things to eat. Big bits of chicken, covered in breadcrumbs, that ooze out garlic butter or melted cheese when you cut them open. It is only now, having looked at the ingredients of these things, that I realise how unhealthy they are. Yet, they can be made so much healthier if you make them yourself with just a few ingredients.
The beauty of it is, you can fill them with pretty much anything you want. Just be aware that not all the fillings are going to be healthy. I stuffed this one with a garlic and parsley low fat cream cheese and 0% fat yogurt mix.
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of extra light Philadelphia
- 1 tablespoon 0% fage Greek yogurt
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 1 slice brown bread
1) Mix together the Philadelphia, Greek yogurt, garlic and parsley.
2) Take the chicken breast and at one of the sides in the middle, cut a 2-3 inch long hole and create a pocket in the middle of the chicken. Fill this chicken with as much of the cream cheese mix as you can fit in.
3) Beat the egg and pour onto a plate. Gently (so all the filling doesn’t fall out), roll the chicken in the egg so it is completley covered.
4) Tear the slice of bread and put into a blender and blend until they are breadcrumbs. Pour onto a plate and roll the chicken in the breadcrumbs until completely covered.
5) Bake in the oven at 220C for 40 minutes and serve with a salad.