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Low Carb Chicken Kiev


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  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus an optional 1-2 tablespoons for frying
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, with or without skin (each breast around 6 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or animal fat
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Servings 4
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 40mins
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Step 1

Mix together the stick of butter, herbs, and salt and pepper until well combined. This can be done by softening the butter and mashing the ingredients together with a fork, or by blending everything in a food processor or stand mixer.

Scrape the butter onto a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and shape/roll it into a log that is about the same size as a stick of butter. Place in the freezer 25 minutes to harden.

Place each chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap or wax paper and use a mallet or rolling pin to pound each breast to 1/4-inch thickness. Don’t pound it too thin, or the meat will tear when you try to roll it up.

Take the butter out of the freezer and slice it into 4 rectangular pieces that are the same size. Place a slab of butter in the middle of each chicken breast. Fold in the short sides of the chicken breast just a little bit, and then fold over one long side so it covers the butter. Roll the breast long ways into a tight roll. Refrigerate 1-2 hours, which makes the butter firm and helps the chicken hold together better.

Season the outside of the chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil/animal fat in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is nice and hot, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the chicken breasts with the seam down. Cook until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, approximately 20 minutes.

A few minutes before the chicken comes out of the pan, you can add remaining tablespoons of butter, for extra flavor and browning.

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