Home made healthy chicken kievs

Most of the recipes I post on here are links to other blogs/sites but this recipe is one I have come up with all by myself. I have to admit even I was a bit surprised at how easy this was and how good it tasted. I LOVE chicken Kievs, to me they are a form of comfort food. We used to eat them when I was a child at both my parents and grandparents house. But the shop bought ones are massively over processed and not particularly healthy. So I decided to come up with my own clean version.

This recipe serves 2 but is easily scalable.



  1. 2 chicken breasts
  2. 1 large egg
  3. Ground almonds
  4. 30g butter
  5. 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  6. Italian herbs
  7. Salt & Pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Soften your butter in a bowl or jug (I put the butter in the microwave for 10 seconds but be careful, do not let it turn to liquid!)
  3. Add the garlic and herbs to the butter and mix. Set the garlic butter aside in the fridge.
  4. Slit your chicken breasts, I found slitting them in the top to make a fairly deep pocket worked best but be careful not to go through!
  5. Divide the garlic butter equally between the 2 chicken breasts, push the mixture well down in the pocket you made and then seal the chicken breast back up using cocktail sticks
  6. Whisk the egg with some salt and pepper and place in a shallow dish
  7. Place the ground almonds in a 2nd shallow dish.
  8. Roll the chicken breasts in the egg so they are totally coated
  9. Roll the chicken breasts in the ground almonds so they are totally coated
  10. Place the chicken breasts on a metal baking tray and cover with some parchment paper
  11. Cook for 15 minutes
  12. Remove the paper and cook for a further 25 mins (adjust the timings depending on the thickness of the chicken!)
  13. When you serve, don’t forget to remove the cocktail sticks!

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