Crispy Wild Garlic Butter Chicken Kiev

by Zarina
Crispy Wild Garlic Butter Chicken Kiev

That sizzle and crackle as I remove the tray from the oven… watching the clock.. 5 mins rest time.. waiting to slice through that crisp golden crunch.. drum roll please.. 🙏 perfection.. just ooooozing with wild garlicky, lemony butter!!. This is chicken Kiev in a league of its own.

It just works. Wild garlic adds another dimension to this dish with flavour and texture bursting with fresh, vibrant garlic butter goodness… try it and see!

However, if you can’t get a hold of wild garlic, make it the traditional way with parsley!

Crispy Wild Garlic Butter Chicken Kiev

Crispy Wild Garlic Butter Chicken Kiev

Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 25g wild garlic leaves
  • 150g softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove finely crushed with salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 70g plain flour
  • 150g panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C
2. Finely chop wild garlic, add to butter and lemon zest
3. Add garlic, mash it all together with a fork, season
4. Lay out some cling film and shape the butter into a sausage, wrap tight and refrigerate for 30 minutes till hardened
5. In 3 different plates, put egg, flour, and breadcrumbs
6. Make a sharp incision into the flat end of the chicken and slice open a small pocket, careful not to slice all the way through
7. Cut the butter into 8 slices and stuff 2 into each breast, squeezing the edges together to re-seal
8. Dip into flour mixed with cayenne pepper first, then egg, then breadcrumbs
9. Heat 1cm vegetable oil in a pan on med heat, cook chicken 2-3 minutes per side until crisp and golden
10. Transfer to the baking tray and finish in the oven for 20 minutes
11. Rest for 5 mins before serving

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