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LCHF CHICKEN KIEVS

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Active time 40 minutes
  • Total time 40 minutes
  • Servings 6 portions
  • Crumb coating
  • 100 g raw almonds
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder or flakes (see Tips)
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • Herb and garlic butter
  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, cut into pieces (3 cm)
  • 100 g salted butter, cold and cut into cubes (2-3 cm)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 10 g fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only (see Tips)
  • 10 g fresh basil, leaves only (see Tips)
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves only
  • Chicken Kievs
  • 500 g chicken breast, cut into cubes (approx. 3 cm)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil, for frying

    Preparation

    Crumb coating 
    1.  Place almonds into mixing bowl and mill 5 sec/speed 9. 
     
    2.  Add oregano, onion powder or flakes, paprika, salt and pepper and combine 5 sec//speed 3. Transfer into a large shallow bowl and set aside. Do not rinse mixing bowl.  

    Herb and garlic butter 
    3.  Place Parmesan into mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 9. Transfer into a separate bowl and set aside. 
     
    4.  Place butter, garlic, parsley, basil and thyme into mixing bowl and blend  

    40 sec/speed 5. Transfer into a separate bowl and set aside. Do not rinse mixing bowl.  

    Chicken Kiev's 
    5.  Place chicken, egg, salt, reserved Parmesan cheese and 20 g of the reserved crumb coating into mixing bowl and mince 40 sec/speed 9, until smooth. 
     
    6.  Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray (20 x 30 cm) with baking paper and set aside. 
     
    7.  Using damp hands, divide chicken mixture into 6 portions (approx. 100 g each). Flatten each portion to the size of your palm (approx. 1 cm thickness), then place approx. 1 tbsp reserved herb butter into the centre and form chicken mixture around the butter to enclose completely. Ensure there are no thin spots or holes.  
     
    8.  Roll chicken Kiev's in reserved crumb coating and set aside. Once all chicken portions have had 1 crumb coat, repeat process to coat a second time. 
     
    9.  Place a frying pan over medium-high heat and add oil. Working in batches, fry Kiev's for 2-3 minutes, turning frequently until just golden brown, taking care not to overcook. Transfer pan-fried Kiev's onto prepared baking tray and bake for 10 minutes (180°C) or until cooked through. Rest for 5 minutes before serving with low carb sides of choice. 
     

    Tips & Tricks

    TIP 

    • Be sure to add the parsley and basil leaves in handfuls so the scales can register the weight accurately.  

    • You can make 4 larger portions, if desired. Cooking times will vary and be mindful to adjust the nutritional content accordingly. 

    • After completing crumb coating, chicken Kievs can be frozen for up to 1 month and can be cooked from frozen (adjust cooking times accordingly). 

    • LCHF stands for 'low carb high fat'. This recipe was developed by Skinnymixers (www.skinnymixers.com.au). 

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