Chicken Kyiv

Kuriachi kotlety po-Kyievs’ky

Preparation info

  • Makes 12 rolls or

    6 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

  • About

This is probably the best-known Ukrainian classic. How the noble city of Kyiv came to lend its name to the dish is not clear. In traditionally prepared Chicken Kyiv, a boned chicken breast (with the wing attached) is stuffed with butter, dredged in coarse breadcrumbs, pan-fried, and then served immediately so the butter spurts out as the meat is cut. It is a preparation that bears witness to the humble chicken’s almost cult status in Ukraine.

Ask your butcher to special cut and debo