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Mom's Baked Chicken Kiev

Mom's Baked Chicken Kiev

Mom's Baked Chicken Kiev is so juicy and flavorful! Garlic butter, your favorite herbs, in a crispy parmesan coating. You will not be disappointed!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, chicken breast


  • rimmed baking sheet


  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted, room temperature - (1 stick)
  • 1 tblsp herbs, dried (tarragon, parsley, thyme, sage, marjoram, or any combination)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder plus extra for seasoning chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt - plus extra for seasoning chicken
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper plus extra for seasoning chicken
  • 2 eggs beaten with 1 teaspoon water or milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs, panko or crushed cornflakes
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil and a rack coated in cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine butter, 1 tablespoon of spices of your choice, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper in the bowl. Use a fork or spatula to blend together..
  • Myself, I always use parsley (1 tsp.) and usually I use dill (1 tsp.) and tarragon (1 tsp) as well. We also use just 1 tablespoon of thyme. I also love making this chicken with just garlic butter. I always keep a store bought stick around for such an occasion! You see so many options and so little time!
  • Place chicken breasts, 1 at a time, in a resealable bag to prevent mess if desired, and pound to about ¼ inch thick, without tearing the chicken if at all possible.
  • Once the chicken has been flattened place a chicken breast on a flat surface with its widest end away from you.
  • Season each piece of chicken with sprinkles of salt and pepper.
  • Using a butter knife, smear butter mixture across the top of each flattened chicken breast.
  • Then tightly roll each chicken breast away from you, as tight as possible. Repeat with each chicken breast.
  • Place egg and milk or water mixture in a shallow dish. Mix together with a fork!
  • In another shallow dish combine crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Place flour into a shallow bowl as well.
  • Coat chicken rolls with flour and shake to remove any excess.
  • Next, dip in egg mixture, let excess drip off.
  • Then coat each chicken breast with crumb mixture. Try not to miss a spot!
  • Place the rolled breast on your prepared baking sheet and rack, with the seam side down if possible.
  • Sprinkle a little dried parsley on top of each piece of chicken if desired, I usually do!
  • Bake in 350 degree oven until golden brown, approximately 40-45 minutes or done.
  • Let chicken rest for 5 minutes on wire rack before serving.
  • When baking the chicken, some butter may leak out – that is ok just pour the melted butter on top of the chicken before slicing. Delicious and enjoy every bite!