Friday, October 2, 2009

Chicken Kiev

I made this last night for dinner and forgot how good it was! The lemon butter gives it a perfect flavor! This needs to chill 2-3 hours before baking, so make ahead!

1/2 Cup plus 3 T butter
Juice and grated peel of one lemon
2 T minced parsley
1 tsp crushed thyme
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1 Cup Flour
1 egg, beaten
1 Cup Cracker Meal (I used plain bread crumbs)

*Melt 1/2 Cup butter with lemon juice, peel, parsley and thyme. Chill in small bowl until firm.

*Pound chicken breasts between waxed paper. Season with salt and pepper.

*Place a Tablespoon of chilled butter mixture in center of each breast and roll breast around butter mixture. Secure with a toothpick if necessary. Coat with flour, dip into egg mixture and roll in cracker meal. Place chicken in shallow casserole and refrigerate 2-3 hours.

*Melt 3 Tablespoons butter and drizzle over chicken. Bake at 400 for 35-40 minutes.

-From the Junior League of Washington, D.C.

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