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Keto Chicken Kiev Recipe

Chicken Kiev has a disputed origin, though you need to trust that in no way does that change the melt-in-your-mouth goodness which comes from the herb butter that is gloriously baked inside.

Keto Chicken Kiev on a white plate.

Whether you are craving Russian or Ukrainian cuisine or you just want to try something new, then this is a simple and elegant recipe to work with. It is a homestyle meal that also serves as a dinner party classic, and it is sure to satisfy the most finicky eaters.

While the chicken breast can be pounded flat, filled with cold herbed butter, held together with toothpicks, and coated with gluten-free flour and egg mix, you can save yourself a few minutes of prep time simply by slicing it into the chicken breast and creating a pocket to put a generous slice of parsley butter.

Then get onto the business of coating it, frying it until golden brown, and tossing it into the oven till it is bursting with creamy butter. You can use cassava flour to dust the chicken; alternatively, coconut flour works just as great – but you can eliminate it altogether to keep the carb count down even lower.

If you chose that route, go straight ahead to the egg wash and almond flour.

With the goal to soak up all the excess butter, you can indulge in creamy mashed cauliflower as the main side to ensure you get every drop, adding a nutritious serving of sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon to liven up your plate.

Keto Chicken Kiev Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 30 min

Ingredients

Herb Butter Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the herb butter in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Roll into a sausage shape in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  4. Slice a slit into each chicken breast, taking care not to slice through the breast as you create a pocket.
  5. Stuff with a slice of the flavored butter.
  6. Place the cassava flour, eggs, and almonds in separate bowls.
  7. Season cassava and almonds to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Coat the chicken by dipping it first in the cassava flour, then in the egg, and finally in the almonds.
  9. Fry in a medium-hot frying pan in cooking oil until golden brown on each side, then place into the oven and allow to bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  10. Remove from the oven and serve.
Keto Chicken Kiev on a white plate.
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Keto Chicken Kiev Recipe

Now is the time to start adopting ethnic food nights into your weekly meal plan, starting with a mouthwatering, ghee-luscious Keto Chicken Kiev.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ukrainian
Keyword chicken, keto recipe, kiev
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 996kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1/4 cup cassava flour optional
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups ground almonds or almond flour
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Herb Butter Ingredients

  • 1 cup grass-fed butter or ghee softened
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 3 tbsp. chives chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients for the herb butter in a bowl and mix well.
    1 cup grass-fed butter or ghee, 1/2 cup parsley, 3 tbsp. chives, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, Zest of 1 lemon
  • Roll into a sausage shape in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Slice a slit into each chicken breast, taking care not to slice through the breast as you create a pocket.
    4 chicken breasts
  • Stuff with a slice of the flavored butter.
  • Place the cassava flour, eggs, and almonds in separate bowls.
    1/4 cup cassava flour, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups ground almonds or almond flour
  • Season cassava and almonds to taste with salt and pepper.
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Coat the chicken by dipping it first in the cassava flour, then in the egg, and finally in the almonds.
  • Fry in a medium-hot frying pan in cooking oil until golden brown on each side, then place into the oven and allow to bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
    Cooking fat
  • Remove from the oven and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 996kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 350mg | Sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2691IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 5mg