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Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev
Place of origin Ukraine
Region or state Kyiv
Main ingredients Chicken breast, garlic butter, herbs, bread crumbs
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Chicken Kiev (Ukrainian: Котлета по-київськи, kotleta po-kyivsky, Russian: Котлета по-киевски, kotleta po-kiyevski) is a popular breaded cutlet dish of boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold garlic butter with herbs, then breaded and either fried or baked.


The dish has traditionally been considered Ukrainian in origin since its name comes from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. However, the Russian food historian William Pokhlebkin claimed that Chicken Kiev was invented in the St. Petersburg Merchants' Club in the early 20th century as Novo-Mikhailovsky cutlet, and was subsequently renamed Chicken Kiev (котлета по-киевски, kotleta po-kiyevski, lit. 'Kiev-style cutlet') by a Soviet restaurant.[1]

Alternative names

In Poland it is known as kotlet de volaille (pl. kotlet, cutlet, fr. de volaille, of poultry).

In popular culture

Similar dishes

There are other dishes similar to Chicken Kiev. Particularly popular is Chicken Cordon Bleu with a cheese and ham filling instead of butter.

See also


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  2. ^ Åslund, Anders (March 2009). How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy. Peterson Institute for International Economics. pp. 29–30. 
  3. ^ "Bush Sr. clarifies 'Chicken Kiev' speech". Washington Times. 2004-05-24. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  4. ^ Moran, Joe (2005-01-24). "Hum, ping, rip: the sounds of cooking". New Statesman. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Do you know what you are eating?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-09-04.