Tuesday, 29 October 2013

#Spud - He's kinda a big deal

I am a big fan of comfort food and the nostalgia foods that remind you of your childhood.  One of these is the good old seventies hit, the mighty Chicken Kiev. The garlic butter oozing out from between the breaded chicken, that salty, buttery slightly synthetic taste. mmmmm. When I was at boarding school they loved to give us turkey kiev bites for supper on a Sunday, pair those with curly fries and you were onto a winner. 

Today, I am well aware that most of that 'chicken or turkey' kiev is probably highly processed and formed meat. Not that juicy breast you once thought but very likely it's brain.  This is why I now prefer to make my own kiev's. They are very simple and pair these with the mighty sweet potato chip, you are on to a winning combination.  These are also much healthier than shop bought because you can control what you are putting in to the dish. The sweet potatoes are really high in Beta- Carotene which is an important antioxidant, they are also stuffed full of potassium which helps maintain low blood pressure and keeping that heart healthy. Basically the humble sweet potato is one hell of a big deal.

This is what you will need to make these bad ass kiev's and Spud the Sweet Potato chips for 2 people.

  • 2 free range chicken breasts (skin removed)
  • Some garlic butter (I like to make my own by whizzing up butter, garlic and fresh herbs -also a winner on steaks)
  • Fresh bread crumbs
  • dried sage and thyme
  • 1 egg
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • fresh rosemary
  • paprika
  • Some sort of green veg- I used Brussel sprouts because they are one of my favourite vegetable and i may have got a little over excited in Tesco when I saw them. Weirdo alert.
  1. Pre heat your oven to approx. 190c
  2. First off you want to prep your little chickies, cut a small slit into the top of the breast then carefully with a small paring knife try and make a hole within the breasts. Then stuff with the garlic butter till you can't fit any more in. Tightly wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge.
  3. Next, keeping the skin on your little Spuddys, you want to chop in to chip sized pieces and line a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and cover with the rosemary and paprika. season. Pop in to your hot oven. 

4. In one bowl put the egg and whisk with a fork to break it up. In another bowl or plate put your bread crumbs, mix with the dried herbs and season. Dip your first breast in the egg so its all covered and then transfer to the bread crumbs. make sure that the entire kiev is covered in the crumbs and but on to a baking tray. Repeat with the other kiev. Pop in to the oven for approx 25-30 mins.

5. prep your veg, I quickly steamed the sprouts and added to some chopped fried bacon. 

5. After the chips being in the oven for 40-45 mins take out the chicken and the chips and plate up.

Aaaand enjoy! 


1 comment:

  1. These look yummy! I love, love, love sweet potato, and these look so goooood.



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