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Keto Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev has always been a favorite around our house. This keto-friendly version is just as delicious as the original. This recipe requires some advanced planning. I promise you will be rewarded for your efforts.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Entertaining
Servings: 8
Calories: 347.79kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 1 stick salted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
  • ¾ cup finely ground almond flour
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten


  • In a medium bowl, combine butter, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into a log and wrap with parchment paper, waxed paper, or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until firm.
  • Place the chicken breast in a zip-top bag and pound with a meat mallet until the chicken is ¼” thick.
  • Place butter in the center of each chicken breast and wrap tightly from the long side, tucking in the short sides as you go. Secure with toothpicks. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine almond flour, parmesan, and cayenne pepper.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs.
  • Coat the chicken in the eggs, and then dip in the almond flour mixture, using your fingers to press to coating into the chicken.

Air Fried Keto Chicken Kiev

  • Set your air fryer to 350 degrees. If desired, use an air fryer liner to avoid sticking. Spray the chicken with oil, cook for 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160° F.
  • Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Baked Chicken Kiev

  • Preheat the oven to 375 ° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken on the baking sheet and spray with oil.
  • Baked for 40 to 45 minutes until an instant-read thermometer registers 160° F.
  • Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 347.79kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.98g | Protein: 31.48g | Fat: 23.39g | Saturated Fat: 10.27g | Trans Fat: 0.48g | Cholesterol: 152.25mg | Sodium: 683.15mg | Potassium: 459.27mg | Fiber: 1.19g | Sugar: 0.52g | Vitamin A: 627.02IU | Vitamin C: 2.83mg | Calcium: 144.09mg | Iron: 1.18mg