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Crispy Chicken Kiev Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Special equipment needed:
- Plastic wrap
- Meat mallet
- Kitchen twine
- Deep-fry thermometer
- Baking sheet

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet until even thickness.

3. In a shallow dish, combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.

4. In another shallow dish, beat eggs.

5. In a third shallow dish, place panko breadcrumbs.

6. Dredge each chicken breast in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

7. Dip each chicken breast in the beaten eggs, then coat in the panko breadcrumbs, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to adhere.

8. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

9. While the chicken is baking, in a small bowl, mix together butter, parsley, chives, and lemon juice.

10. Remove chicken from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

11. Cut a small slit in the thickest part of each chicken breast and stuff with a tablespoon of the herb butter.

12. Tie each chicken breast with kitchen twine to secure the butter inside.

13. Heat oil in a deep skillet to 350°F.

14. Fry each chicken breast for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.

15. Remove from oil and let drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Baking temperature: 375°F
Internal temperature of chicken: 165°F
Frying temperature: 350°F
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 630
Fat: 32g
Carbohydrates: 45g
Protein: 38g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Gluten-free breadcrumbs can be used instead of panko breadcrumbs for a gluten-free option.
- Margarine can be used instead of butter for a dairy-free option.
- Dried herbs can be used instead of fresh herbs.

- Instead of herb butter, try stuffing the chicken with garlic butter or cheese.
- Add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the flour mixture for a spicy kick.
- Use boneless, skinless turkey breasts instead of chicken breasts.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness to ensure even cooking.
- Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before cutting into it to allow the juices to redistribute.
- Use a deep-fry thermometer to ensure the oil is at the correct temperature for frying.

Storage instructions:
Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat, place chicken in a preheated 350°F oven for 10-15 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 chives.

Pair with a crisp green salad or a side of garlic bread.

Suggested side dishes:
Mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, garlic bread, green salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the chicken is not crispy enough, try frying for an additional minute on each side.
- If the chicken is overcooked, reduce the baking time or frying time.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.
- Use a deep-fry thermometer to ensure the oil is at the correct temperature for frying.

Food history:
Chicken Kiev is a classic Ukrainian dish that has become popular around the world. It is traditionally made with boneless chicken breast that is stuffed with herb butter and then breaded and fried.

Flavor profiles:
This dish is savory and buttery with a crispy exterior and a juicy interior.

Serving suggestions:
Serve with a side of mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

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Region: Ukrainian

Taste: Crispy, Buttery, Garlicky, Savory, Herby