When Challenge Butter asked me to create a recipe post for them I had a hard time deciding what yummy concoction I could whip up with their all natural real cream butter. Initially I planned on doing a simple dump cake but when I stumbled across this recipe for Chicken Kiev, I knew I had to try it!
While this meal received glowing reviews from my family, I will be the first to admit that it is way more time and labor intensive from my usual stuff. But if you have a couple hours one night, then be sure to give this a try!
For 4 servings
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives (I've been growing my own)
- 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
- 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
- 2 cloves minced garlic (I used the pre-minced jar kind)
- 4 tablespoons Challenge spreadable butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
1. In a small bowl mix the first 4 ingredients and set aside.
2. Scoop a tablespoon of butter and set aside on foil. Repeat until you have 4 scoops.
3. Beat together egg and water and set aside in a shallow dish.
4. Place flour and bread crumbs each in it's own shallow dish.
5. Wrap chicken breast in plastic wrap and pound until 1/8" thick using the flat side of a meat mallet. If you don't own a meat mallet you can do this the ghetto way like me and use a rolling pin ;) Repeat for each breast.
6. Remove plastic wrap from chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a scoop of butter and 1/4 of the green onion mixture in the middle of the chicken. Fold in sides and roll up and place it in a casserole dish. Repeat for each chicken breast.
7. Coat chicken rolls with flour. Then dip each one in egg and coat with bread crumbs. Repeat until chicken is completely coated. Return to dish and chill for 1 to 24 hours.
8. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Add chilled chicken rolls and cook until golden brown on all sides.
9. Return chicken to dish and bake uncovered for 15 to 18 minutes at 400 degrees. Make sure each roll is cooked through.
10. Serve over rice pilaf and enjoy! :)
Here's a few fun facts I'd like to share with you guys:
- Challenge is 100% real cream butter with nothing artificial, so you taste only the rich and natural sweet cream which makes all the difference in everything you cook – from flakier crusts to smoother sauces to more savory vegetables, meat and seafood. Real Challenge. Real Difference.
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While I was compensated by Challenge Butter for this post, all opinions expressed here are my own.