RECIPE: Chicken Kiev

When trying to loose weight, you don’t need to loose the good food you enjoy. Take this recipe for example, who doesn’t love a Kiev?… A simple recipe which wont leave you slaving away in the kitchen for hours. Just add a side of salad or spuds and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcal 327
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 18g
  • Saturates 5g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 38g
  • Salt 0.78g


  • 6 garlic cloves, 2 peeled
  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 85g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 4 tbsp garlic & herb soft cheese
  • PLUS 4 tbsp olive oil


1 – Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Whizz together the 2 peeled garlic cloves, parsley and 1 tsp olive oil in a food processor. Add the breadcrumbs and seasoning before pulsing briefly to mix. Tip onto a plate.

2 – Cut a slit (roughly thumb-length) in the side of each chicken breast, at the plump end. Spoon ¼ of the soft cheese into each hole and press the edges together to seal. Rub 2 tsp oil over all the chicken breasts before pressing the herby crumbs onto them.

3 – Place the coated chicken in a shallow roasting tin. Scatter round the remaining unpeeled garlic cloves and drizzle with the rest of the oil. Bake for 20-25 mins until the chicken is cooked and crumbs crisp and golden. Squeeze out the soft, roasted garlic from the skins and serve with the chicken.

Serves 4

Preparation time approx 35-40 mins

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