• Level
  • Serves
  • Time
    25 minutes


A family favourite – chicken kievs are simple to make and really tasty. This paleo version uses ground almonds instead of the traditional breadcrumbs for a delicious grain and gluten-free alternative. Make sure to source good quality free-range chicken breasts.


We like the following suppliers for good-quality meat:


*Eversfield Organic: https://www.eversfieldorganic.co.uk


*Green Pasture Farms: http://www.greenpasturefarms.co.uk


*Abel and Cole: http://www.abelandcole.co.uk


*The Well Hung Meat Company: http://www.wellhungmeat.com


*Ocado: http://www.ocado.com/webshop/startWebshop.do




  • Method :
    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
    2. Place the chicken breasts on a board and using a meat hammer bash them out a little.
    3. Make a slit in the chicken breasts where you will put the garlic butter.
    4. Mix the crushed garlic clove with the butter and a little of the fresh parsley in a bowl until well combined.
    5. Place a spoonful of the garlic butter into the slit you have made in each chicken breast. Stick two cocktail sticks through each breast to hold the slit closed.
    6. On a plate mix the ground almonds with some smoked paprika, ground cumin, a little fresh parsley and salt and pepper.
    7. Crack the egg into a bowl and lightly beat.
    8. Dip the chicken breasts first into the egg and then roll in the ground almond mixture to get a good coating on both sides. Place the kievs onto a plate.
    9. Heat the cooking fat in a frying pan and then fry the kievs for 3-4 minutes per side to get a nice crispy coating.
    10. Place the kievs into an ovenproof dish and bake for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the cocktail sticks before serving.