Cooking In College: Chicken Kiev shows you care

CIC_Chicken KievEveryone has at least one woman in their life that has influenced and guided them. For many it’s their mother, for others their grandmother, sister, wife or even just a friend. If you’re not much of a cook, but want to treat some special lady in your life to a home-cooked meal, here’s an easy recipe that is sure to impress.

My fiance is a great guy, and more often than not, he’s the one cooking dinner. One thing he loves to cook is chicken kiev. His version of the dish may not look too fancy, but it is certainly tasty. It’s cheap, too. All the ingredients for two servings cost a whopping $11.

Photos by Heather Hamilton

Photos by Heather Hamilton

First, defrost two chicken breasts in the refrigerator overnight. When you’re ready to make the dish, grab two cutting boards — one for the chicken, and one for the chives. Place one chicken breast on a cutting board and beat it with a meat tenderizer. If you don’t have a meat tenderizer, use a rolling pin. Get the chicken breast as flat as possible. Repeat on the other chicken breast.

Once that’s done, rinse off the chives and chop them up on the other cutting board. Stop chopping when the green color nearly fades to white.

Slice the stick of butter in half lengthwise. Put one half onto each of the flattened chicken breasts. Sprinkle the chopped chives over both.

Then, begin folding the chicken over itself to cover the butter and chives. Use toothpicks to hold it in place.

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Crack two eggs in a bowl and whisk them until fully blended. Roll the chicken breasts in the egg mixture, then roll them in a bowl or plate of breading flakes until liberally coated. Place the chicken in a baking pan.

Put pan the oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. After that, take them out and turn them over. Continue baking in the oven for another five minutes or so, and enjoy!

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