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Air Fryer Chicken Kiev Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs

Special equipment needed:
- Air fryer

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, parsley, dill, lemon zest, salt, and pepper until well combined.
3. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them to an even thickness.
4. Divide the butter mixture into four portions and place each portion in the center of a chicken breast.
5. Fold the chicken over the butter mixture and tuck in the sides to form a tight package.
6. Place the flour, eggs, and panko breadcrumbs in three separate shallow bowls.
7. Dip each chicken breast in the flour, shaking off any excess, then dip it in the beaten eggs, and finally coat it in the panko breadcrumbs.
8. Place the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket and spray them with cooking spray.
9. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
10. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 560
Total fat: 27g
Saturated fat: 14g
Cholesterol: 229mg
Sodium: 747mg
Total carbohydrates: 37g
Dietary fiber: 2g
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 40g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Salted butter can be used instead of unsalted butter, but adjust the salt accordingly.
- Fresh herbs can be substituted with dried herbs, but use half the amount.

- Add a teaspoon of smoked paprika to the butter mixture for a smoky flavor.
- Use different herbs, such as basil or thyme, in the butter mixture.
- Stuff the chicken breasts with cheese, such as mozzarella or feta, in addition to the butter mixture.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the chicken breasts are pounded to an even thickness to ensure even cooking.
- Use a meat thermometer to check that the chicken is cooked through, with an internal temperature of 165°F.
- Spray the chicken breasts with cooking spray to help them brown and crisp up in the air fryer.

Storage instructions:
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat the chicken in the air fryer at 375°F for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the chicken on a bed of mashed potatoes or with a side of roasted vegetables.

Garnish with fresh parsley or dill.

Pair with a crisp green salad or a glass of white wine.

Suggested side dishes:
- Mashed potatoes
- Roasted vegetables
- Garlic bread
- Rice pilaf

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the chicken is not browning enough, spray it with more cooking spray.
- If the chicken is not cooked through, increase the cooking time by a few minutes.

Food safety advice:
- Always wash your hands and surfaces thoroughly before and after handling raw chicken.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked to a safe temperature of 165°F.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.

Food history:
Chicken Kiev is a dish of boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold butter, then coated with eggs and breadcrumbs and fried. It originated in Russia in the 18th century and was named after the city of Kiev.

Flavor profiles:
This dish is savory and buttery with hints of garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs.

Serving suggestions:
Serve hot with a side of mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables.

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Region: Ukrainian

Taste: Crispy, Buttery, Garlicky, Savory, Herby