Chicken Kyiv: unveiling 3 irresistible recipes

Alongside borscht and varenyky, chicken Kyiv cutlet is one of the most well-known dishes of Ukrainian cuisine. Italians call it “gracious meat,” the French refer to it as “airy chicken,” and the Germans hail it as the “meat princess.” The tender meat encased in crispy breading is on the menus of many upscale restaurants worldwide.

Let us present 3 recipesfor this classic dish to suit your taste. Read on to learn how to prepare the perfect chicken Kyiv – crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Flavorful chicken Kyiv cutlets with butter and herbs

Chicken Kyiv is traditionallycooked with a small chicken bone wrapped in parchment paperto protect your hands from burning. These aromatic cutlets taste best with mashed potatoes, buckwheat groats, and vegetable salads.


  • 2 pieces of chicken breast
  • 150 g dairy butter
  • 60 g flour
  • 150 g breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml milk
  • 20 g fresh parsley
  • 300 ml vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper – to taste


  1. Remove the skin from chicken breasts. Cut each piece lengthwise into three parts. Cover the meat with plastic wrap, pound it until it is about 0.5 cm thick, and season with salt.
  2. Chop parsley, combine it with room-temperature butter, and mix until it forms a homogeneous mixture. Form a filling using two tablespoons. Place it in the freezer for five minutes to prevent the filling from spreading. Take the slightly frozen butter pieces from the refrigerator, place them on the fillets,roll the cutlets tightly, and let them cool in the freezer for five minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a deep bowl, mix the eggs with milk and whisk the mixture together.Season the cutlets with pepper, coat them in flour, dip them in the egg and milk mixture, and then cover them in breadcrumbs.Repeat the process.
  4. Fry the cutlets in a skillet with oil until they get a golden crust, for about five minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F) and bake the cutlets until they are cooked through, for about 10 minutes.

Chicken Kyiv with cheese

This delightful recipe features tender chicken breast filled with creamy cheese and flavorful spices. Coated in a crispy breadcrumb crust, these cutlets are fried to perfection and baked for a golden finish. Get ready for a mouthwatering dish!


  • 1 piece of chicken breast
  • 40 g dairy butter
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 20 g cheese
  • 300 g breadcrumbs
  • 200 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 ml vegetable oil
  • Salt and spices – to taste
  • Parsley – to taste


  1. Split the chicken breast along the bone into 2 parts. Cut each piece in half lengthwise so you have 4 filets in total. Pound each filet and season with salt and pepper. Melt the butter, add herbs, salt, pepper, finely grated garlic, and paprika.
  2. Place a piece of cheese and seasoned butter on the edge of each filet, and roll it up. Beat eggs with salt with a fork. Coat therollsin flour, then dip them in the eggs and breadcrumbs. Repeat the process several times.
  3. Pour vegetable oil into a deep frying pan (about 3 cm deep) and fry the cutlets on both sides until theydevelop a golden crust. Then place them in the oven for 15 minutes at a temperature of 190°C (374°F).

Chicken Kyiv with mushrooms

This delectable recipe features juicy chicken breast rolled with savory mushrooms and seasoned to perfection. Coated in a crispy breadcrumb crust, these cutlets are fried until golden and baked for a mouthwatering finish. Get ready for a delightful culinary experience!


  • 1 kg chicken breast
  • 2 bulb onions
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 150 g dairy butter
  • 500 ml vegetable oil
  • Salt and spices – to taste
  • 150 g flour
  • 150 g breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 tbsp of milk


  1. Finely chop onions and sauté them in a frying pan until golden brown. Add sliced mushrooms, season the mass with salt and pepper, and cook until done.
  2. Cut the chicken breast fillet into slices, pound them with amallet, and season the meat with salt and pepper. Roll up each piece of chicken with a small amount of butter and mushrooms on the edge.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and milk. Coat the chicken rolls in flour, dip them in the egg mixture, and coat them with breadcrumbs.Repeat the process until you have used all the ingredients.
  4. Pour vegetable oil into a frying pan, filling it halfway up the height of thecutlets, and fry them until golden brown.
  5. Place the cutletsin the oven for 15 minutes at 200°C (392°F).

In conclusion, chicken Kyiv cutlets are an iconic dish in Ukrainian cuisine, known for their tender meat and crispy breading.With these delicious recipes, you can recreate the authentic taste in your kitchen and impress your loved ones with this Ukrainian dish.Whether you choose the traditional version with butter and herbs, the indulgent variation with cheese, or the earthy flavor of mushrooms, these cutlets will surely delight your taste buds.

Bonus: we have one more great recipe for you – miniature Kyiv cutlets!