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Couscous filled Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev stuffed with buttery, herby couscous. Making the chicken extra succulent.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Not Specific
Keyword chicken kiev, chicken with couscous, couscous recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 417 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 1/4 of a cup of couscous
  • A handful of parsley chopped fine
  • 1/3 of a cup of chicken stock
  • 4 chicken breasts trimmed
  • 80 g of butter
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs cracked in a bowl whisked with 1/4 cup of milk , then seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. - Pre-heat an oven to 210 degrees Celsius.
  2. - Put the chicken stock a pot on high heat. As soon as the stock comes to a boil turn the heat off. Transfer the stock to a bowl with your couscous and parsley. Mix together then cover with cling film and set aside for about 10 minutes until the couscous has absorbed all of the stock.
  3. - Use a sharp knife to carefully cut a pocket (a fairly deep incision) in the fattest part of the chicken breasts. If you are confused with this step, then watch the video in the post.

  4. - Fill that pocket that you cut in the chicken with a good wodge of butter, then some of your couscous.
  5. - Prepare your flour, beaten egg and milk mixture and breadcrumbs in/on separate bowls and/or pates.
  6. - Coat the chicken in the flour, dust off the excess (being very careful that the filling doesn't fall out of the chicken), then transfer to your beaten eggs, then transfer to your breadcrumbs. Making sure that the chicken is well coated in all 3 components.
  7. - Pre-heat a large, preferably non-stick frying pan on high heat. Add your olive oil, then add your chicken breasts. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, making sure you get some nice colour on both sides of the chicken.
  8. - Transfer the chicken to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Then cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
  9. - Serve your chicken Kiev with a simple dressed salad on the side and enjoy.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Be careful when cutting your incision in the chicken for the filling to go in. Take your time and keep an eye on what you're doing. 
Nutrition Facts
Couscous filled Chicken Kiev
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.4g45%
Saturated Fat 11.7g73%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 282mg12%
Potassium 428mg12%
Carbohydrates 13.5g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 23.8g48%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.